The UFV ePortfolio Best Practices Handbook  

ePortfolio Guide

The UFV ePortfolio Best Practices Handbook is a resource for faculty who endeavour to improve their teaching by implementing the High Impact Practice of ePortfolios into their courses or programs. The Handbook, created by Claire Hay, Mary Gene Saudelli, Michelle Johnson, and Judy Jones, will continue to evolve as new information and insights pertaining to ePortfolio are added. Contained within the downloadable PDF document are practical lesson plans, assignments, rubrics, samples, and workshop slides that are relevant to ePortfolio practice here at UFV.

Symposium 2018 Call for Proposals

Symposium 2018 call for proposals is now open! We welcome proposals from a variety of post-secondary institutions across B.C.

Approximately 20 proposals will be accepted for Strand A & B, and 10-15 proposals for Strand C. All proposals will be assessed by the BCTLC program committee, according to a scoring rubric. To assist you, here are some exemplary proposals from previous years.

We invite proposals from all who are doing research into teaching and learning in all academic disciplines and topics of interest to the higher education community, e.g.,  open pedagogy, open educational practices, educational technology, indigenization, internationalization, etc.

Important dates to note:

  • Call for Proposals open: May 15 – Aug 17, 2018
  • Proposals reviewed by planning committee: Aug 20 – Sept 4, 2018
  • Symposium 2018: Oct 24, 2018

For more information follow this link  




Exploring the New Curriculum


Friday, October 19, 2018

8:30am - 3:00pm

University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford

Student Union Building - Evered Hall 

This one day event will bring together university faculty and high school teachers, academic advisors and guidance counsellors to build knowledge around the new curriculum. 

The purpose of the day is to build knowledge around the new curriculum by developing relationships between teachers and faculty. It is an opportunity to exchange ideas about what is being learned and how. The day will focus on student learning to ensure a smooth transition from high school to postsecondary. 

Please follow links for: AGENDA /REGISTRATION




PDDAY2018 was a great success, thank you!

We would like to send out a big "thank you" to those of you who facilitated workshops, those of you who participated and to everyone who helped make this such a great day. Collaboration is the key to success.

Check under the hood‌‌‌‌

Is it time for a course tune-up?

Take advantage of our Check Under the Hood program. Provide us with your course documents and we will put the course through our 10 Point Checklist. Quick and easy, you will receive feedback on your course and have the opportunity for a one-on-one consultation with one of our teaching and learning team. The first 25 faculty members to sign up receive a fantastic gift!

Complete this form to start the tune up... 

Save Your Ol' Faves‌‌‌‌

The Save Your Ol' Faves is a new initiative to support faculty in saving their old favourite teaching materials to a digital form. Let TLC convert your out-of-date VHS tapes, acetates used fro overhead projectors, or paper resources to a digital format so that they can be saved and shared with students easily. All for Free!

Be one of the first 25 people to bring in your old favourites and receive a gift!  Register here!

Building strengths header

The online module, Building Strengths, is now available at http://ufv.ca/buildingstrengths. Created in partnership with Nicola Valley Institute of Technology and UFV, this learning resource looks at how to make the classroom experience more accessible to students. Although it focuses on trades and technology fields, the learning gained from this module is applicable to any subject. It looks at universal design for learning, adapting practical spaces, cultural implications of disability, and inviting success. This module focuses on the whole student and provides strategies and tips for being more inclusive in our instructional practices. Those who complete the module will receive a Letter of Completion from Teaching and Learning that can be used in teaching dossiers.

Teaching & Learning Tool Kit

The University of the Fraser Valley and the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology have put together an Accessibility Tool Kit for faculty and staff to complement the Building Strengths module. This online document is filled with resources and information to assist the learning for students with disabilities. Please download the document to your computer and keep it as a resource to refer to anytime. You can also print it and take it with you.

If you are having browser issues, try using Google Chrome.


Magna Mentor Commons is a subscription based website that provides faculty with on-demand access to 20 Minute Mentor programs covering a broad range of faculty development topics.

For access to UFV's subscription to Magna Mentor Commons, please send an email to etsbookings@ufv.ca.  We will send you a link to the UFV sign-up page along with an Authorization Code.  Access is free and unlimited to all UFV faculty.

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What’s brewing in your classroom?

Meet with Dr. Maureen Wideman to discuss your ideas and challenges. She can help you reach your teaching goals and develop great learning experiences for students.

Book a meeting now

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