Canvas templates: jump start your course build

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All of the Schools now have Canvas templates, developed to support the transition to the new learning management system. As part of the migration process, the Project Rewire Canvas Champions will apply a template to every course they work on. However, you can edit these or choose to apply another if you prefer another format. The templates were designed to help … Read More

How to: Transfer content from Blackboard to Canvas – what we know so far

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Any one Blackboard or Canvas site may include many different types of content. Some content types can be imported directly from Blackboard to Canvas via export/import with no functional change. Other content types require some management and modification, and still others are not recognised or handled in the same way in Canvas as they are in Blackboard, and need to be … Read More

Designing an advanced online learning environment for higher education

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Ice spiral

We’ve been thinking a lot about learning environments in higher education, and have started to develop a set of design principles

How to: Create videos using Hangouts on Air

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create video using Google Hangouts on Air

You can use Google Hangouts on Air to create a video which you can then edit, manage and release on YouTube. The following document will step you through the process of creating a video using Google Hangouts on Air. You can follow the links in the document, and note that related how-to’s are listed below should you want to learn … Read More

How to: Use Google Hangouts and Hangouts on Air

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use google hangouts

What are Google Hangouts? Google Hangouts is a video, chat and broadcast platform that you can use for multiple purposes, including: The following document will step you through the process of using Google Hangouts and Hangouts on Air. You can follow the links in the document, and note that related how-to’s are listed below should you want to learn more. … Read More

How to: Invite staff and students to join a community in G+

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invite people to join a google community

You can use a Google Community as a communal space where you can share ideas and have ongoing conversations with students and staff involved in your course. The following document will step you through the process of inviting them to join your Google Community. You can follow the links in the document, and note that related how-to’s are listed below … Read More

How to: Join a community in G+

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join a G+ community

A Google Community is a communal space where you can share ideas and have ongoing conversations with other people in your course, or with people around other shared interests. The following document will step you through the process of joining a Google Community. You can follow the links in the document, and note that related how-to’s are listed below should … Read More

How to: Set up a community in G+

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set up google community

What is a Google Community? A Google Community is a communal space where you can set up ongoing conversations around particular interest topics. You may want to create one for your course participants to share ideas, thoughts and artefacts. The following document will step you through the process of setting up a Google Community. You can follow the links in … Read More

How to: Opt in to Google Apps at RMIT

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Optin to Google Apps

Google Apps are a suite of cloud-based Google productivity and collaboration tools that can be used to enhance the learning and teaching experience. They include tools like Gmail, Drive, Slides, as well as the social networking tools of Google+. At RMIT, all staff and students automatically get access to the Gmail and Drive with their RMIT accounts. However, to gain … Read More

Closed Captioning videos on Youtube

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Closed captioning

Video and audio resources are a valuable way to supplement course materials, and over the past year our team has posted on this blog about how to create these types of resources and use Youtube to manage them. (Just click the Youtube or video tags below this post to see those posts.) When creating a video it is also important to provide … Read More