We’re pleased to announce that Canvas mass course creation is now up and running. This means that each semester, a course shell will be automatically created in Canvas for all course sections listed in the UBC course calendar. Instructors, teaching assistants, and students will be automatically added to each Canvas course based on the information in Scientia and the Student Information System.
Courses that are automatically created in Canvas cannot be accessed by students until published by the instructor.
What you need to know
- In general, courses will be automatically created in Canvas approximately two weeks after the UBC course calendar has been published. For 2018/19 Winter Term 1 (September–December 2018), course shells will be created toward the end of May 2018. If you’d like to start working on your Canvas course before the calendar is published, please contact your faculty’s instructional support unit (UBC Vancouver), the Centre for Teaching and Learning (UBC Okanagan), or the Learning Technology Hub to get your course created ahead of time.
- It will not be necessary for faculty members or instructional support staff to request the linking of Canvas courses to the Student Information System, provided the course is included in the UBC course calendar.
- Mass course creation does not create Canvas shells for lab or tutorial sections automatically. If you would like to have a lab or tutorial sections created in Canvas for your course, please contact your faculty’s instructional support unit (UBC Vancouver), the Centre for Teaching and Learning (UBC Okanagan), or the Learning Technology Hub.