Weather for Sailing, Flying & Snow Sports
"Canvas" Learning Management System (LMS)
Canvas is the online "Learning Management System" (LMS) used at UBC. We use it in our course.
Via Canvas you can access the Module pages, Quizzes and other
Assignments, Announcements, Canvas emails (called Inbox) and view your Grades.
Initial Access to Canvas
To log into Canvas, use the following link: https://canvas.ubc.ca
. When you use this link, it will initially take you to a Login
page where you enter your Campus-wide Login (CWL) username and
password. If your credentials are valid, then access is returned
to the "canvas.ubc.ca" website, which you should then bookmark in your
browser. On your Canvas dashboard, you should see a badge for
ATSC 113 ... . Click on that badge to access the course materials
You might not see ATSC 113 in your Dashboard yet if you registered late
for this course. It should appear in a day or two - - UBC uploads
the revised classlists to Canvas every day. If it doesn't appear,
then in the left navigation bar in Canvas, click on "Courses", and then
select "All Courses". If ATSC 113 appears in that list, then
click on the "star" symbol to make it appear in your Canvas
dashboard. If it still does not appear after a day or two, you
can get learning technology (LT) support from their helpdesk . https://it.ubc.ca/got-question-about-it-products-and-support#helpdesk
For Technical Issues with Canvas
If you have technical Problems with Canvas, you can contact the UBC
Online Helpdesk by accessing the following website and then clicking on
the "Open A Ticket" button. This opens an online form where you
can describe details of the technical problem: http://ctlt-bl-resources.ctlt.ubc.ca/contact-form/
Some of the technical problems they can help with are:
- Trouble accessing your online course
- Trouble with online exam
- Trouble submitting you online assignment (for example, quizzes)
- Trouble viewing photos and other media on the course website
- Other technical questions.
CTLT = Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology.
DE = Distance Education, which is the old name for Online Courses.
There is also other useful info at
Finally, if you suspect that the technical issue is campus-wide, then contact the UBC IT Service Centre via their online form https://web.it.ubc.ca/forms/isf/
Note that the CTLT and the IT help desks are only for TECHNICAL ISSUES.
questions are about the content material (meteorology or case-study
modules), please use the Discussion
Board in Canvas for our course, or send a Canvas "Inbox" query to the
appropraite TA (see the Instructor web page for a list of TAs and the types of questions they can answer).
UBC ATSC 113 Weather for
Sailing, Flying & Snow Sports
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Last modification: Jul 2019