Please consult the 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association for additional examples not listed on this page.
When citing class notes and lectures for a course paper, refer the reader to the learning management system login or course website home page (APA, 2020, p. 347).
If the paper is to be published more widely, and the audience will not be able to access the site where the original sources are hosted, cite the materials as personal communications (APA, 2020, pp. 260-261).
If citing a published article that has been posted to Canvas, cite it as an article, not as a course resource. Do not include a link; readers will have enough information from your citation to find the article in a database (APA, 2020, pp. 296-297).
Include the instructor name, month and day, and title of lecture, with the format in square brackets (e.g. [PowerPoint slides], [Word document], [PDF file]).
If the lecture doesn't have a title, create a descriptive title, and put it in square brackets (e.g. [Lecture notes on...]).
Use the name of the learning management system and the URL to the login page.
Davis, J. (2019, October 10). Inventory management systems [PowerPoint slides]. Canvas. https://canvas.ubc.ca/
Parenthetical in-text citation: (Davis, 2019)
Narrative in-text citation: Davis (2019)
(APA, 2020, p. 347)
For custom course packs:
Refer to the APA Style website for guidance and examples: Classroom Course Pack Material References