Canvas is an optional tool that instructors can use to share files with their students. You can log in to Canvas at canvas.ubc.ca
The first thing you will want to do in Canvas is make your course available to students. To do this you will go in to your course and click on the Publish tab in the top right corner of the screen.
Sharing Files With Students
The other popular use for Canvas is sharing files with your students. The easiest way to do this is to create a Module and then add files to the module.
You can share all types of files and they will appear in the Canvas window once clicked so you do not have to worry about a student having the correct program to open the file. For example, a powerpoint presentation will open in Canvas and be available for download if the student wants.
For a full list of all that Canvas has to offer you may look at the Canvas Instructor Guides.
Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT)
A range of resources including upcoming training sessions and key contact information can be found online at https://events.ctlt.ubc.ca/event-category/canvas-training/