Content Delivery

Tools for delivering content provide secure places to upload course materials—whether regular course content or multimedia files—and share these with your students or, in some cases, with the wider general public. The tools below are the primary means of sharing course content at UBC.

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Delivery — Course Content


The Canvas platform is good for:

  • Adaptive release of content (Modules) for specific dates or learning pathways (prerequisites and requirements)
  • Online assignments and quizzes
  • Kaltura videos and other media

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The edX platform is good for:

  • Timed release of course content on specific dates
  • Online assignments and quizzes
  • Easy embedding of YouTube videos, Kaltura videos, and other media

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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 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

Read about a instructor experiences using Wiki for flexible learning and blended learning environments.


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The Web Conferencing application is good for:

  • Synchronous online lectures or presentations
  • Live chats with video, voice, and text
  • Online meetings with shared whiteboards
  • Access to files before live sessions start

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Delivery — Course Reserves

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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Delivery — Multimedia Files


The Kaltura platform is good for:

  • Video streaming and storage
  • Video embeds in Canvas
  • Video editing (e.g. adding chapters, closed captions, quizzes)

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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 YouTube platform is good for:

  • Video streaming and storage
  • Public exposure for educational media

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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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