Canvas has arrived at UBC
In June 2017, UBC announced that Canvas will replace Connect as the core of our learning technology environment. Canvas is a powerful, user-friendly tool for supporting teaching and learning that will allow instructors to be even more creative (and efficient) in how they teach. Read about why we’re excited about our new learning management system.
The Fall semester is UBC’s Canvas soft launch, with nearly 1,000 course sections offered in the new system. The university will continue to transition gradually to Canvas over the 2017/18 academic year.
The Learning Technology Environment Renewal Team is making steady progress with the implementation of Canvas, but some Canvas integrations are still under development. Please see our working timeline for more information about when Canvas features and tools will be ready to go.
Canvas transition plan
Each UBC faculty has developed its own plan and timeline for moving from Connect to Canvas. Some faculties have chosen to transition a significant number of courses to Canvas this September, while others will be moving courses to Canvas in future 2017/18 semesters. By September 2018, the transition from Connect to Canvas will be complete. For more information about your faculty’s timeline for transitioning to Canvas, please contact your Department Head or Director.
The transition schedule below shows how many course sections in each UBC faculty have moved to Canvas as of Winter 2017/18 Term 1 . Faculties’ projected transition timelines for upcoming semesters will be updated in the coming months.
|UBC Course Sections in Canvas by Faculty||Fall 2017|
|Faculty of Applied Science||4|
|Faculty of Arts||428|
|Faculty of Dentistry||1|
|Faculty of Education||20|
|Faculty of Forestry||45|
|Faculty of Land and Food Systems||27|
|Faculty of Medicine||46|
|Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences||2|
|Faculty of Science||61|
|Sauder School of Business||11|
|Peter A. Allard School of Law||8|
|UBC Vancouver Total||730|
|Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences||81|
|Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies||59|
|Faculty of Education||3|
|School of Engineering||60|
|Faculty of Health and Social Development||32|
|Faculty of Management||8|
|UBC Okanagan Total||243|
- September 7, 2017:
- September 6, 2017:
- August 30, 2017:
- August 11, 2017:
- Canvas All-Day Open Studio – September 27th
- Lunch ‘n’ Learn: Introduction to Canvas Basics – October 2 2017
- Lunch ‘n’ Learn: Introduction to Canvas Basics – September 28 2017
- Moving from Connect to Canvas – September 19 2017
- Lunch ‘n’ Learn: Introduction to Canvas Basics – September 20 2017
- Introduction to Canvas Basics (for TAs) – September 20