Welcome to Planning and Managing Learning Technologies in Higher Education – ETEC 520.

If this is your first course in the program, welcome to this online community. If you are a returning participant, welcome back!

To get you oriented with the course, and the online learning environments, some useful starting points are gathered here. Begin by watching this introductory video.


We are using the UBC WordPress platform to deliver the content for this course and the Canvas Learning Management System to host the discussions and for assignment submission and grading. This WordPress site is open and requires no password to access, however, in order to access the Canvas site, you must log in with your CWL .

Making Contact with Others

We strongly encourage you to connect with your classmates and to support each other as you work through this course. You have the option to complete one or two of the assignments as a group effort. The Discussions area allows you to easily connect with each other and includes Student Introductions, Student Café and General Discussion forums as well as the content-related discussions for each unit.


Please go to the Student Introductions forum in Canvas now and post a brief introduction.