Canvas is UBC's primary learning platform for delivering online course content and the replacement for Connect (Blackboard Learn). UBC retired Connect on August 31, 2018.

In Canvas, instructors can share materials (text or multimedia), enable student collaboration and discussion, manage assignments and quizzes, and assign grades. Canvas can be used with many other learning technologies, such as iClicker and Piazza. Learn more about Canvas at UBC's Canvas website for UBC instructors or our website for UBC students

Self-enrol into Canvas 101. Canvas 101 is self-paced course designed to give you a basic overview of the features and functionality of Canvas and help you build your course with confidence.

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Faculty examples How are faculty using this tool?


Canvas: An Interactive and User-Friendly Experience for Students

Robert Russo has taught courses at the Allard School of Law as a Lecturer and Adjunct Professor for over a year.../ Read More... External link]


Canvas: Intuitive System to Learn for Mining Engineering Students

Nadja Kunz launched a new course on Mine Water Management (MINE455) through the Norman B Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering in January 2018. She has decided to build the course using Canvas.../ Read More... External link]

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.

Optional UBC Vancouver Course Syllabus Template

UBC Vancouver offers an optional course syllabus template that can be used when creating syllabi for use in or outside of Canvas.

Important: The automatically generated Syllabus in Canvas does not satisfy the UBC Vancouver Senate’s syllabus requirements. For more information about syllabus requirements at UBC Vancouver, please refer to the Content and Distribution of Course Syllabi policy on the Senate 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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