Technical Support & Tools

The Centre for Teaching and Learning develops resources in collaboration with units across the university to meet the various teaching and learning needs of the UBC Okanagan community.

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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.



Kaltura is a media platform for instructors and students to create, store and share multimedia content directly in Canvas, without using your course disk space limits.


Zoom is a ​video/audio web-conferencing and collaboration tool that lets you meet with others in real time.


Camtasia: video capturing and editing

Canvas: UBC’s primary learning platform

CLAS: peer annotations of multimedia

iClicker Cloud: polling in the classroom

iPeer: peer review of the intra-group collaboration process

Kaltura: video capture, storage, and streaming in Canvas

Microsoft OneDrive: a secure file hosting service for securely sharing and collaborating on documents

Microsoft Teams: group chat, web-conferencing, and document collaboration

peerScholar: peer review of individual, group or case study assignments

PeerWise: peer review of study questions

Piazza: a discussion board tool

Respondus Lockdown Browser: a custom browser that locks down the testing environment

Respondus Quiz: creating and managing exams or quizzes

Remark (Optical Mark Recognition): scanning and marking multiple choice bubble sheet exams (in person classes)

Snagit: capturing simple multimedia

Qualtrics: distributing surveys and analyzing responses

Turnitin: checking assignments for plagiarism

Zoom: video/audio web-conferencing and collaboration

Learning Technology Hub

The Learning Technology Hub (also known as the LT Hub) is a central resource (based in Vancouver) where faculty and staff can explore the learning technology tools available to them at UBC.