Collaboration and Canvas – Twitter hashtags

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Continuing with the series, Collaboration and Canvas, here we’re looking at Twitter hashtags. To display a hashtag Twitter stream in Canvas, you’ll need to install the Twitter application into your Canvas course so that it is available in the content editing toolbar. Once that’s installed, you can add the Twitter stream to any content area: a page, an announcement, an … Read More

Collaboration and Canvas (Editing Wikipedia in Canvas)

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In this episode of the Canvas Collaboration series, we’re looking at a simple activity that asks students to edit a Wikipedia article as a collaborative exercise, and bringing that activity inside Canvas. To quote the Wikipedia in Education program: “…Perhaps you want to be on the cutting edge of using technology in the classroom, or maybe you’re interested in improving … Read More

How to: Create a Discussion in Canvas

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Discussions are online forums that allow members of the course to communicate with each other asynchronously. They can be set up as a whole class or a group forum, and they can be graded or ungraded. They’re commonly used for general course questions and answers, as well as conversations around course content. Follow the steps below to set up a … Read More

How to: Import content into your Canvas course

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The Canvas course import tool allows you to import content into your course from a variety of sources. This includes importing content (in part or in whole) directly from another RMIT Canvas course, or a Canvas course export package and/or export packages from other Learning Management Systems (LMS)s. This will probably be most useful for copying content from one course … Read More

How to: use Conferences in Canvas

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Conferences is the tool that allows teachers to conduct real-time virtual lectures with all students in a course.  Users can broadcast real-time audio and video, demonstrate applications, share presentation slides and online resources.  Canvas uses BigBlueButton which is a web conferencing system designed for online learning. To start a conference in Canvas follow the steps below: To start a conference: Some of … Read More

How to: use Collaborations in Canvas

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Collaborations allows students to work collaboratively on tasks by integrating web-based tools, such as Google Documents, Spreadsheet and Presentations into Canvas.  Currently, as an instructor at RMIT you can start a new collaboration using the Google LTI and Google Docs. Please note that if you require students to collaborate on Google Documents only, you will need to start a collaboration … 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