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Register now for the all-day Canvas Open Studio (UBC Vancouver)

Register now for the all-day Canvas Open Studio (UBC Vancouver)

  Need a semi-quiet place to plug in and work on your Canvas course? Join us on Thursday, January 4, for the LT Hub’s all-day drop-in Canvas Open Studio. You’re invited to stop by any time between 8:45–3:30 pm to work alongside Canvas experts who can answer all your questions about UBC’s new online course […]

This Thursday: Pose your Canvas questions to a Canvas expert (UBC Vancouver)

This Thursday: Pose your Canvas questions to a Canvas expert (UBC Vancouver)

  Do you have questions about Canvas? A product representative and change management expert from Canvas will be holding a drop-in session from 2:00–4:00 PM this Thursday, December 7 in the Life Sciences Centre, Room #1312. If you’re attending the Teaching with Technology Showcase this Thursday from 4:00–6:00 PM, she will also be on hand […]

Project update: Improved threaded discussions coming to Canvas by Term 2

Project update: Improved threaded discussions coming to Canvas by Term 2

  This past semester, the Canvas implementation team received a number of requests for changes to be made to the way that threaded discussions are displayed in Canvas. We’ve heard your feedback! Before the start of Winter Term 2, we’ll be launching a new and improved look for threaded discussions. Vertical bars will be added […]

View your Canvas course through the eyes of a (test) student

View your Canvas course through the eyes of a (test) student

If you’re new to Canvas and have recently set up an online course, you’ll likely want to take a moment to see how it will look to your students. This can be done through Canvas’s Student View feature. Student View is available in all instructor, TA, and course designer accounts. Access Student View Student View […]

Sharing your feature ideas with Canvas

Sharing your feature ideas with Canvas

According to Instructure—the company that designed and delivers Canvas—95% of the Canvas software releases from the past two years have included features that were originally suggested by users. Thanks to past suggestions, Canvas now allows instructors to edit Global Announcements and message students from the Gradebook. Students also no longer have to worry about accidentally […]

Use Canvas to “Message Students Who…”

Use Canvas to “Message Students Who…”

Picture this. Midterms have just wrapped up, and a surprising number of students in your class have not done as well as you had expected. At the same time, you’ve been getting very few visitors during office hours. What now? Presenting Canvas’s “Message Students Who…” feature. This tool allows instructors to contact all students who […]

Project update: New tools to be integrated with Canvas for January 2018

Project update: New tools to be integrated with Canvas for January 2018

  Since the successful soft launch of Canvas this September, the Learning Technology Environment Renewal Team has been continuing to work towards the full implementation of our new online learning platform. Instructors who have been waiting patiently for a particular tool to be integrated with Canvas can now check out the updated tool integration timeline […]

What is Canvas Commons?

What is Canvas Commons?

If you’re using Canvas this semester, you’ve likely noticed the link to the Canvas Commons in the global navigation bar. The Commons is a searchable digital library of educational content—such as images, pages, quizzes, and modules—that has been made publicly available for use in a Canvas course. Anyone with an instructor or administrative account in […]

Chat tool now available in Canvas

Chat tool now available in Canvas

  We’re pleased to report that the chat tool is now enabled in Canvas, allowing students and teachers to interact in real time. All chat content and chat history can be viewed by anyone in your course, and all users are able to participate in any chat. If you would prefer not to use Chat […]

Project update: UBC’s first Canvas courses now live to students

Project update: UBC’s first Canvas courses now live to students

  UBC’s first courses are now running in Canvas. Nearly 1,000 course sections are being offered in the new system this fall, with more scheduled to be added each term throughout the 2017/18 academic year. To help keep students and faculty informed about Canvas and about UBC’s transition from Connect, the Learning Technology Environment Renewal […]