Canvas tips

Survey: What do you think of Canvas?

Survey: What do you think of Canvas?

UBC first launched Canvas as UBC’s new online learning platform in September 2017. Now that students are familiar with Canvas, we’d love to hear your feedback about specific ways it could be improved.   What do you think of Canvas? Are there changes that could be made to make it more effective? Take our five-minute survey and […]

New to Canvas? Here’s a place to start

New to Canvas? Here’s a place to start

Just learned that your course is on something called Canvas? We’ve got you covered. Welcome to UBC’s new Learning Management System. In September 2017, UBC began making the switch from our previous system, Connect, to our new system, Canvas. Connect is being retired at the end of the summer, so many students are going to […]

Keeping your grades hidden on the Canvas Dashboard

Keeping your grades hidden on the Canvas Dashboard

By default, Canvas displays recent grades and other feedback you’ve received under the Recent Feedback section of the Canvas Dashboard. Having your recent feedback readily accessible can be convenient, but if you’re using Canvas in class or studying in a public place, you may not want that info to be quite so front-and-centre. Luckily, you […]

Staying on track in your online courses

Staying on track in your online courses

Canvas is UBC’s new online learning platform. It’s used by professors, TAs and students for communicating and having discussions about topics introduced in class, accessing course material, and even for taking quizzes and exams! There’s also a good chance you’ll take some fully online courses in Canvas while at UBC, which can come with their own […]

Out with the old, in with the new: Saying farewell to Connect

Out with the old, in with the new: Saying farewell to Connect

Have you been wondering why UBC had two learning management platforms — Connect and Canvas — during the 2017/18 academic year? UBC started offering courses in Canvas, our new platform, last September. Each faculty developed its own plan for moving courses to the new system — which means that depending on what faculty/department you’re in, you […]

“What-if” Grades in Canvas: No more convoluted calculations

“What-if” Grades in Canvas: No more convoluted calculations

Imagine you have an assignment coming up that’s marked out of 100 and is part of a group of three assignments that are overall worth 30% of your final grade. Before, you’d need pen, paper, and calculator just to try to figure out what grade you’d need to get on that assignment in order to […]

Personalizing your Canvas dashboard

Personalizing your Canvas dashboard

When you first log into Canvas, UBC’s new online learning platform, the first page you see is your Dashboard. This is your Canvas homepage—the quick, customizable way to see all your courses, check any outstanding notifications, and track your assignments.

Three Canvas Features You Need to Know About  

Three Canvas Features You Need to Know About  

As UBC completes the switch from Connect to our new online learning platform Canvas, we want you to be informed and ready for the change. Here are three Canvas features that you need to know about before September hits.

Top 5 Tips for Taking Canvas Quizzes

Top 5 Tips for Taking Canvas Quizzes

At some point or another during your time as a UBC student, you’ll likely need to take a Canvas quiz. Make sure things go smoothly with these five tips for acing Canvas quizzes.

Tips for Managing Multiple Learning Platforms

Tips for Managing Multiple Learning Platforms

This year, UBC is transitioning from Connect to Canvas, our new online course platform. By September 2018, Canvas will have completely replaced Connect. But until then, there’s a good chance you’ll have courses in both systems. Like many students at UBC, you may find yourself switching between multiple learning platforms—not just Connect or Canvas, but also external […]