Online Courses

The Faculty of Education is proud to support a large number of online courses to service a wide variety of populations: See our How to Apply & Register page for more detailed information on admissions procedures.

Canvas Online Learning Platform

Canvas is UBC’s primary learning management system for delivering online course content. Learn more about Canvas with these Canvas tips from the ETS office.

Best Practices

  • Before the start of term, log into Canvas (canvas.ubc.ca), view your course and read information provided by the instructor. If you do not see the course in Canvas, please contact the PDCE Office at online.educ@ubc.ca.
  • Check that UBC addresses are on your e-mail “safe” list (i.e. not going into ‘Spam’ or ‘Trash’) as UBC is not responsible for re-sending returned message or for the consequences of a message not received.
  • Once term starts, routinely check your email or Canvas for communication from your instructor. Most instructors will reach out to students a few days before the term starts or on the day of. In the exceptional event that you have not received any communication from your instructor after the first few days of the term, please contact PDCE at online.educ@ubc.ca.

Withdrawal

Students are responsible for managing their registration. Each term, students can add, drop or change courses on the Student Service Centre (SSC) Portal in accordance with UBC’s withdrawal deadlines. Please note, non-participation in Canvas and/or deleting your name from the Canvas course site does not constitute withdrawal from a course. Official withdrawal must be done via SSC.

Resources/Supplies

UBC Course Links

See the UBC Academic Calendar for course descriptions, or the UBC Course Schedule for the next offering of courses.

Contact/Support

Email online.educ@ubc.ca Tel 604.822.2013 | N.A. toll-free 1.888.492.1122

Subject Areas

To find available course sections click the course code to open the UBC Calendar. Online courses are not available every term and there may be on-campus sections in the calendar, so check the course details to ensure you register in the right section.

COURSES


ADHE Course Waitlists

Due to the demand for our courses we have a waitlist for classes that are full. Please sign up for the waitlist section of the course.
Please be aware of the following provisions impacting ADHE waitlists:
  1. Registration for a course is blocked once all sections of that course in that term are full. Once blocked, students will be prevented from registering and should register for the corresponding waitlist section (please note, there is one wait list section per course as opposed to one per section).
  2. Waitlists work on a priority basis; if seats become available, priority will be given to students registered in the following programs: 1st – EDST MA/MEd, all DEDU/Certificate, Arts Minor in Community, Adult & Higher Education, 2nd – Unclassified, Visiting, 3rd - BEd, BSc Kinesiology (3rd and 4th year), 4th – 3rd and 4th year from any faculty/program, 5th – 2nd and 1st year from any faculty/program. Any additional remaining seats will be assigned to students by order in which they registered.
  3. Students will be moved into the course from the waitlist as seats become available. Please note, students will be moved into the first available section without consideration for instructor preferences, etc.
  4. Students are responsible for checking the SSC to confirm/validate registration. If a student has been moved to a course from a waitlist and no longer wishes to be in the course they are responsible for removing themselves from the appropriate section in advance of any withdrawal deadlines.
  5. Waitlists will be monitored on a routine basis. If you see a space available in a blocked course this means that students have not yet been moved that day or that someone has dropped the course after students were moved that day. In the latter case, the seat(s) will be assigned on the next possible day.
  6. In most cases, waitlists will continue to be active and monitored only for the first part of the term. In the case of the Winter terms, they will be active and monitored until the end of the first Friday of the term. In the case of Summer terms, they will be active and monitored until the end of the second day of the term.
If you have questions, please contact online.educ@ubc.ca.

COURSES


ECED Course Waitlists

Due to the demand for our courses we have a waitlist for classes that are full. Please sign up for the waitlist section of the course.
Please be aware of the following provisions impacting ECED waitlists:
  1. Registration for a course is blocked once all sections of that course in that term are full. Once blocked, students will be prevented from registering and should register for the corresponding waitlist section (please note, there is one wait list section per course as opposed to one per section).
  2. Waitlists work on a priority basis; if seats become available, priority will be given to students registered in the following programs: 1st – ECED MA/MEd (subject to seat availability for graduate students in a given section), all DEDU/Certificate, Arts Minor in in Education – Early Childhood Education, 2nd – Unclassified, Visiting, 3rd - BEd, BSc Kinesiology (3rd and 4th year), 4th – 3rd and 4th year from any faculty/program, 5th – 2nd and 1st year from any faculty/program. Any additional remaining seats will be assigned to students by order in which they registered.
  3. Students will be moved into the course from the waitlist as seats become available. Please note, students will be moved into the first available section without consideration for instructor preferences, etc.
  4. Students are responsible for checking the SSC to confirm/validate registration. If a student has been moved to a course from a waitlist and no longer wishes to be in the course they are responsible for removing themselves from the appropriate section in advance of any withdrawal deadlines.
  5. Waitlists will be monitored on a routine basis. If you see a space available in a blocked course this means that students have not yet been moved that day or that someone has dropped the course after students were moved that day. In the latter case, the seat(s) will be assigned on the next possible day.
  6. In most cases, waitlists will continue to be active and monitored only for the first part of the term. In the case of the Winter terms, they will be active and monitored until the end of the first Friday of the term. In the case of Summer terms, they will be active and monitored until the end of the second day of the term.
If you have questions, please contact online.educ@ubc.ca.

COURSES


LIBE Course Waitlists

Due to the demand for our courses we have a waitlist for classes that are full. Please sign up for the waitlist section of the course.
For wait-listed students please note the following:
  1. Please be aware that registration is blocked once courses are full, which prevents everyone from registering. If your registration is blocked, please check to see if the course is full, and then sign up for the waitlist section of the course.
  2. The waitlist works on a priority basis; if seats become available they are given to students who are registered in the following programs: (a) DEDU LIBE, (b) DEDU LLED, and (c) EDUC Certificate LIBE. This is followed by students outside of these programs by registration date.
  3. Students will be moved into the class automatically as seats become available. Please check the SSC to confirm your registration.
  4. We will be moving in students off the waitlist and into the course once per day. If you see a space available in the course that means we have either not moved in students today, or that someone has dropped the course after we have moved in students and that seat will not be assigned until the next day.
  5. In most cases waitlists will continue to be active and will be monitored up to the last day to withdraw without a W standing for the term.
  6. If you have any further questions please contact pdce.educ@ubc.ca.

COURSES


LLED Course Waitlists

Due to the demand for our courses we have a waitlist for classes that are full. Please sign up for the waitlist section of the course.
For wait-listed students please note the following:
  1. Please be aware that registration is blocked once courses are full, which prevents everyone from registering. If your registration is blocked, please check to see if the course is full, and then sign up for the waitlist section of the course.
  2. The waitlist works on a priority basis; if seats become available they are given to students who are registered in the following programs: (a) DEDU LIBE, (b) DEDU LLED, and (c) EDUC Certificate LIBE. This is followed by students outside of these programs by registration date.
  3. Students will be moved into the class automatically as seats become available. Please check the SSC to confirm your registration.
  4. We will be moving in students off the waitlist and into the course once per day. If you see a space available in the course that means we have either not moved in students today, or that someone has dropped the course after we have moved in students and that seat will not be assigned until the next day.
  5. In most cases waitlists will continue to be active and will be monitored up to the last day to withdraw without a W standing for the term.
  6. If you have any further questions please contact pdce.educ@ubc.ca.