Do you like to learn things on your own, on your own time? Or perhaps you want to ask for help, but no one is available?
Learn valuable strategies and information by exploring the free resources available to you. Whether you are looking to improve your skills, reach new goals, or try something different, our online resources can provide strategies and tips to help you grow.
Online Learning on Canvas
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Studying & Learning Resources
General resources for studying and learning to get you on the right path.
Self-guided, low-stakes, and completely free, the SLH Online Learning Resources on Canvas is designed to provide you with free resources and materials to help you be successful in your online courses. Learn at your own pace by exploring a variety of topics, including:
- Getting Start with Online Learning
- Learning Technology at UBC Okanagan
- Time Management and Planning
- Communicating Online
- Study Skills for Tests and Exams
- Self Care While Learning Online
- Campus Services at UBC Okanagan
- Academic Integrity … and more!
- University of Victoria English Language Centre Study Zone: Provides explanations and practice exercises for a variety of grammar points organized by level.
- Purdue OWL Grammar Exercises: A collection of common grammar points used in academic writing and exercises organized by themes (e.g. punctuation, sentence structure, and tense consistency).
- INTERACTIVE, Online Exercises: Exercises to help improve sentence structure (e.g. fragments, run-on sentences, and subject-verb agreement).
- Using English for Academic Purposes (UEFAP): Academic Vocabulary and Exercises: Exercises with vocabulary from the academic word list used in context.
- British Council Word Family Framework: Use this website to find out the different word forms (e.g. publication, publicize, public, publically).
- BBC: Learning English: Improve your knowledge of English through news stories. This site provides a good mix of everyday English and grammar review.
- Quizlet: Create and print vocabulary flashcards with pictures.
- Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL): The essential online resource for all questions regarding academic writing, including essay formats, academic writing style for different disciplines, grammar, and citation styles.
- Academic Phrasebank (University of Manchester): A collection of useful academic expressions organized by function that you can use to help write research reports and essays (e.g. comparing, describing statistics, and explaining causality).
- Using English for Academic Purposes (UEFAP) Writing Genres: An overview of the most common elements and writing genres found in academic writing. The overviews and exercises can help you organize your essay and reports.
- Breaking News English: Vocabulary exercises based on current business news articles
- Business English Pod: A range of audio/video business vocabulary lessons
- Professional Word Web: Frequently used vocabulary of Business and Economics
- Breaking News English: Vocabulary exercises based on current health news articles
- Englishclub.com: English for nurses and medical professionals
- Eslflow.com: Resources and links to sites that cover body/health vocabulary, communication, and doctor/patient dialogue
- YouTube: Medical Terms: Covers medical terms based on prefixes, roots, and suffixes
- Voice of America Health WordBook: Glossary of basic health terms that are defined, optionally read aloud, and illustrated
- Mathwords: Defines, illustrates, and exemplifies terms and formulas from beginning algebra to calculus
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- Academic Integrity Pressbook (Kwantlen Polytechnic University Library): Modules about academic integrity, plagiarism, citation & writing skills, APA, MLA, and Chicago
- Understand Academic Integrity (Chapman Learning Commons): Resource guide and videos on academic integrity at UBC
- Avoiding Plagiarism (Purdue OWL): Overview of strategies for avoiding accidental plagiarism
- See the “Referencing” tab for help with managing sources
When you use the words or ideas of others in a paper or presentation, you must remember to reference your sources.
Learn more about citations
- How to Cite Sources (Chapman Learning Commons): Who, what, when, where, and whys of citing sources and avoiding accidental plagiarism
- UBC Library How to Cite Research Guide: Overview of how to identify the basic elements of a citation for common sources
- UBCO Library Citation Style Guides: Very detailed, UBCO-specific overview of formatting citations and adhering to a reference style
Get help from the library
- General Questions: Email your question to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject Librarians: Get subject specific help with citations and research
- AskAway: Librarians provide instant response to your citation and research questions through live text chat
Managing your sources
- RefWorks: Citation management tool to download, store, and share references, and format bibliographies in seconds. Free to UBC students and alumni
- Citation Management Tools: List of other tools available to manage references
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