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Lightboard studio hits milestone use case of livestreaming to 1000+ undergrad students

Supporting UBC Professor Mark MacLean and Professor James Colliander, UBC Studios has started livestreaming two courses to more than 1000 undergrad UBC students in the fall semester of 2022.

Two courses this semester, Math 253 – Multivariable Calculus, and Math 100 Flavour A – Differential Calculus with Applications, will be livestreamed from the lightboard at UBC Studios. The total enrollment numbers for the two sections total over 1000 individuals, setting an exciting record for the lightboard.

Planned interruption to multiple UBC Enterprise Services on July 30


This message is to alert you to a planned interruption to multiple UBC Enterprise Services on July 30 from 10:00am to 5:00pm PT.

During this downtime there will be a brief interruption to most enterprise services, including the below, for up to 15 minutes while updates are performed. All involved service teams will be validating that services come back online as planned. This is happening during the standing and advertised maintenance window of the BC long weekend.

Change to the way names are displayed in Canvas and other services coming July 27

The UBC Learning Technology Hub (LT Hub) team is simplifying and streamlining how learning technology systems at UBC determine what name to display for you. These changes will make it easier for you to ensure your name is displayed properly in systems like Canvas and Webwork and for you to make any corrections if required. 

In loving memory of Kirk Karasin

Kirk Karasin sadly unexpectedly passed away March 9, 2020 at the young age of 42 from health complications. Kirk was a Senior Media Specialist at UBC Studios, overseeing the editorial and innovative technologies being developed. During this time, he was also filling in at the UBC Emerging Media Lab (EML) as a supervisor. Kirk was an integral part to the running of the studio and brought his passion and laughter wherever he went. Many of the younger staff members saw him as a mentor, and he was a colleague and friend to everyone on the team.

Digital UBC: Community Update for March

Digital UBC aims to develop a forward-looking strategy that advances Shaping UBC's Next Century and reflects the needs of the community in the context of a post-pandemic world.

Participate in UBC’s Records Classification and Retention Schedules review

The Records Management Office (RMO) for UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan is issuing enterprise-wide retention schedules that require input from across the university. 

UBC ARC announces Globus Plus for Researchers

UBC Advanced Research Computing (ARC) is pleased to announce the availability of Globus Plus to the research community.  Globus is a research-focused data transfer platform that lets users efficiently, securely, and reliably transfer data directly between systems separated by an office wall or an ocean.  Globus Plus allows users to create shared endpoints from any computer and transfer files between Globus endpoints.

Help shape UBC’s digital future – complete the Digital UBC survey by April 29, 2022

As part of our ongoing efforts to develop UBC’s first university-wide digital strategy, we are asking faculty, staff and students to complete the Digital UBC community survey by April 29.  

Digital UBC is an initiative that engages students, faculty, and staff in a process to understand their needs and priorities and to articulate a digital vision, strategy, and roadmap for the university.  

Next Workday Release on March 12

All UBC faculty and staff will see updates to the Workday home page, search functionality, and navigation, as part of the Workday release on March 12. For a preview of these changes, please visit the ISC website, which will be continually updated with up-to-date information and helpful resources. Workday releases happen twice a year and are part of their commitment to continuous improvement.