Read, Review and Organize

“Reading, reviewing and organizing are strategies that you probably use to help you process new information and make it meaningful.” “These are are often called cognitive strategies. Keep reading for some tips from the experts!” Organize the ideas presented This is most effective if it is logical – according to “theme, main ideas, relationships among […]

Plan and Evaluate

Strategies related to planning, personal reflection and self evaluation help you in learning and in life!. Orient yourself to each course Look through your course outline, course materials, learning objectives and assignment schedules. This orientation will help you to determine your goals and make decisions about the amount of time and effort you may need […]

The Reflection Process

Preparing yourself for learning often begins with a process of reflection. We suggest kicking this off with a few questions: Preparing yourself for learning often begins with a process of reflection. We suggest kicking this off with a few questions: Preparing yourself Preparing yourself for learning often begins with a process of reflection. We suggest […]

Time Management Tools

Many students have learned that managing their time between studies, work, extracurricular and leisure activities can be challenging. Without good time management, we may get overwhelmed with the thought of the tasks ahead. Failing to effectively manage time can eventually lead to chronic lateness and poor organizational behaviour. As more students have mobile access to […]

Must-Reads for Reading Week 2023 Spring

Here is a list of book recommendations for Reading Week from the student staff team!

A Personal Guide to Grad School

Thinking of applying to grad school? Check out the steps Yuqing took to get her grad school application done!

Chart Your Degree Better Than Degree Navigator | How to Maximize Academic Advising Appointments

Learn how to maximize your academic advising appointments by planning in advance and creating tools to help track your progress.

Supporting Collaboration

In the past, working on a common document could be a nightmare: the easiest solution was sharing a file over email, but this would result in multiple, conflicting versions, a limit of one editor at a time, and confusion over who had written what. Now, tools like Google Drive make this easier: documents have their […]

Resolving Conflict

Working in groups, from time to time, involves some conflict. Conflict occurs where people have a clash of values, expectations, opinions, interpretations, needs, or wants. Learning to manage conflict effectively is an important skill, and an essential component of your learning when working in groups. Conflict is: What are your ground rules for handling conflict? […]

Communicating Effective

Effective communication takes practice, and a strong interest in understanding (and being understood) by others. It’s about listening, and making time to ensure that your group is OK and on the right track with your project. What do you need to communicate about? Here are some of the things groups usually need to communicate about: […]

Group Process

Getting started with your group? One of the first things you might want to do is create a document, sometimes called a group charter, which clarifies what the group is about, what the group expects from its members, and other, related guidelines. Group charters make sure everyone’s on the same page, and prevent any disagreements […]

Office Hours

Going to your professor or TA during office hours is a great way to get to know your instructors and get some extra help. Here are a few tips to help you feel prepared and get the most out of your professor’s office hours. Do:

A Guide to Spending Winter Break in Vancouver!

As we approach the end of the semester, it’s the perfect time to start planning some fun winter activities to enjoy with friends and family.

Exclusive Student Discounts You Can’t Miss This Holiday!

Check out this blog post for some awesome student discounts you should take advantage of before you graduate!

Recording 101

Find information on recording, editing, scripting, preforming, copyright, hosting. and more!

Cheat (Sheet) Your Way to Success!

Learn how to make cheat sheets like a pro! This guide provides step-by-step guidelines on how you can make your cheat sheets the most effective, legible, and productive for your exams.

Online Teaching Support

Workshops created for students, bookable by staff and faculty


Workshops created for students, bookable by staff and faculty

Contact Us

Want to get more resources? Book a room in IKB? Curious about Prof in Commons? Reach out!

Chapman Learning Commons: Approach to Learning 

Discover the pedagogy behind the Learning Commons

Academic Integrity & Faculty Resources

How can I incorporate Academic Integrity to my class? These are the resources that may help you.

Assignment Calculators

This easy-to-use assignment calculator will help you plan out your attack on that next paper or project.

Board of Thoughts

Share your thoughts and read other students’ perspectives on learning using this online board.

Profs in Commons

Stop by Profs-in-Commons to engage with TAs, student leaders, and professors outside the classroom setting to engage in interdisciplinary dialogue or to get learning support!

Academic Advising

Don’t know what courses to take? Having issues with courses? Talk to an advisor!

Borrow Equipment

Get by with a little help from your friends- tutoring friends, that is! Tutoring is offered in a variety of subjects through our campus partners.

Tutoring and Coaching

Get by with a little help from your friends- tutoring friends, that is! Tutoring is offered in a variety of subjects through our campus partners.

DIY Media Studio

Record high-quality video and audio by booking the DIY Media Studio. Learn more about the studio and how to book it here.

Use Our Computers

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre has computers available for you!
Learn how to use them for printing, scanning, and more in this handy guide!

Print, Copy, Scan

We offer a wide range of printers, photocopiers, and scanners for all of your technology needs! Click here to find out more.

Myths about Learning

Ever wondered if the way you study isn’t the most efficient? Find out more!

Foundational Skills

Find out how to utilize online learning platforms, reformat digital documents, and more!

Approach to Learning: Self Assessment

Everyone has their own way of learning effectively. What’s yours?

Course Registration: Self Assessment

Take this self assessment quiz and learn how to reflect your priorities in your course selection!

Open Licensing for Students

Did you know that UBC students own copyright? Find out more, here!


Learn how to navigate through some common citation errors and uncertainties!

Cite Sources

Learn how to use different citation styles & connect with existing research.

Transferable Skills: Self-Assessment

Find out how your talents apply to the workplace and beyond!

Time Management: Self-Assessment

Reach your time management goals with these time management tips!

Online Exams

See the tabs below for more information on online exams. Note our Student Staff provide help with technology (Canvas, Zoom etc.) and academic support over email up to 1 hour before your exam. During your exam refer here for support contacts:  FOR SNOW RESCHEDULED EXAMS from TERM 1 2022: The LT Hub will be providing support from […]