Case Studies

ePortfolios elevate student voice and work

The Faculty of Arts wants each of their students to cross the graduation stage with confidence—confidence in their skills, their future and the potential of their degree. But in a faculty with more than 12,000 students across 25 programs, this is no easy feat.

Checkpoints help PharmD students self-assess learning

Weekly quizzes are helping students in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences test their understanding of course material.

TLEF awards $2.25 million to enhance student learning

The Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) has awarded $2.25 million in funding to 63 projects to enhance teaching and learning at UBC for the 2018-19 academic year.

Open UBC snapshot: Use of open resources continues to increase

The adoption and use of open resources at UBC continues to increase, with student savings in academic year 2017 estimated at $1.4 to $2.2 million.

New course tackles ‘wicked problems’ with strategic design methodology

Starting in January 2018, undergraduate students will have the chance to participate in the pilot of an experiential learning course focused on ‘wicked problems.’

Project identifies teaching practices that promote student wellbeing

Through examining the impact of instructional practices on student mental health and wellbeing, this project is helping create classroom spaces where students can thrive.

Latest round of TLEF projects announced

Fifteen large projects and 49 small projects have been selected in the latest round of funding through the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF).

LFS core series builds community engagement

Through working on community projects, students in the Land, Food and Community series are gaining hands-on learning experience and creating a lasting impact in their community.

Vantage College brings innovation to teaching international students

Through innovative instruction, small classes, and a collaborative atmosphere, Vantage College is creating a unique and comprehensive first-year experience for international students. The shift: Integrated, disciplinary language support for English language learners  Come spring 2018, the first cohort of students in the Vantage One program will be graduating UBC. Vantage One is a unique first-year […]

Learning through gaming

Professor includes a mobile scavenger hunt game in course about soil science.