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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 for Students

Canvas is the Learning Management System (LMS) used at Ontario Tech University. You can log into Canvas at using your student ID and network password as the login credentials. You can also download the Canvas Student App, which you can install on an android device or an iOS device.

In this video, you will learn about navigating through Canvas and managing your dashboard and sidebar. (Last updated 2019-05-09). Access a transcript of this video by clicking the following link: Canvas Overview Transcript.

In this video, you will learn how to use the Canvas Student app. (Last updated 2019-08-29). Access a transcript of this video by clicking the following link: Canvas Student App Transcript.

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Canvas Features and Tools

  • Calendar

    In this video you will learn how to use the Calendar to keep track of important events and assignments. (Last updated 2019-06-13).

  • Assignments

    In this video, you will get an overview of Assignments in Canvas. (Last updated 2021-06-06).

  • Quizzes

    In this video you will learn how to access and take quizzes, and view your quiz results. (Last updated 2019-06-12).

  • Discussions

    In this video, you will learn how to view, reply to, and edit discussion posts. (Last updated 2021-07-29).

  • Groups

    In this video you will learn about groups in Canvas. (Last updated 2019-06-13).

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