Canvas provides a convenient and secure way to communicate and exchange materials with your students online. All UBC courses have matching courses in Canvas automatically created with the students enrolled, even if the instructor has never used Canvas.
To use your Canvas course, you will first need to make it visible for students to find.
- Log in to Canvas from canvas.ubc.ca using your UBC CWL (Campus-Wide Login) name and password. This will open your Canvas Dashboard.
- On your Dashboard, you will find all the courses you are teaching. Click any course to open it.
- Once inside a course, you can start adding content, creating assignments and assessments, and setting up discussions and communications.
- When you are ready, make the course available to students by clicking Publish, located on the course home page, in the right-hand sidebar under “Course Status”.
Keep accessibility in mind as you transition online. Read the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology’s quick accessibility tips »
You can make your course content available to download » for offline viewing, which improves access for students with limited Internet connections.
Learn more about Canvas in the Canvas instructor guide »
If you normally use a desk phone for UBC’s multi-factor authentication, set up an alternate device or method.
In preparing yourself well for fully remote teaching, ensure you have access to the following equipment at home:
- Laptop, desktop computer, or mobile device you can use to teach
- Microphone and headset
- Reliable Internet connection
- Quiet room you could use to facilitate or record
Read UBC IT’s Guide to Working Off Campus for other useful considerations.
Visit the main Library website for the latest updates about UBC Library’s services.
- Canvas’s documentation for instructors » & UBC’s Canvas student guide »
- UBC’s Collaborate Ultra instructor guide » & Collaborate Ultra student guide »
- UBC’s Microsoft Teams instructor guide » & Microsoft Teams student guide »
- UBC’s Proctorio instructor guide » & Proctorio student guide »
- UBC’s Zoom instructor guide » & Zoom student guide »
- UBC’s alternatives to in-person exams guide » & exam accommodations guide »