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Set New Course-Level Notification Preferences in Canvas

Starting October 17, the General Notifications interface has been updated to match the design of Course-Level Notifications. You will also have the ability to include or hide scores in your email notifications.  This builds on the course level notifications that rolled out from July 18, which gave you the ability to customize notifications for individual Canvas courses. This feature will allow you to customize course […]

How to Update Your Canvas Time Zone

How to Update Your Canvas Time Zone

  We’re all doing our best to adapt to the challenges of the current situation. With UBC students currently studying from all over the globe, it can be tricky for course instructors to know which times for scheduled activities work for as many students as possible. If you’ll be participating in classes outside regular B.C. […]

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View Canvas course material offline with the ePub Export feature

Starting July 8, instructors will have the ability to enable the ePub export feature in their Canvas courses. Once enabled, this feature allows you to export course content into an ePub file for viewing offline, using any eReader software. This ePub export feature allows you to download course content in an easy-to-read format for viewing […]

Which browsers does Canvas support?

Which browsers does Canvas support?

The most current version of a Canvas supported browser should be used. In April 2019, Canvas announced that they would no longer support Internet Explorer. This means that using Internet Explorer or any other unsupported browser may result in features that do not work as intended. See a list of web browsers supported by Canvas.

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]