Canvas is UBC's primary cloud-based learning platform for delivering online course content. In Canvas, instructors can share materials (text or multimedia), enable student collaboration and discussion, manage assignments and quizzes, and assign grades. Canvas also integrates with many other learning technologies, such as iClicker and Piazza. UBC is transitioning from Connect to Canvas over the 2017/18 academic year.

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Getting started How do I get started?

Instructors and students can log into Canvas at

If you're interested in learning more about Canvas or about UBC's transition from Connect, please visit UBC's Canvas website.

What tools can instructors use with Canvas?

Canvas offers numerous tools and features that can save time and enhance teaching and learning at UBC—including SpeedGrader, Chat, and the Canvas Commons.

Like Connect, Canvas can also be integrated with external tools, such as iClicker, Kaltura, and Piazza. As UBC continues the process of implementing Canvas, more integrations will continue to be made available. Please view our working timeline to see which tools are currently available in Canvas.

Available support What support is available?

Canvas resources and support are available to help the UBC community navigate the transition from Connect and get the most out of Canvas.

Support for instructors

If you’re based at UBC Vancouver and would like to learn more about transitioning to Canvas, we recommend making your faculty’s Instructional Support Unit your first point of contact. If you’re teaching at UBC Okanagan, please contact the Centre for Teaching and Learning ( for assistance with Canvas. Instructors are also invited to call, email, or visit the Learning Technology Hub to talk to a staff member who can answer your questions about moving to or using Canvas.

Canvas workshops, online training and tutorials, and one-on-one support are available to all UBC instructors. To learn more about all of the resources available to you, check out the list of Canvas training and support resources.

Support for students

UBC's Canvas website for students includes an FAQ and links to training and support resources, as well as a Canvas blog, written by students on UBC's Learning Technology Environment Renewal project team.

Frequently asked questions FAQ

Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for UBC instructors covers Canvas setup, the transition from Connect, Canvas features, and Canvas training and support.

The Canvas FAQ for UBC students covers UBC-specific questions about Canvas and the transition from Connect.

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