All Tools (A-Z)

To find tools based on their suggested uses in a course, please consult the technology uses section of this website. Alternatively, browse the alphabetized list below.


The Web Conferencing application is good for:

  • Synchronous online lectures or presentations
  • Live chats with video, voice, and text
  • Online meetings with shared whiteboards

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Webwork is an online assignment and quiz application for mathematics and science, where students receive instant feedback on answers to problems and instructors can allow for multiple attempts until a student finds the correct solution.

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Getting started How do I get started?

To use WeBWorK with Canvas, you have to first create a link to the tool inside your Canvas course. This can be done by creating an assignment in Canvas that uses "external tool" as the submission type.

Add a link to WeBWorK via a Canvas assignment:

Once you have created the link to WeBWorK, click on the link. Navigating to Webwork for the first time will create your course and allow your students to access it.

Available support What support is available?

Support is provided by the Learning Technology Hub and individual instructional support units. You can also email Bruce Dunham in the Department of Statistics at b.dunham@stat.ubc.ca for examples.


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UBC Blogs provide an interactive website platform where instructors and students can create content individually or collaboratively, resulting in outcomes like a course website, a group blog, a peer review space, or a personal portfolio or blog—all built on a flexible WordPress foundation.

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Getting started How do I get started?

Faculty and staff at UBC can get started with UBC Blogs by using Canvas. Through Canvas, you can set up a blog for your course. You can make UBC Blogs accessible through the side bar, or you can link directly to it in a module.

Add UBC Blogs to the side bar:

  • Log in to your Canvas course.
  • Go to Settings.
  • Select the Navigation tab
  • Scroll down until you find 'UBC Blogs.
  • Click the gear, and select Enable.

Add UBC Blogs to a module:

  • Log in to your Canvas course.
  • Go to Modules.
  • Press the Add item button on a module.
  • Select External Tool from the drop-down menu.
  • Select UBC Blogs and then add item.

Once you've created a link to UBC Blogs, you or your students can access the the blog by clicking the link you have provided.

Available support What support is available?

UBC Blogs has been developed by UBC's Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology. Contact blog.support@ubc.ca with questions.

Drop-in support is provided by the Learning Technology Hub. Additional expertise is available during CTLT’s weekly WordPress and Wiki Clinic, generally held on Thursdays. Check the events calendar for upcoming clinic times.


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iPeer is a peer review application where instructors can customize and receive students' evaluations of one another. These anonymized evaluations can then be shared with the evaluated student or kept confidential between the evaluator and instructor.

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Getting started How do I get started?

Plan

iPeer offers three types of peer evaluations. Consider which is most useful for your course's group work.

  • Simple Evaluations: students evaluate group members by distributing an instructor-set number of points (e.g., 100) among the members.
  • Rubrics Evaluations: students evaluate group members based on specific criteria established by the instructor (similar to a multiple-choice questionnaire).
  • Mixed Evaluations: students evaluate group members using a combination of the Simple and Rubrics evaluations.

Setup

If this is your first time using iPeer, you can request access by contacting iPeer Support. Once you have an iPeer course, you can import your Canvas student roster into iPeer by selecting the Import Students from Canvas from the Students Menu. You can also sync any student groups you have created in Canvas by selecting the Sync Canvas Groups from the Groups Menu.


Available support What support is available?

iPeer is a tool developed within UBC's Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology. Contact ipeer.support@ubc.ca with questions. Support is provided by the Learning Technology Hub and individual instructional support units.


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The Library Online Course Reserves (LOCR) is UBC's application for requesting and managing course reserves. Instructors use the application to request a list of course materials, and enrolled students receive access to those materials.

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Getting started How do I get started?

If you have already selected your course reserves using LOCR via the "Library" tab in Connect, you will not have to set up your course reserves again.

You can make LOCR accessible in Canvas through the side bar, or you can link directly to it in a module.

Add LOCR to the side bar:

  • Log in to your Canvas course.
  • Go to 'Settings.'
  • Select the 'Navigation' tab
  • Scroll down until you find 'LOCR.'
  • Click the gear, and select 'Enable.'

Add LOCR to a module:

  • Log in to your Canvas course.
  • Go to 'Modules.'
  • Press the 'Add item' button on a module.
  • Select 'External Tool' from the drop-down menu.
  • Select 'LOCR' and then add item.

For more detailed instructions on how to use LOCR, see the Library's guide to using course reserves with LOCR.

What tools can I use with this?

Access to LOCR for instructors is provided inside Canvas.


Available support What support is available?

LOCR is a tool developed within UBC Library. Support is provided by the Learning Technology Hub and department library branches.


Frequently asked questions FAQ

The UBC Library website maintains a Troubleshooting and FAQ section as part of their guide to using course reserves.


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ComPAIR is a peer assessment and feedback application in which students first answer a question posed by the instructor and then compare and respond to pairs of peer answers. For each pair, students pick the answer they think better meets instructor-set criteria (e.g., “Which is better articulated?”, “Which is more accurate?”) and write feedback to the authors.

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Getting started How do I get started?

Faculty and staff at UBC can get started with ComPAIR by using Canvas. Through Canvas, you can set up a course in ComPAIR that will automatically be populated with your class list. You can make ComPAIR accessible through the side bar, or you can link directly to it in a module.

Add ComPAIR to the side bar:

  • Log in to your Canvas course.
  • Go to Settings.
  • Select the Navigation tab
  • Scroll down until you find ComPAIR.
  • Click the gear, and select Enable.

Add ComPAIR to a module:

  • Log in to your Canvas course.
  • Go to Modules.
  • Press the Add item button on a module.
  • Select External Tool from the drop-down menu.
  • Select ComPAIR and then add item.


Once you've created a link to ComPAIR, your students can access your content by clicking the link you have provided. They will need to log in using their CWL.

What tools can I use with this?

ComPAIR courses are created with Canvas, but you can use the tool inside or outside of Canvas.


Available support What support is available?

Support is provided by the Learning Technology Hub and individual instructional support units. Read more about ComPAIR on a Demo site - Try out comparing as a student or setting up assignments as an instructor.


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Clickers are wireless handheld devices that allow students to respond individually to in-class polls and quizzes, sending instant responses from the whole class to the instructor's computer. Clickers are also known as a type of Classroom Response System (CRS).

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Getting started How do I get started?

Download

To use Clickers with Canvas, you will need to download the iClicker Classic software onto your computer:

If you're running the Mac OS Sierra, please refer to this guide to setting up on a Mac. iClicker software is available for both Windows and Mac.

Add iClicker Remote Registration to a Canvas Course

You can add a link to iClicker on the side bar of your Canvas course by following these steps:

  1. Go to your course and click settings.
  2. Click on the navigation tab.
  3. Drag iClicker from the list of disabled navigation items to the list of enabled navigation items.
  4. Save your change.

Your students will now be able to register their clickers to your course. When filling out their information, your students should select 'Canada' from the list to ensure that their data is stored in Canada. While the email address field must be filled out, students not do need to provide a real email address.


Available support What support is available?

Instructors can contact clicker.support@ubc.ca to schedule one-on-one training sessions. Support is provided by the Learning Technology Hub and individual instructional support units.


Frequently asked questions FAQ

FAQ are available in the Wiki.

To run a Clicker session you will need two things: the hardware and the software.

Download

To use Clickers with Canvas, you will need to download the iClicker Classic software onto your computer:

If you're running the Mac OS Sierra, please refer to this guide to setting up on a Mac. iClicker software is available for both Windows and Mac.

Add iClicker Remote Registration to a Canvas Course

You can add a link to iClicker on the side bar of your Canvas course by following these steps:

  1. Go to your course and click settings.
  2. Click on the navigation tab.
  3. Drag iClicker from the list of disabled navigation items to the list of enabled navigation items.
  4. Save your change.

Your students will now be able to register their clickers to your course. When filling out their information, your students should select 'Canada' from the list to ensure that their data is stored in Canada. While the email address field must be filled out, students not do need to provide a real email address.

Set up your classroom

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Your classroom will need a receiver base station to receive and process student votes. Check to see if your room already has a clicker base installed (see list of rooms for Vancouver or Okanagan). If it is not equipped:

  • Get your classroom equipped. An iClicker receiver base can be installed for you (as long as the room has a podium to lock the iClicker receiver base into). Please contact clicker.support@ubc.ca to have one installed.
  • If a base cannot be installed, you can use a portable iClicker receiver base. The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology will loan you a portable base that can be used in any room. Check the list of rooms to see which frequency you can use.

The iClicker receiver base can be connected via USB to a laptop or podium computer. The USB port for your flash drive can be found on the right side of the iClicker base receiver.

If using a fixed classroom base, the iClicker USB switcher near the podium (see picture) has to be set to either a laptop or podium computer input in order for the receiver to function. The location of the switcher may vary depending on the design of the podium. To switch the input, press and hold the button on the switcher for two seconds.

  • Click here for more details about connecting the hardware.
  1. Click 'Open Gradebook'
  2. Click the 'Sync Roster' icon.
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  3. Log in with you CWL
  4. Select the course from the list


  1. Click 'Open Gradebook'
  2. Click the 'Sync Scores' icon. .
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  3. Check off the sessions you would like to upload, or click 'Select All'
  4. Click 'Next'
  5. Choose how you like to customize your uploaded data. You can upload all sessions separately or combine them as one single entry
  6. Click 'Upload'


To be able to sync or upload a course roster to Canvas, you must be assigned the "Teacher" role in your course. If you are assigned the "Instructor" role, please contact the Learning Technology Hub.


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For users using Mac OS Sierra, you may not be able to run the UBC configured version of iClicker. You will need to follow these steps to create UBC Configured iClicker software:

  1. Download the current version of the iClicker Classic software.
  2. Using Finder, create a New Folder on your Mac for the iClicker software
  3. Open the .dmg file that you just downloaded from the above link and move the iClicker application to the folder.
  4. Run the iClicker application from your folder, then close the application. Do not proceed to setting up your course at this point
  5. Download the UBC Configured iClicker Resource Folder, unzip if necessary
  6. Open your iClicker folder and replace the Resources folder found within with the new Resources folder you have just downloaded above
  7. Run the iClicker application again and proceed with course setup

Please contact clicker.support@ubc.ca for assistance in setup.


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Piazza is an online question-and-answer application that instructors can use to encourage written discussions involving students, teaching assistants, and instructors. Piazza supports wiki-like collaboration, post endorsing, anonymous posting, and polling.

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Getting started How do I get started?

Piazza is a web application that can be integrated with Canvas. To comply with BC privacy legislation, students will need to create a Piazza account and agree to the terms of use the first time they use the tool. You can make Piazza accessible through the side navigation bar in Canvas, or you can link directly to it in a module.

Add Piazza to the side bar:

  • Log in to your Canvas course.
  • Go to Settings.
  • Select the Navigation tab
  • Scroll down until you find Piazza.
  • Click the gear, and select Enable.

Add Piazza to a module:

  • Log in to your Canvas course.
  • Go to Modules.
  • Click the Add item button on a module.
  • Select External Tool from the drop-down menu.
  • Select Piazza and then add item.


Once you've created a link to Piazza, ask your students to log in or create an account. They can do so by following these steps:

  • Access Piazza through the link that you have created.
  • Enter their email address and set a password or—if they already have a Piazza account—enter the email address and password for that account.
  • Click Continue to launch Piazza.


For more information about using the tool after setup, please reference Piazza's help topics or read about some real-life teaching examples.

What tools can I use with this?

Piazza is a web application that can be integrated with Canvas.


Available support What support is available?

Support is provided by the Learning Technology Hub and individual instructional support units.


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Kaltura is a video platform that allows instructors and students to share video content. Kaltura features include the ability to upload, publish, and search videos, embed video directly in a Canvas course (which can then be reused across multiple courses), and create shortened clips from existing videos.

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Getting started How do I get started?

Instructors and students can use Kaltura from anywhere within a Canvas course that has a Rich Content Editor. Using the 'Embed Kaltura media' button in the editor, you can upload videos to Kaltura and embed videos within your course content. You can also upload directly to your Kaltura account from the 'My Media' section of any Canvas course.


Available support What support is available?

For assistance with Kaltura, please contact the Learning Technology Hub.


Frequently asked questions FAQ

Uploading video content is easy with Kaltura. You can upload videos by accessing the ‘My Media’ tab, which can be found in your Canvas course on the navigation bar on the left.

  • Go to 'My Media.'
  • Click 'Add New.'
  • Select 'Media Upload.'
  • Click 'Choose a file to upload.'
  • Select the file you wish to upload from the file manager.
  • Give the file a name, description, and any desired tags.
  • Select the proper permission from the “Copyright Permissions” drop-down menu.
  • Click 'Save.'

The Media Gallery is a searchable gallery of video content that is available to everyone in your course. All videos in the 'Media Gallery' can be viewed by students at any time.

'My Media' is where you can upload new videos and access any videos that you have uploaded. 'Media Gallery' contains all the videos that have been published to a course.

Any place that has a Rich Content Editor can have a video embedded in it. Just press the 'Embed Kaltura Media' button, and select the video you wish to embed.

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Any video in your 'My Media' or the course’s 'Media Gallery' can be embedded.

Yes! Embedding a video will not add it to your public media gallery. To embed a video, just select it from your 'My Media.'

Kaltura converts all uploaded videos to UBC-standard formats. This allows your video to be played on different devices (e.g., computers, iPads, mobile phones).

In Canvas, Kaltura will convert your videos to one, two, or three of UBC's standard video formats, depending on the quality of the video you have uploaded:

  • SD/small (640xauto @ 964 kbps)
  • SD/Large (1024xauto @ 1628 kbps)
  • HD/Small (autox720 @ 2628 kbps)

Your video will need to meet the bitrate requirements in order to be converted to each format. Videos that don't meet the bitrate requirements will be converted to a lower-quality format. It's recommended that the bitrate of your source video exceeds the bitrate requirement of the format that you need to ensure that it will qualify for conversion to your desired format.

If you plan to upload a screencast video to Kaltura, we recommend setting up your screencast recording software to export HD quality (at least 1280x720 @ 2628 kbps). If your video is being uploaded from a camera or video creation software, we recommend that the software you're using to capture/edit the video will export a high quality video (at least 1028x720 @ 2628 kbps).


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These are UBC-specific Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Canvas—the learning management system that will be gradually replacing Connect at UBC.

Jump to a section: Initial Setup | Transitioning from Connect | Features and Tools | Training and Support


Initial Setup

Go to canvas.ubc.ca and log in and your account will be created! Please note that we're currently in the soft launch phase, so some Canvas features and tools have yet to be added.

Your courses won't be automatically associated with your account until we've finished integrating Canvas with the UBC Student Information System (SIS). Courses that you want to start developing in Canvas now can be manually added to your Canvas account.

For UBC Vancouver, please contact your faculty's Instructional Support Unit or contact us here at the Learning Technology Support Hub, and we can assist you with getting your courses created in Canvas. If you’re located at UBC Okanagan, please contact the Centre for Teaching and Learning for assistance (ctl.helpdesk@ubc.ca).

We recommend using the most recent version of Firefox, Chrome, or Safari when accessing Canvas. If you prefer to use another browser, make sure it's been updated to the most recent version. Please see the Canvas documentation on supported browsers for more information.

Canvas offers a number of roles—including Student, TA, Teacher, and Designer—each of which is associated with its own permission settings. This chart shows the permissions granted for each Canvas role.

You can also view how Canvas roles are assigned to UBC instructors and TAs, based on their teaching duties as identified by the Teaching Assignments & Section Management (TASM) duty mappings.

Transitioning from Connect to Canvas

The transition from Connect to Canvas will be gradual. Each faculty is determining when courses will begin to be offered in Canvas, with the first wave of courses being offered in Canvas in September 2017. Please talk to your Department Head or Director about your faculty’s timeline for transitioning to Canvas.

UBC selected Canvas in June 2017 and will be transitioning from Connect to Canvas gradually over the 2017/18 academic year.

Implementing Canvas is a complex project, and as anticipated, the integration of Canvas with UBC systems and with the external learning tools that are currently offered in Connect is still a work in progress. Given this project’s gradual implementation timeline and the diverse ways that instructors use learning management systems, each faculty has developed its own plan for transitioning to Canvas. Some faculties have chosen to move a significant number of courses to Canvas in September 2017, while others have decided to delay until a future semester for the majority of their courses. However, all faculties will have moved to Canvas within one year. As of September 2018, no courses will be offered in Connect.

When compared with other large R1 research universities that have implemented Canvas, UBC is undergoing this transition relatively quickly. This approach was chosen in an effort to reduce the amount of time that students and faculty use two systems and to ensure that the community can benefit from Canvas—a system that’s expected to better meet their needs—as soon as possible.

You have the option of moving your Connect course material to Canvas or building a course from scratch in Canvas. Instructors have access to Canvas training and support that can help you with either approach.

We also highly recommend getting in touch with your faculty’s Instructional Support Unit (UBC Vancouver) or the Centre for Teaching and Learning at ctl.helpdesk@ubc.ca (UBC Okanagan) for assistance throughout this process.

We’ve heard from other institutions that have transitioned from Connect to Canvas that building a course in Canvas often results in a better experience for students. Newly built courses can take full advantage of the unique features offered in Canvas.

If you would like to rebuild your course in Canvas, we recommend that you first contact your faculty’s Instructional Support Unit (UBC Vancouver) or the Centre for Teaching and Learning at ctl.helpdesk@ubc.ca (UBC Okanagan). They can assist you with the rebuild or point you to resources that will guide you as you rebuild your course.

Each faculty has a different strategy and timeline for rolling out Canvas and moving over content from Connect. In general, most faculty members will need to submit a request to their Instructional Support Unit to have Connect content moved to Canvas.

If you’re based at UBC Vancouver, we recommend that you contact your faculty’s Instructional Support Unit to learn more about when and how your faculty plans to move course content to Canvas. If you’re located at UBC Okanagan, you can contact the Centre for Teaching and Learning for assistance (ctl.helpdesk@ubc.ca).

If you aren’t sure who to contact about having your course content moved to Canvas, please get in touch with the LT Hub. We can point you in the right direction.

Yes, you can! If you’re based at UBC Vancouver, please contact your faculty's Instructional Support Unit for support with this process. At UBC Okanagan, you can contact the Centre for Teaching and Learning (ctl.helpdesk@ubc.ca). The Learning Technology Hub can also help you move your course content to Canvas.

The Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology offers Canvas training sessions focused on moving your course from Connect to Canvas, as well as an introduction to Canvas basics. You may also wish to review the Connect to Canvas migration guide to learn more about which content can and can’t be imported into Canvas.

Reorganizing and removing unneeded content in Connect can also help you make a smoother transition to Canvas. The Spring Cleaning Connect course can help make that process more efficient.

Some items in Connect will import to Canvas better than others, and you might have to manually transfer some files and rebuild other content. Imported content will need to be reorganized in Canvas.

We’ve compiled a Connect to Canvas guide that explains which Connect content can be transitioned to Canvas and how it will appear in the new system.

No courses can be taught in Connect as of September 2018. However, at the present time no date has been set for the decommissioning of Connect. We will notify the UBC community prior to decommissioning Connect to ensure you have access to any course content that you may wish to save.

We’re currently working on a plan to address this issue. Rest assured that in the meantime, you will continue to have access to your course content on Connect.

Features and Tools

Canvas comes with numerous internal tools that will expand teaching options for your courses:

  • SpeedGrader allows instructors to view, score, and provide audio, video, or written feedback on assignments.
  • A syllabus is automatically generated for each course, based on assignments and events within that course.
  • Your Conversations Inbox functions like email within Canvas.
  • Chat allows students and instructors to interact in real time.
  • Pages are used to store course content.
  • Modules allow you to organize your course content, creating a one-directional linear flow that guides students through the path they should take in your course.
  • ePortfolios allows students to collect and showcase educational projects and other work. This content can be made public or private.

External tools such as iClicker, Kaltura, and Piazza have now been integrated with Canvas. Additional tools will be added to Canvas as UBC continues implementing this new system. Please see the Canvas tool integration timeline for more information.

Yes! There are currently no plans to decommission Blackboard Collaborate, and Collaborate can continue to be used independently of Canvas. Please contact the Learning Technology Support Hub if you require access to Collaborate.

Integration of Blackboard Collaborate with Canvas may also be possible in future.

Canvas does not include the internal blog and journal tools offered in Connect, and some tools you’re familiar with from Connect will function differently in Canvas. The Connect to Canvas guide outlines some of the differences between the features offered in Connect and Canvas.

UBC is still in the process of implementing Canvas, and we're continuing to work on adding third-party apps such as iPeer and UBC Blogs. Please see the Canvas tool integration timeline for more information.

If you require the use of a particular tool that has not yet been integrated with Canvas, we recommend contacting your Instructional Support Unit or the Learning Technology Support Hub to discuss your needs and whether it may be best to delay your transition to Canvas until these tools are ready.

Yes, there is! Faculty and students can download Instructure’s Canvas mobile app from the App Store (for Apple devices) or Google Play (for Android devices). For more information about Canvas apps, please see Instructure’s mobile app guides. Look for ‘The University of British Columbia’ when adding your school.

Canvas uses responsive design, and can also be used on your mobile device without an app.

Yes, Canvas is cloud based. This means the storage and access of your course data, information, and material is performed over the internet rather than on your own PC, Mac, or mobile device. Information and material that you and your students add to Canvas will be securely stored in Canada by Amazon Web Services and managed by Instructure (rather than by UBC). This meets the requirements of the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).

Training and Support

UBC is offering Canvas training and open studio time hosted by Canvas experts at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan. If you’d prefer to explore Canvas on your own, you can also access Canvas guides and video tutorials online.

UBC's Canvas website features Canvas news and tips, information about Canvas tools, and links to in-person and online training and support.

If you’re based in Vancouver and have questions about moving from Connect to Canvas or if you experience technical issues, we recommend contacting your faculty's Instructional Support Unit. If you’re located at UBC Okanagan, please contact the Centre for Teaching and Learning for assistance (ctl.helpdesk@ubc.ca). Throughout the 2017/18 academic year, the UBC community will also have 24/7 access to phone, email, and chat support, which can be accessed through the Help menu in Canvas.

Students who are new to Canvas will want to check out A UBC Student's Guide to Canvas. This guide includes a blog written by students on our very own Learning Technology Environment Renewal Team, as well as an FAQ, a list of courses that will be in Canvas this September, and links to the Canvas help guides.

UBC has also contracted for 24/7/365 telephone, email, and chat support from Canvas for one year, which will be available to both faculty and students from within Canvas. Students can also contact the IT Service Centre.

If you’re based in Vancouver and have questions about Canvas, the implementation timeline, or technical issues, we recommend contacting your faculty's Instructional Support Unit. If you’re located at UBC Okanagan, please contact the Centre for Teaching and Learning for assistance (ctl.helpdesk@ubc.ca).

Instructors and students can access chat, email, and phone through the Help menu within Canvas. Support is provided by Canvas representatives. UBC has also hired Canvas Tech Rovers to support instructors with the transition to Canvas.

Yes, you can! If you're based at UBC Vancouver, please contact your faculty's Instructional Support Unit or contact the Learning Technology Support Hub, and we can assist you with getting a Canvas sandbox. If you’re located at UBC Okanagan, please contact the Centre for Teaching and Learning (ctl.helpdesk@ubc.ca).


What if I still have questions?

We recommend reaching out to your faculty’s Instructional Support Unit (UBC Vancouver) or the Centre for Teaching and Learning (UBC Okanagan) if you have questions about using or transitioning to Canvas.

All faculty and staff are also invited to call, email, or visit us at the Learning Technology Hub. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have about using Canvas and would love to hear your comments or suggestions.

Contact the Learning Technology Hub

Phone

UBC Vancouver

604.827.4775

UBC Okanagan

250.807.9293

Email

UBC Vancouver

lt.hub@ubc.ca

UBC Okanagan

ctl.helpdesk@ubc.ca

Location

UBC Vancouver

IKBLC Room 2.27

UBC Okanagan

SCI Room 200

Weekday Hours

UBC Vancouver

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

UBC Okanagan

8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Canvas platform is good for:

  • Private and open sharing of course content
  • Online assignments and quizzes
  • Forums and portfolios

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The Camtasia software is good for:

  • Screencast recording
  • Basic video editing (e.g., add animations, quizzing, zoom/pan focus, and layering)
  • Separate audio editing
  • Easy video file exports that can be shared in Connect or on social media

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compair-logo   ComPAIR

The ComPAIR application is good for:

  • Peer feedback on any type of assignment
  • Learning through comparison

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The Clickers tools are good for:

  • In-class quizzes with instant results
  • Classroom polls for quick feedback

UBC Examples

Read about an instructor experience using Clickers in a Psychology course.

 

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The CLAS application is good for:

  • Annotated discussion of video content
  • Video streaming and storage

UBC Examples

Read about an instructor experience using CLAS in Education courses.

 

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The Connect platform is good for:

  • Private sharing of course content
  • Online assignments and quizzes
  • Forums, questionnaires, and portfolios

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The CoursEval application is good for:

  • Student evaluations of teaching

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The Crowdmark application is good for:

  • Online grading and feedback for paper-based or digital exams and assignments
  • Streamlined management of team grading

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The edX platform is good for:

  • Open sharing of course content
  • Online assignments and quizzes
  • Forums, polls, and peer assessments

UBC Examples

Read about instructor experiences using edX in an Astronomy and a research method course.

 

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The Form Builder application is good for:

  • Assembly of paper-based exams and quizzes

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The iPeer application is good for:

  • Peer reviews of group participation
  • Immediate peer feedback on performance
  • Rubric-based peer evaluations

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The Kaltura platform is good for:

  • Video streaming and storage
  • Video embeds in Connect

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The LOCR application is good for:

  • Secure portal access to UBC Library course reserves
  • Copyright clearance of course content
  • Linking of articles, books, web links, and other media resources to your course materials

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The Lightboard tool is good for:

  • Lecture capture with a white board
  • Basic video recording

UBC Examples

Read about an instructor experience using Lightboard in an English course.

 

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The MediaSite platform is good for:

  • Lecture capture with multiple views
  • Video streaming (including live) and storage

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The One-Button Studio tool is good for:

  • Do-It-Yourself lecture and presentation capture
  • Basic video recording in a professional studio
  • Easy video files “to go” on a USB when you finish

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The PeerWise application is good for:

  • Peer reviews of study questions
  • Student-generated quizzes

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The Piazza application is good for:

  • Wiki-style collaboration and discussion in Connect
  • Customizable online polling

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The Respondus Studymate software is good for:

  • Creation of learning games and activities such as flash-cards, self-quizzes, and crosswords
  • Integration of course content from Respondus Quiz, MS Word, or rich-text files

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The Respondus Quiz software is good for:

  • Online assessments, questions, and test pools for Connect
  • Batch publishing of assessments and surveys to multiple courses in a single step

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The Snagit software is good for:

  • Screen capturing (images & video)
  • Image editing for customizations and enhancements (e.g., create simple animated GIFs)

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The TeachEval application is good for:

  • Distribution of course evaluation results

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The Turnitin application is good for:

  • Plagiarism checks for written work
  • Peer feedback on assignments

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The UBC Blogs platform is good for:

  • Open and private sharing of course content
  • Online assignments and collaborative writing
  • Student-generated content and portfolios

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The iTunes platform is good for:

  • Multimedia distribution and storage

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The UBC Survey Tool application is good for:

  • FIPPA-compliant customizable online surveys with templates, question randomization, branching, and more
  • Management of sharing and access restrictions/deadlines for surveys
  • Analytical tools and reports for resulting data

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The UBC Wiki application is good for:

  • Open sharing and editing of course content
  • Student online collaborative writing with tracked revisions
  • Customized hierarchy/architecture of content

UBC Examples

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The YouTube platform is good for:

  • Video streaming and storage
  • Public exposure for educational media

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The VideoScribe software is good for:

  • Easy creation of educational animations
  • Basic video editing

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The Webwork application is good for:

  • Online math and science assignments
  • Instant feedback on answers to problems, individualized problems, and real-time statistics

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