Design Gallery

This space, curated by ETS Learning Designers, featureEducatorst and emerging strategies and resources that support the shifting teaching and learning landscape. Each highlight includes the context for the integration of a particular technoorganizingh demonstration anwritingrief discussion of its pedagogical pros and cons. The design solutions are the result of a partnership between a learning designer and a course author or instructor, but it often includes a collaboration of professionals with diverse skills; educational technologists, media experts, web designers and others.

AI Syllabus

In line with UBC’s approach to AI tools, it is strongly recommended that the AI guidelines for the course be explicitly outlined in the course syllabus, and communicated to the students at the outset of the semester so that they are aware of the parameters within which the AI tools may or may not be used.


OpenAI’s ChatGPT can be used in the courses to develop critical thinking, research, and revision skills. In particular, it can assist students in gathering multiple viewpoints, organizing information, and writing a cohesive assignment with a comprehensive argument that considers all perspectives.

Communication Board

Asynchronous activities create flexibility of time and space into the learning environments. Padlet is one such tool that can be used for brainstorming, research, sharing ideas, and learning new skills. It enables content collaboration and knowledge sharing in a variety of ways with the potential to support active engagement.

Visual Syllabus

The use of media as part of online learning activities serves to engage students with a variety of mediums. Using media in online learning activities and assessments engages students in the course content by combining text, visuals, and videos while creating a strong community of inquiry.

Interactive Grammar Activities

A range of interactive grammar-based activities was created with H5P technology. It enabled students taking a French teacher-education course to have a large number of opportunities for learning and practice.

Infographic Assignment

An online learning environment offers the opportunity to try an alternative assessment strategy. An infographic assignment allows students to be more creative in demonstrating their knowledge of augmentative communication options in a special education course.

NOS Card Game

A redesign of the originally face-to-face Nature of Science (NOS) card game into an online, digital format. This learning activity is pivotal to exploring the underlying assumptions and foundational knowledge of science for new teachers being exposed to science instruction for the first time.

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