How do I get access to Canvas?
Login to Canvas from canvas.ubc.ca using your UBC CWL. You should automatically get access to your course if (1) you have an active appointment in your department, (2) you are assigned TA duties to a course, and (3) you have linked your CWL to your employee ID.
If you don’t see your course on the Canvas Dashboard after the first week of classes, we recommend you check with your graduate program coordinator or Timetable representative.
Where do I find instructions for using Canvas?
A good starting point is to use the Help button in the bottom left of Canvas, which gives you access to Search the Canvas Guides, or Ask the Community. UBC Science Canvas FAQs are also available here.
How do I contact students through Canvas?
In Canvas, there are several communication tools available: you can post Announcements, send messages through the Canvas Inbox (Conversations), use the live Chat, or post in the Discussion board. Please check with your instructor on which tools they would like to use in their course.
Canvas Announcements and Conversations will send email alerts to students who have Notifications enabled (on by default).
What are tips for grading in Canvas?
Make sure you check with your course instructor first on your role and guidelines for handling student grades in Canvas.
If marking and entering grades are part of your TA duties, these can be some helpful tools:
Gradebook: view all grades for students in the course
SpeedGrader: view, annotate, and grade submissions within Canvas
Batch download assignment submissions: for grading offline or viewing items that do not preview in SpeedGrader (e.g. Presenter’s Notes in ppt files)
Mute/unmute grades: “mute” the assignment before you start inputting grades, so that students don’t see comments and grades as marking is in progress