Technology Pilots & Integrations

New learning technologies at UBC undergo a rigorous process of evaluation and preparation before rolling out to the wider community as officially supported technology. Below are a few of the learning technologies currently being considered or assessed.

You can also see the status of recent pilots and integrations and read more about how formal pilots work at UBC.

Active or Upcoming Pilots


The LT Hub invites any interested instructors to try out the annotation tool Hypothesis, starting in 2022/23 W2.

Hypothesis enables students to annotate and tag online readings in Canvas and elsewhere, then share their notes with each other for further discussion. The interactivity can help reading become more active and social. It can also help teaching teams monitor where and how students are engaging (or struggling) with the text.

Please contact us at the LT Hub if you would like to try out this new tool.


The LT Hub is looking for instructors to test student dashboards in their Canvas courses with My Learning Analytics (MyLA).

MyLA gives students insight into their engagement with the course content, encouraging them toward behavioural patterns that can improve academic outcomes. Two dashboards are available, and instructors can choose what is appropriate for their courses:

  1. Resources Accessed: Students can see which files, videos, and other course resources are accessed most often by their classmates. Resources are colour-coded in blue if the student has accessed them or in gray if they have not. Resources are active links that students can immediately open to access anything they have missed.
  2. Assignment Planning: Students can view their progress and upcoming assignments in two different ways, either by “Progress to Final Grade” or “Assignments Due by Date”. Students can also set course and assignment goals to help with their planning and engagement.

Please contact us at the LT Hub if you would like to try out this new tool.