Faculty resources

The Student Learning Hub is available to help students in a variety of academic areas. If you have a student who could benefit from our services, we encourage you to refer them to us early to ensure they receive the maximum benefit.

To learn more about our services, please contact us at learning.hub@ubc.ca or refer to our Frequently Asked Questions below.

Promotional Resources

New! Student Learning Hub on Canvas Commons

We have created a module for instructors to import into their Canvas courses. Available through Canvas Commons, this module provides an overview of current services so students can learn about Hub services and easily access them.

Screenshot of Canvas Commons Module. Text reads: Learn about free learning support at UBCO

  1. Go to Canvas Commons
  2. Search “Student Learning Hub”
  3. Select the “Learn about free learning support at UBCO” module
  4. Follow these instructions for importing a resource from Canvas Commons.
  5. Contact learning.hub@ubc.ca if you have any trouble importing the module.

Syllabus Statements

We have prepared both general and writing-specific syllabus statements for the Summer terms and the Winter terms. These statements may be updated prior to the start of each term, so please make sure you have the current version in your syllabus.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I require my entire class to see a Writing Consultant in the Student Learning Hub?

Although you are welcome to encourage your class to utilize all supports in the Student Learning Hub, we do not recommend obligating an entire class to book an appointment as a course requirement or for extra credit.

Such requirements may strain our limited resources and this practice can result in unproductive consultations.

How can I encourage my class to use the Student Learning Hub?

We encourage instructors to include a statement in their syllabi encouraging students to use our services at the Student Learning Hub. Syllabus statements include both general and writing-specific messaging. Further, instructors can import our module from Canvas Commons. See Resources above.

If you would like a set of slides or promotional images that you can share with your class about the Student Learning Hub, contact  learning.hub@ubc.ca. In addition, our consultants can provide a visit to your class to provide a five to ten minute overview of the Student Learning Hub at your request.

Do you have an example of information about the Student Learning Hub that I can add to my syllabus?

We have prepared both general and writing-specific syllabus statements for the Summer terms and the Winter terms. These statements may be updated prior to the start of each term, so we suggest checking back and updating your syllabus. See Resources above.

My students are working on a group project. Can the whole group come in for an appointment with a writing consultant?

Yes. Students may contact learning.hub@ubc.ca to book a group consultation if they are working on a group assignment. However, a consultant will not discuss work written by an absent group member.

Can I link to your page or use your materials (online presentations, writing handouts, workshop descriptions) on my Canvas course page?

Feel free to utilize or link to any materials created by our staff, but you may need to request permission for materials from other institutions that are linked to our site.

I’m not a writing teacher, but I’d like to incorporate more writing in my courses. What advice can you offer?

Advice about writing instruction varies based on its purpose and context: general, discipline specific, or writing across the curriculum. E-mail learning.hub@ubc.ca if you are interested in consulting about incorporating, designing, or revising writing assignments in any field or discipline.

How do I get Supplemental Learning or LearnSmart in my class?

When considering which courses receive SL support, we use the following criteria – if the course has a high (drop-fail-withdrawal) DFW rate, if lots of students are enrolled in the course, and if the course is a core prerequisite to continue in a degree or major. Using data from the previous winter session, we proactively identify which courses may benefit from SL and contact Faculty to discuss including the support for the following school year. If you do not have SL in your class but think it would be helpful, you are welcome to contact us at learning.hub@ubc.ca.

Do you help students with their study skills, exam preparation, time management, etc.?

Yes! The Learning Strategist is available and here to help! For professional learning support, our Learning Strategist is available to help any student on campus, but they specialize in providing support for student groups listed here. Faculty can refer students directly to the Learning Strategist or students can book a meeting with the Learning Strategist.