UBC Canvas: How to Access UBC’s eLearning platform

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UBC Canvas is the University of British Columbia’s new online learning platform. It’s used by professors, TAs, and students for communicating and having discussions about topics introduced in class, accessing the course material, and even for taking quizzes and exams!

There’s also a good chance you’ll take some fully online courses in Canvas while at UBC, which can come with their own set of challenges.

How to log in ubc canvas

To log in,

  1. Go to canvas.ubc.ca/,
  2. Enter your login name,
  3. Enter your password,
  4. Then, click on the “Login” link.

Ubc canvas not working?

If you are using a supported browser and still encountering issues, try logging out of Canvas, clearing your browser cookies, and logging back in.

You can also disable any browser extensions or plugins to see if that’s causing an issue. If you still can’t access the platform, get UBC Canvas help.

If you still encounter technical issues, contact the UBC Information Technology Service Centre for assistance, using their online form. Students who are enrolled in Distance Learning courses should refer to their course syllabus to determine if any specialized Canvas support is available to them.

Why aren’t my classes showing up in Canvas?

There are a few possible reasons why your course may not be showing up in Canvas:

Not all UBC courses are associated with an online course. You may wish to check with your instructor to see whether they have created a Canvas course.

Your instructor may be using a different platform to deliver course content, such as UBC Blogs. (If that’s the case, check out our tips for staying organized while using multiple learning platforms).

Courses are made available in UBC Canvas only after they’ve been published by the instructor. Your instructor may choose to publish your Canvas course after the first day of class.

If you have “starred” or “favourited” a course, your other courses will not appear in your Canvas Dashboard until you “star” those courses as well.

To view all your Canvas courses, please select “courses” in the left-hand navigation menu and then click “all courses,” or visit https://canvas.ubc.ca/courses.

From here you can view all your courses and add/remove starred courses.

If you know that your course should be available in UBC Canvas but it’s not showing up, please contact the Information Technology Service Centre (ITSC) for assistance, using their online form.

Ubc Canvas Faqs

This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page covers questions about how to get started in Canvas.

If you have a question about Canvas that’s not answered below, you can search the Canvas Guides or contact the UBC Information Technology Service Centre for assistance, using their online form. If you’re a Distance Education student, please contact the Learning Technology Hub for technical support.

How can I access UBC Canvas?

To access Canvas, visit canvas.ubc.ca and enter your username and password. If you need to retrieve your CWL username or reset your password, visit myaccount.ubc.ca/myAccount

Where can I find all my grades?

From the Canvas Dashboard, click View Grades in the top right corner of the page to view your grades for all classes that have a Canvas course. You can also find your grades by logging into Canvas, going into your course, and clicking on ‘Grades’ in the right-hand menu.

Your final grade will be posted in the Student Service Centre (SSC). To view your final grade, log into your SSC, hover over ‘Grades & Records, and click ‘Your Grades Summary.

How can I hide my recent grades from the Canvas Dashboard?

By default, Canvas displays students’ recent grades under the Recent Feedback section on the UBC Canvas Dashboard. At the moment, Canvas doesn’t allow you to simply switch this off. However, you can hide your grades from the Dashboard by changing your Dashboard settings from Cards to List View.

On the Canvas app, grades can be hidden from the Dashboard, but changing this setting in the app will not make any changes elsewhere — grades will still be displayed on the desktop version of Canvas (unless you’ve switched to list view).

Why am I receiving so many notifications from Canvas?

New Canvas accounts are configured with the default setting for Canvas notifications. To change your notification setting, click on ‘Account’ in the left-hand sidebar, and then ‘Notifications.’ From here, you can update how often you receive notifications from Canvas. Note that your Canvas notification settings will apply universally to all of your Canvas courses.

Which browsers are compatible with Canvas?

We recommend using the most recent version of Firefox, Chrome, or Safari when accessing UBC Canvas. If you prefer to use another browser, please make sure it’s been updated to the most recent version.

Is Canvas mobile friendly?

Yes, UBC Canvas is mobile-friendly! You can access Canvas either through the browser on your phone or tablet or by downloading the mobile Canvas app through the iOS App Store/Google Play Store.

Why does Canvas seem slow at times?

Several factors contribute to your experience with Canvas. Some of these include your wireless connection strength, shared usage or the bandwidth of your internet connection, how many applications you have open, your internet browser, and the speed of your computer.

If Canvas seems slow, try the following: close other applications and browser tabs; restart your computer; move closer to the wireless router/access point; disconnect/reconnect from your wireless network.

How do I access my canvas UBC courses?

To view all your Canvas courses, please select “courses” in the left-hand navigation menu and then click “all courses,” or visit https://canvas.ubc.ca/courses. From here you can view all your courses and add/remove starred courses.

Can I see UBC canvas’s previous courses?

To access UBC Canvas’s previous courses, log in to Canvas, click on the Courses tab, and then click on the View All Courses link. On the next page under “Past Enrollments,” you will be able to view your past courses. You can enter a course by clicking on its link.

How do you use canvas in UBC?

Log in to UBC Canvas from canvas.ubc.ca using your UBC CWL (Campus-Wide Login) name and password. On your Dashboard, you will find all the courses.

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