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Reminder: UBC is decommissioning Connect on August 31. Here’s what you need to know.

Reminder: UBC is decommissioning Connect on August 31. 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 […]

End-of-term dates needed for student access to LOCR

End-of-term dates needed for student access to LOCR

If you use Library Online Course Reserves (LOCR) in your courses, please note that an end date is required for your Canvas course in order for LOCR content to be accessible to students. LOCR content will be accessible if any of the following conditions are met: Your course has a term assigned; Your course has […]

Canvas 101: An online intro to Canvas for UBC instructors

Canvas 101: An online intro to Canvas for UBC instructors

  Are you new to teaching with Canvas? Canvas 101 might be for you. This new self-paced online course is designed to introduce UBC instructors to the ins and outs of using Canvas and building Canvas courses. Learn how design, deliver, and manage your Canvas courses—and make your teaching more efficient. Canvas 101 is divided […]

Accessing archived Canvas courses

Accessing archived Canvas courses

In Canvas, all courses are automatically set to concluded and converted to a read-only archival state following the end of term. At UBC, Canvas’s end-of-term date is set to eight weeks after the last day of class. All Winter 2017/18 Term 2 courses were marked as concluded and automatically archived at 11:59 PM on May […]

Want students to reply to your Canvas announcements? Now they can!

Want students to reply to your Canvas announcements? Now they can!

In response to requests from instructors, the ability to allow students to reply to Canvas announcements is now enabled at UBC. If you’d like to use this feature, you’ll first need to switch it on for your course, as outlined in the steps below:   Step 1: From within your course, navigate to Courses -> […]

Winter 2018/19 course shells ready to go in Canvas

Winter 2018/19 course shells ready to go in Canvas

For any instructors looking to get an early start creating their Winter 2018/19 Canvas courses, course shells have now been created in Canvas for all courses listed in the UBC course calendar. Instructors, teaching assistants, and students will be automatically added to each Canvas course, based on the information in the Student Information System and […]

Importing your Connect course into Canvas: A step-by-step guide

Importing your Connect course into Canvas: A step-by-step guide

So you’ve exported your content from Connect… now what? If you’d like to view or repurpose your Connect course content, follow this step-by-step guide to importing it into Canvas:               And that’s all! Once your content has been imported, you will probably want to look it over. Canvas and […]

Exporting your course content from Connect: A step-by-step guide

Exporting your course content from Connect: A step-by-step guide

As you’ve likely heard, UBC is retiring Connect at the end of August 2018. If you have courses in Connect that you would like to keep a copy of, follow this step-by-step guide to exporting content from Connect:               Now that your course has been successfully exported, you’ll likely […]