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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Canvas Resource Centre

Canvas is the learning management system at Ontario Tech University. Canvas lets instructors upload content, communicate with their students, assign quizzes and assignments, mark and maintain a gradebook for each class. Canvas includes a variety of customizable course creation and management tools, course and user analytics and statistics, and internal communication tools. 

This self-service Resource Centre contains helpful articles created by Canvas and by the TLC that can help you perform some of the essential tasks in Canvas. Browse through the material based on what you would like to do, or take a look at our quick links to get started.

For more information about using Canvas, reach out to the Teaching and Learning Centre

Getting Started With Canvas

Getting Started With Canvas

Course Setup

Course Setup

Content

Content

Communication

Communication

Assessments

Assessments

Grading

Grading


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Getting Started

Canvas is the learning management system for Ontario Tech University. These resources can help you login to the system, navigate to your courses, and manage your user preferences and account. Canvas is located at learn.ontariotechu.ca

 


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Course Setup

Setting up your course is the first step to using Canvas. Addressing some important setup items before loading in your content will make the process smoother for you and your students. In particular, we recommend hiding grade totals and setting grading policy to manual at the start of every course, in alignment with Ontario Tech University policies.

 


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Content

One of the most powerful way to use Canvas is to deliver content to your students. Canvas has a full range of content that can be used, from standard HTML pages to rich multimedia to a virtual classroom. Organize your content in modules so students can easily find content week-to-week.

 


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Communication

Canvas gives instructors a variety of ways to communicate with their entire classes or with individual students. Discussion boards can also be a way to connect students virtually to a variety of learning activities and topics.

 


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Assessments

Canvas offers powerful, customizable ways to deliver assessments to your students. Assign work individually or as a group with Assignments, or create quizzes, tests, and exams using Quizzes. The New Quizzes engine is also under development, for launch in Summer 2023.

 


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Grades

Canvas allows instructors convenient ways to collect assessments, use rubrics, offer feedback, and record grades.