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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.

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  • Why is my course shell empty?

    Here are some possible reasons why your shell is empty

    • When a course is offered over two terms (extended term), the second term Canvas site may be cross-listed with the first term; this is where all the content will be housed. For example, if a Winter 2020 course shell is empty please look at the Fall 2019 XLIST course for the materials.
    • The course may be cross-listed as one part of another course, potentially delivered by different instructors, different days, etc
    • A course was requested through the Registrar’s office and an instructor was assigned but the course didn’t run
    • It may be related to the transition from Blackboard to Canvas: in instances where you see two versions of the same course, look at the version where the alpha name comes before the term code.
    • You may have access to a test shell (i.e., used by IT when creating/setting up Canvas *these shells are periodically reviewed and cleaned up).

    If your shell is empty and not related to any of the above reasons, please get in touch with the Service Desk at 

    Reminder: Fall course CRN start with 7*****, Winter with 4*****, and Spring/Summer with 1*****. 

  • Is there an optimal size for images added in Canvas?