Courses

Information for Online Courses

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 us 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 us 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 (see students.ubc.ca/enrolment/registration/course-change-dates).

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

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.

Course Listings

To view courses in upcoming sessions, please check the UBC Course Schedule.

Summer 2022: Undergraduate Special Topics

ECED 480G Special Course in Early Childhood Education: Supporting Mental Health and Wellness in Early Childhood Education

  • 3 credits
  • Online; Synchronous/Asynchronous
  • July 4 – July 8
  • Synchronous times TBD
  • Note: This course will also be taught as ECED 565A for graduate students

This course explores contemporary factors for supporting the mental health and wellness of young children and discusses the relationship between mental health and wellness and early childhood education for positive social-emotional development and quality of experience. There will be a special focus on family-centred approaches to mental health and wellness and support for children with neurodevelopmental differences.


Summer 2022: Graduate Special Topics

ECED 565B Special Course in Early Childhood Education: Creating Sense of Belonging for Indigenous Learners within Early Childhood Education

  • 3 credits
  • Online; Synchronous (changed from in person)
  • May 16 – June 22
  • T-Th 1:00-4:00pm

For Indigenous learners to have success and mastery in an academic setting local culture and traditions need to be included to create cultural safety and sense of belonging. There needs to be strong knowledge of the local traditional territory where the school or learning centre is located with active relationships with the local Indigenous people
that are founded on respect of culture, traditions and history. Reflecting on Indigenous history and the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action this course will empower teachers, educators, and knowledge keepers on ways to develop culturally safe spaces in the classroom that encourages all learners to have a sense of belonging. As well as, creating a framework for developing culturally sensitive dialogue with Indigenous students, parents, caregivers, Elders, and community resource supports that is strength based and focused on the learner’s aspirations.


ECED 565D Special Course in Early Childhood Education: Transnational and International Perspectives in Early Childhood

  • 3 credits
  • Online; Synchronous/Asynchronous
  • July 4 – August 11
  • Synchronous times TBD

This course will tie together current theories and practices in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) through analytical lenses of transnationalism and multiculturalism. Anchored in ideas from relevant scholarly literature and local practices in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia and other regions of the world, the discussions will focus on sociocultural diversity and transcultural practices in ECEC. In this context, this course will aid students in investigating and understanding learner identities, social structures, and social (in)equities and (in)equalities in a highly multilingual and multicultural region in Canada. The students will further inquire into how some of the critical perspectives on such aspects of people and society may inform the local ECEC practices at both the provincial policy and grassroots levels.


ECED 565A Special Course in Early Childhood Education: Supporting Mental Health and Wellness in Early Childhood Education

  • 3 credits
  • Online; Synchronous/Asynchronous
  • July 4 – July 8
  • Synchronous times TBD
  • Note: there are limited seats for graduate students. This course will also be taught as ECED 480 for undergraduate students

This course explores contemporary factors for supporting the mental health and wellness of young children and discusses the relationship between mental health and wellness and early childhood education for positive social-emotional development and quality of experience. There will be a special focus on family-centred approaches to mental health and wellness and support for children with neurodevelopmental differences.