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Learning with Lynda.com: Top 10 tips for virtual meetings

Gone are the days when meetings were exclusively in-person events. More often they are becoming virtual, whether by phone conference or video conference, to accommodate busy schedules and diverse work locations. Given the different dynamics and technology capabilities which exist in virtual meetings, it’s valuable to consider ways of enhancing the experience and ensuring that each attendee is engaged and able to contribute. In the Lynda.com video “Top 10 tips for virtual meetings”, you will learn both technical and facilitation strategies which will help ensure that your next virtual meeting is productive and engaging.

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Which of the top 10 strategies featured will you implement in your next virtual meeting? Is there a strategy you would add to the list? If so, add it in the comments below!

Learn more great tips on in the full course: Common Meeting Problems (54m)

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Learning with Lynda.com: Helping UBC’s student employees succeed in the workplace

UBC strives to provides meaningful work experiences on campus that offer the opportunity for current UBC students to develop professional skills and learn in a work environment.  This short Lynda.com video “Managing a younger employee”  highlights three common challenges managers face when supervising younger workers and provides practical steps you can take to support student workers and other younger employees on your team.

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How might you adapt your working style to bring out the best in your student employees?

Learn more great tips on in the full course: Managing a Multigenerational Workforce (56m)

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Learning with Lynda.com: Enhance Your Writing with Four Essential Edits

Would you like to discover ways to create writing that is purposeful, concise, and pleasurable to read? In the short lynda.com video “Proof the secret sauce works”, Shani Raja, former editor for the Wall Street Journal, shares insights and techniques to transform even the most basic of sentences to exceptional writing.

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What will you be writing next? Which of the four “ingredients” shared in the video could you focus on?

Learn more great tips in the full course:  Writing with Flair: How to Become an Exceptional Writer (5h 8m)

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Learning with Lynda.com: Expand your portfolio of learning

The variety of learning opportunities you can engage in is vast and at times it can be challenging to identify learning that will best align with your goals. The process of creating a learning portfolio can support you in identifying “learning investments” and generating strategies to engage in lifelong learning.

The short Lynda.com video, Expand your portfolio of learning, highlights the importance and strategies of creating a learning portfolio, and invites you to sample various learning offerings through a “learning roulette.”

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What opportunities would you like to add to your learning portfolio next?

Dive into the full course content at Learning Agility (37 m)

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Learning with Lynda.com: Learning Canvas: Create Modules

Canvas was launched as UBC’s new learning management system in the fall of 2017 and since then over 2,700 courses have been transitioned to the new learning platform. UBC has introduced a variety of methods to help Faculty and Staff navigate the transition from Connect, including online tutorials available through Lynda.com.

These online tutorials are accessible at all times as you work in Canvas, and can be a great step-by-step support as you use the learning platform. Sample the Lynda.com Canvas offerings by viewing this short video called “create modules” to learn about the process and functionality of this feature.

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What Canvas tool or functionality can you add to your next course offering to enhance the student learning experience?

Dive into the full course content at Learning Canvas 2018 (2h 2m) or Learning Canvas 2018 – Modified for UBC Audience playlist 

Note: Lynda.com courses will occasionally include specific tutorial instruction for features and tools that are not currently available at UBC or aligned with our internal processes. Within this featured course “creating a teacher account” and “ add students to a course” are examples of video instruction segments that are not aligned with processes established at UBC. Please refer to the UBC Canvas Tools page and CTLT – Canvas training sessions for the features and tools currently available at UBC.

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Learning with Lynda.com: Why Statistics Matter in Your Life

Are you questioning the numbers that cross your path in the emails you receive, the reports you review, and the articles you read? Do you ask yourself: Where did those numbers come from? How are they calculated? Are those the right numbers needed to make this decision? Watch the short Lynda.com video,  “Why statistics matter in your life,” to learn why an understanding of statistics can help you evaluate data and make better decisions at work.

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What new insights could you gain in your daily work if you had a clear understanding of statistics and the stories they can tell?

Dive into the full course content at Statistics Foundations: 1 ( 2h)

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