Learning Services

Fully supported technologies

  • Powerful, yet easy-to-use, Camtasia helps you create professional videos without having to be a video pro. Easily record your on-screen activity or import HD camera video, customize and edit content, and share your videos with viewers on nearly any device. To download and obtain a UBC Licence, see

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  • Canvas is UBC’s primary learning platform for delivering online course content.​ In Canvas, you can share materials (text or multimedia), enable student collaboration and discussion, manage assignments and quizzes, and assign grades. Canvas can also be used with many other UBC learning technologies.

  • CLAS (Collaborative Learning Annotation System) is a specialized online media player for recording, sharing, annotating, and commenting on videos. Annotations and comments for the videos are timeline-based, so students and instructors can leave feedback exactly where it applies. For detailed overview see

  • New application for peer feedback. ComPAIR was conceived as a way of using the Adaptive Comparative Judgement (ACJ) method as part of student assignments. This method is based on the law of comparative judgement (L.L. Thurstone, 1927), which holds that people are far more reliable when comparing one thing with another than when making absolute judgements without any comparison.


  • iClicker Cloud is an online student response system that allows you to collect and grade responses to in-class questions that students answer individually using their own computer or mobile device.

  • iPeer allows teams to evaluate each other based on a rubric or instructor specified evaluation criteria. It also allows you to to review and release student comments, build progress report forms online, and analyze evaluation results. iPeer features a built-in user management system integrated into Canvas with single-sign-on, data import/export, and an easy-to-use installer.

  • Kaltura allows you to store, embed, and stream your videos online. Kaltura is a service offered from within UBC Canvas and accessed via My Media links in Canvas.

  • OnTask is a system that assesses student participation and delivers student feedback regarding it (see for more information).

  • Panopto is an all-in-one video platform that brings video recording, webcasting, video content management, search, editing and more to any laptop or iOS device. Panopto can be used to simultaneously record multiple student presentations of both live video of the student presenter along with their full-screen slideshow in a separate window. The recordings are available online, allowing instructors and students to review the presentations quickly and easily.

  • Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment (Quizzes tool) within the Canvas learning management system.

    For more information see the LT Hub info page.

  • Respondus is great for creating questions for assessments and quizzes, then uploading them into Canvas. It can also be used to upload a batch of questions into multiple sections.

  • Turnitin is a suite of tools for improving student writing that includes ways of checking the originality of the writing to prevent plagiarism and providing detailed instructor and peer feedback for each student. Turnitin has a suite of internal tools that includes: OriginalityCheck, PeerMark, GradeMark.

  • Blogs are a great tool to maintain a web presence and can also be used as Course Blogs integrated with the Canvas LMS. You can create your own blog at

    See UBC Blogs Instructor Guide

  • Zoom is an easy-to-use video conferencing platform that offers a wide range of features. It is a centrally managed service at UBC. To request an account or if you run into any issues related to Zoom, please email

    For more information on Zoom please see Zoom Video Conferencing (UBC IT).

    For tips on delivering real-time lectures in Zoom go to

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