This badge was designed with first-year students in mind, but any University of Calgary student who wants to review academic foundations is welcome to participate!
After completing this badge, you'll be able to:
- Describe what makes university learning different from other educational experiences
- Identify time management techniques you could apply to your schedule
- Explain the steps involved in taking and using notes effectively
- Summarize the different academic resources and supports available on campus
Each module starts with an overview that identifies learning outcomes and activities. Common activities that you will encounter, each indicated by a distinct icon, include the following:
The University Environment
- Tools and tips for learning in a post-secondary setting
Managing Your Time
- Effective time management strategies
Taking Notes You Can Study With
- The note-taking process
Making the Most of Campus Resources
- UCalgary supports, services and opportunities for students
- Complete a short quiz to review your understanding of key concepts and earn the digital badge
- Students who are interested in hosting study sessions or pursuing employment opportunities on campus that support student learning.
- Students who would like to develop the transferable skills of leadership, communication, and facilitation.
- Students who would like to build on what they learned in the Level Up Your Learning: Academic Success Strategies digital badge (note: this is not a prerequisite).
After completing this digital badge, you’ll be able to:
- Describe how to uphold academic integrity when collaborating with others in learning
- Explain the benefits of studying in a group
- Create a study group plan that incorporates inclusive facilitation practices and active learning
- Outline the leadership skills commonly used by study group facilitators
In-person workshops: Students will register for, and attend, three in-person workshops in sequence:
- Inclusive Facilitation Practices
- Engaging Your Study Group in Active Learning
- Leading Others in Learning
During the workshops, students will have a chance to discuss topics with others, practice facilitation skills, and apply their learning to create a study group plan of their own.
As an application of learning, students are asked to complete a task in preparation for each session. By the end of the badge, students will have a completed study plan to submit.
Online module: In addition to attending the in-person workshops, students will be added to a D2L site that houses an interactive academic integrity module and additional resources. This module can be completed before (encouraged) or between in-person workshops.