UBC’s Learning Management System
Canvas is UBC’s primary cloud-based learning platform. In Canvas, instructors can share materials (text, multimedia), enable student collaboration, manage assignments and quizzes, and handle grades, in addition to integrating with many other learning technologies.
This page offers a quick overview of the 3 main functions: sharing, communicating, and assessing course content on Canvas. This page can point you to the online instructor guides, Canvas tutorial videos, and Canvas community resources. We have also created an easy-to-use guide that directs you to relevant Canvas guides which is available for download here: Canvas guide.
Canvas on Mobile
Students and instructors can also navigate Canvas through their mobile app on Android and iOs. As an instructor, a specific Canvas Teacher App also exist for instructors to communicate, update and grade items on the go. You can find more about the app through Canvas’ online guide.
Course MaterialUpload files or create pages on Canvas to add course content and material. Organize them in a linear flow for students, whether this is by weeks, units, sections, or an organizational structure of your choice. The organization is not limited to course files and pages, you can also include images and external links as well as internal links to other tools in Canvas.
CommunicationCommunicate with students through the internal messaging tool, choose to create conversations for the whole course, a group or an individual student. Make announcements, facilitate discussions and create collaborations. Manage your notification preferences to decide how and when you are alerted, and control how often you receive notifications so important messages never fall through the cracks.
AssessmentCreate graded items using the assignment tool and have it all listed within Canvas. Whether it is an online document submission, in-person paper submission, or even a no-submission participation grade, you have the option to include them all. Additionally, you can create group assignments or require students to do peer reviews.
LT Hub resources The Students’ Guide to Canvas | Information for Faculty