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Preventing removal of Gradebook column data

Preventing removal of Gradebook column data

Canvas has improved the Gradebook so that it exports all columns, including UBC-specific column data (i.e., student number, lecture section, and lab/tutorial section). Tips to ensure the integrity of the Gradebook: Download the Gradebook just before adding and importing grades. Students may change sections, and those changes won’t be retained if you aren’t using the […]

Canvas now offers two quiz tools. What’s the difference?

Canvas now offers two quiz tools. What’s the difference?

Did you know that Canvas now offers two different quiz tools? Canvas’s new Quiz tool, Quizzes.Next, is an entirely separate quiz engine. It’s labelled Quiz/Test in Canvas and can be accessed from the Assignments tab. The Quiz/Test tool is referred to as Quizzes.Next throughout Canvas’s documentation for the tool and throughout this article. Canvas plans to ultimately phase […]

Using Kaltura in Canvas – a self-paced course

Using Kaltura in Canvas – a self-paced course

Kaltura is a video platform that allows instructors and students to upload, publish, and edit videos and to embed them directly in a Canvas course. As an instructor, you can also use Kaltura to create interactive video quizzes. UBC now offers a self-paced Kaltura training course for anyone interested in using Kaltura with Canvas. This course includes six […]

Learning tools in Canvas vs. Connect: iPeer, iClicker, Webwork & Library Online Course Reserves

If you used the learning tools iPeer, iClicker, Webwork or Library Online Course Reserves with Connect, there are a few things you’ll want to be aware of when using these tools with Canvas. iClicker If you used iClicker in your Connect course, your iClicker software will be configured to operate with that platform and will […]

What we learn from Canvas Analytics?

What we learn from Canvas Analytics?

In small, face-to-face classes, instructors generally have a clear picture of which aspects of their course their students are most interested in and what concepts they might be struggling with. Getting these types of insights for large or online classes can be more of a challenge, but if you’re teaching with Canvas, you have access […]

Upcoming Canvas training: Canvas Analytics, drop-in open studios, and more

Upcoming Canvas training: Canvas Analytics, drop-in open studios, and more

Are you teaching in Canvas? Canvas training and drop-in support are available throughout summer and fall 2018. Intro to Canvas Basics Aimed at new Canvas users, Intro to Canvas Basics provides an introduction to topics including content creation, course organization, communication with students, quizzes and assignments, and grading. Sign up for an upcoming session on […]

You can now reply to Canvas messages via email

You can now reply to Canvas messages via email

We’re pleased to report it’s now possible to reply directly to Canvas message notifications from your email account. However, if you’d like to include an attachment in your reply, you’ll need to log into Canvas and reply through the Canvas Inbox. Instructors can learn more about setting up Canvas notification preferences over on the Canvas […]

Reminder: UBC is decommissioning Connect at the end of August. Here’s what you need to know.

Reminder: UBC is decommissioning Connect at the end of August. Here’s what you need to know.

Canvas was chosen as the replacement for Connect on June 8, 2017, after extensive consultations led by student and faculty teams. Learn more about why we’re excited about Canvas.   Please be aware that UBC is retiring the learning management system Connect on August 31, 2018. After August, Connect will no longer be available for teaching […]

Exporting Canvas student groups as a CSV file

Exporting Canvas student groups as a CSV file

If you use groups in your Canvas courses, you may have noticed that it’s not currently possible to export group data into a CSV file. However, this functionality is available through iPeer. Whether or not you’re currently using iPeer, you can use this tool to import your Canvas student groups and then export the groups […]

You’re invited to Canvas Summer Camp! August 30 & September 4

You’re invited to Canvas Summer Camp! August 30 & September 4

Faculty and staff are invited to join us on Thursday, August 30 or Tuesday, September 4 for the Canvas Summer Camp All-Day Open Studio! Canvas experts will be on hand all day to answer your questions and provide one-on-one support. Learn more about Canvas tools you’ve been wanting to try and about how you can use […]