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Term 2 courses to be archived on May 30

Term 2 courses to be archived on May 30

In Canvas, all courses are automatically set to concluded and are converted to a read-only archival state following the end of term. At UBC, we set Canvas’s end-of-term date to eight weeks after the last day of class. This means that all Winter Term 2 courses will be marked as concluded by Canvas and automatically […]

New Gradebook Coming to Canvas on July 2

New Gradebook Coming to Canvas on July 2

Did you know that Canvas has released a New Gradebook? The New Gradebook offers new features, enhanced functionality, and an updated interface. Most features that are available in the original Gradebook have been retained in the new version.  UBC moves to the New Gradebook on July 2 On July 2, 2019, Canvas’s New Gradebook will […]

Survey: Share your feedback about Canvas

Survey: Share your feedback about Canvas

  UBC first launched Canvas as UBC’s new online learning platform in September 2017. Now that instructors and students are familiar with Canvas, we’d love to hear your feedback about specific ways this platform could be improved. You’re invited to take this five-minute survey to share your thoughts about Canvas. UBC will share your comments […]

Final Grade Override coming soon to Canvas

Final Grade Override coming soon to Canvas

As of March 21, 2019, instructors who are using Canvas’s New Gradebook (beta) will have the option of replacing a student’s final grade — as calculated by Canvas — with a manually entered grade. More information about Final Grade Override is available in Canvas’s February 19 feature release notes. If you’re not currently using the […]

UBC has permanently decommissioned Connect

UBC has permanently decommissioned Connect

Connect was permanently decommissioned on Feb 1, 2019, and is no longer be available to students, faculty, or staff. Canvas is UBC’s new online learning platform. Canvas was first announced as Connect’s replacement on June 8, 2017. Canvas help for faculty If you’re a faculty member and have questions about Connect’s decommissioning or about getting started with […]

Winter 2018/19 Term 1 courses archived on January 25

Winter 2018/19 Term 1 courses archived on January 25

In Canvas, all courses are automatically set to concluded and are converted to a read-only archival state following the end of term. At UBC, we set Canvas’s end-of-term date to eight weeks after the last day of class. That means that all Winter Term 1 courses were marked as concluded by Canvas and automatically archived […]

Participate in the Ally Pilot & improve the accessibility of your courses

Participate in the Ally Pilot & improve the accessibility of your courses

Curious about how your course could be made more accessible to all of your students? Until February 8, UBC is running a pilot on an accessibility tool for Canvas called Ally — and you’re invited to try it out and share your experience. Ally provides instructors with detailed feedback on the accessibility of their course […]

Feb 5: You’re invited to UBC’s Dis-Connect Party!

Feb 5: You’re invited to UBC’s Dis-Connect Party!

UBC has moved to Canvas, and the time has come for the university to officially dis-Connect. To mark this occasion, faculty and staff are warmly invited to come celebrate the end of the Connect era at UBC’s Dis-Connect Party on Feb 5. This our chance to say a big thank you to everyone who dedicated […]

Connect access ends on January 31

Connect access ends on January 31

Faculty members can access their previous course materials on Connect until January 31, 2019. Connect was officially retired and became inaccessible to students on August 31, 2018.   If you’ve taught courses in Connect that haven’t yet been transitioned to Canvas, now is the time to save your course content and make the move to […]

Jan 2: Join us for the Canvas All-Day Open Studio

Jan 2: Join us for the Canvas All-Day Open Studio

Need a place to plug in and work on your Canvas course? Join us on Wednesday, January 2 for the LT Hub’s All-Day Drop-in Canvas Open Studio! You’re invited to stop by any time between 8:45 am – 4:00 pm to work alongside Canvas experts who can answer all your questions about UBC’s new online […]