Canvas News and Tips

Final Grade Override coming soon to Canvas

Final Grade Override coming soon to Canvas

As of February 16, 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 […]

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 […]