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Laptop Program 2017 Canvas Course Published!
Posted by Andrew McAllister on 07 July 2017 05:06 PM

We're happy to announce our Laptop Program 2017 Canvas Course has been published, and we've got lots of new content for you to browse and learn about technology at OCAD U.

Surface BookLearn about: 

and more!

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Laptop Program: Microsoft Surface Support for 2017-18
Posted by Andrew McAllister on 23 June 2017 10:14 AM

If you already have a Microsoft Surface Pro, and are wondering if it's recommended or supported, read on.

Based on demand from students, we're currently evaluating and expecting to support the Surface Book, Surface Pro and Surface Laptop (for some programs) for 2017-18.

  • If you already have a Surface device, do not purchase another laptop.
  • If you are considering the Surface, please wait for our recommendations on models.
    More than likely we will be recommending the Core i7 versions, and the Book over the Pro for certain programs.

Surface Pro Surface Book

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OCAD U 365 Email Migration - Saturday February 18, 2017!
Posted by Alea Drain on 17 February 2017 03:30 PM

 365 poster

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Details on Tuesday's Canvas Service Disruption
Posted by Andrew McAllister on 21 December 2016 08:47 AM

After the Canvas upgrade on Tuesday, it became clear that data submitted to Canvas between 9:40pm Sunday night and 9:30am Tuesday morning was missing. After attempting to merge this missing data with data submitted Tuesday afternoon, it became clear that this was not a viable option. IT Services chose to restore Canvas data from our last backup on 9:00am Tuesday, December 20. Canvas was back online as of 12:40am Wednesday morning.

As a result, data submitted between noon and 8:00pm on Tuesday was not restored to Canvas.* We have the data, and will be working directly with faculty who put data into the system to help them the best we can.

* If a faculty member submitted final grades to their faculty office then the data is stored and safe. They can click the "Submit Grades" link in their course to check; that page will indicate if final grades have been submitted. 

We understand that this is a busy time of the year. We apologize for the inconvenience and will work with faculty and students to address any lingering issues. You can report a problem by emailing or Submitting a Ticket on



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