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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 Resources for Faculty

Canvas is Ontario Tech University's learning management system. All courses at Ontario Tech have sites in Canvas. Students can connect to Canvas on and off campus. Canvas can be used to give students access to lecture, lab, and tutorial materials, provide communication within the class, and to generate and give assessment and feedback.

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Teaching with Canvas

Teaching with Canvas

Canvas App Integrations

Canvas App Integrations






Quizzes are a way for instructors and TAs to assess student learning. They can also be used for remote exams and testing.

Video Overview Add Extra Time to a Canvas Quiz Create a Digital Copy of a Canvas Quiz Using Respondus 4.0 Campus Wide

Click here to access the video transcript.



Assignments are another way to assess and evaluate student learning. Assignment submissions can take a variety of formats, including online submission (such as PDF or doc files), URL, media, or external tools. Instructors and TAs can form student groups for group work projects as well.

Marking for assignments can be done using the integrated Canvas tool SpeedGrader. For more information on using the Gradebook, see the information in the section below.


Click here to access the Assignments Overview transcript.

Click here to access the Speedgrader Overview transcript.

Click here to access the Create Assignment Groups transcript.



Students see their final grades in MyCampus. This section also has information about Gradebook where students can see their individual marks for various assignments, quizzes, and other assessments in Canvas. 

GRADEBOOK OVERVIEW  SPEEDGRADER OVERVIEW  Manually Entering Final Grades  Grade Upload Process in MyCampus  Final Grades Through Canvas  Updating the Course Grading Scheme

Click here to access the Gradebook Overview transcript.

Click here to access the Speedgrader Overview transcript.


Course Storage

At Ontario Tech, course sizes are limited to 1GB each. If you are uploading many slide decks, videos, and other multimedia files, you might need to reduce the sizes of the files in order to make them available for students.

Kaltura is a media sharing and storage service that is integrated into Canvas. Uploading course videos to Kaltura is an easy way to reduce course size, as well as making videos available for sharing within and outside the course.

Understanding Canvas Course Storage   How to reduce the size of PDF files   Reducing the size of Word files  Compressing PowerPoint slides  Compressing Audio files  How to Upload an Existing Video into Kaltura  Porting Video Content from Blackboard to Kaltura