UBC Blogs for Canvas


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 can create a new UBC Blog directly through Canvas. UBC Blogs can be made accessible through the side navigation bar or in a Module.

Create a new UBC Blog and add it to the course menu:

  • 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.

Create a new UBC Blog and add it 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 through a module or the course navigation menu, you or your students can automatically sign in to the blog by clicking on the link to UBC Blogs in Canvas. Students will be added as blog authors as soon as they sign in.

Please contact the Learning Technology Hub for assistance if you would like to link to an existing UBC Blog in Canvas.

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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