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Learner Support Resources

The Teaching and Learning Centre has a curated collection of student-focused resources, created by students in the Open Education Lab. More resources are being created throughout the year, so stay tuned for updates!

First Year Student Success Handbook 

The first year student success handbook curates helpful resource links from all faculties and departments at Ontario Tech to assit first year and/or new incoming students find clubs, societies or resources that ensure personal and academic success. 

Download the First Year Success Handbook as a PDF. If you require this material in an alternative format, contact the TLC at

First Year Resource Repository

The First Year Resource Repository is a curated collection of open educational resources, suitable for use in core first year courses across all faculties.

Note: The repository is current to the 2022 - 2023 academic year. Updates are in progress!

Tangerine Tech Guides

The Tangerine Tech Guides are a series of tech tool overviews designed by students, for students, from the student perspective. If you have difficulty accessing any of the Tangerine Tech Guides, contact the TLC at


This resource provides students with support on basics of Canvas, including navigation, sending messages, and checking grades. 

Google Workspace

This resource contains an overview for different features of Google Workspace (such as Google Calendar, Docs, etc.) that are available to students.


Follow this step-by-step walkthrough to create, edit, and publish a book using Pressbooks. 


Create, edit, and embed different H5P interactives within Pressbooks or Canvas.