On June 8, 2017, Canvas was selected as the replacement for Connect at UBC. Since our Canvas soft launch this September, over 2,500 course sections have been offered in this new user-friendly platform.
As many of you are aware, UBC will have completed the transition from the online learning platform Connect to Canvas (our new platform) at the end of August 2018. As of September 2018, Connect will no longer be available for teaching courses. If you haven’t yet moved your Connect courses to Canvas and don’t have a plan in place for doing so, please contact your faculty’s Instructional Support Unit (UBC Vancouver) or the Centre for Teaching and Learning (UBC Okanagan) for assistance.
How do I build my courses in Canvas?
If you’re new to Canvas and need assistance transitioning your course content from Connect or building your courses from scratch in Canvas, please contact your faculty’s Instructional Support Unit (UBC Vancouver), the Centre for Teaching and Learning (UBC Okanagan) or the Learning Technology Hub.
Course shells will be automatically created in Canvas several months before the start of each term for every course that’s listed in the UBC Calendar. Learn more.
How can I learn more about using Canvas?
Canvas training and support is available to all UBC instructors. Please see the full list of resources.
This website — faculty.canvas.ubc.ca — provides information about Canvas tools, support and training, as well as Canvas news and tips. If your students will be using Canvas for the first time, you may wish to direct them to UBC’s Canvas website for students: students.canvas.ubc.ca.
Accessing Connect course content after September 1, 2018
After Connect is decommissioned, instructors will be able to request a copy of their course content by contacting the Learning Technology Hub. Copies of Connect course content will remain available to instructors on request for at least one year.
To ensure that you can continue to quickly and easily access your Connect course content, we recommend downloading any Connect courses you would like to retain before September 2018. For more information about how to do this, check out our step-by-step guides to exporting course content from Connect and importing course content into Canvas.
Who can I contact if I have questions?
If you have any questions about Canvas or about transitioning from Connect, we recommend making your faculty’s Instructional Support Unit (UBC Vancouver) or the Centre for Teaching and Learning (UBC Okanagan) your first point of contact. You’re also very welcome to call, email or drop by the Learning Technology Hub for assistance with Canvas.