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 Canvas, we recommend getting in touch with your faculty’s Instructional Support Unit (UBC Vancouver) or the Centre for Teaching and Learning (UBC Okanagan). You can also get in touch with the Learning Technology Hub for assistance.

This website also provides information about Canvas training and support available to faculty and news and updates about Canvas.

Canvas help for students

Students can learn more about our new platform at UBC’s Canvas website for students: students.canvas.ubc.ca. This site includes a Canvas FAQ and a blog with Canvas tips, written by students on UBC’s Canvas implementation team.

Students who encounter technical problems while using Canvas should contact the UBC Information Technology Service Centre for assistance, using their online form.

Why Canvas?

UBC’s selection of Canvas was informed by university-wide consultations led by faculty and student teams and through feedback from students and faculty who evaluated possible replacements for Connect through pilot courses and usability testing.

Canvas offers a user-friendly interface, a mobile app, and tools that instructors can use to save time and to enhance their teaching. Learn more about Canvas features and tools.