How to: Make your PowerPoints engaging and interactive with Office Mix

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Office Mix is a free Windows plugin for PowerPoint (Office 2013 and later) that lets you easily add narration, a talking head, annotations, screen recordings and more. It also allows you to add interactivity in the form quizzes and polls. It can then be saved as a regular video file or as an interactive presentation, with flexible online hosting  and … Read More

How to: Using Canvas Commons

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Commons is a learning object repository.  You can think of Commons as a digital library that allows Canvas users to find, import and share learning resources with other users around the world. The resources available in Commons are: courses, modules, assignments, quizzes, discussions, pages, documents, videos, audio and images. Yes! When clicking on Commons you will be taken to the … Read More

How to: Get Started with Canvas – 5 First Steps

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Canvas is a cloud-based Learning Management System (LMS). Developed by the US-based company Instructure in 2008, it is now used by more than 2000 schools and institutions. Preview student submissions and provide feedback in the same frame Incorporate multiple content and activity types into a single simple learning pathway Integrate external tools for use within the Canvas space Students can create and … 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

Symposium On Stylus Enabled And Cloud Technology

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If you are interesting in learning more about using pen-enabled devices and cloud technologies to drive student engagement and improve learning outcome, signup and join RMIT University and Microsoft Australia for the symposium on “Stylus enabled cloud-based learning and teaching in STEM”. The symposium will cover: Research into technology’s impact on teaching and learning Best practices from other Tertiary Educators … Read More

Updates to Turnitin Resources

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You would remember my post “Introducing Turnitin Feedback” from the 1st of March about the new Turnitin Interface.  In the past few days, I have been updating some of our existing Turnitin resources, providing new instructions and videos on how to use Turnitin Feedback Studio.   When visiting those resources, you will notice that links to instructions and resources for Turnitin … Read More

Students as Co-Elaborators

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I was lucky, thanks to Arthur Shelley to be able to attend some of the Melbourne Creative conference this week. A number of  leading Knowledge Management experts including from NASA and Cirque du Soleil presented. A highlight for me however was Jean-Charles Calliez. Jean Charles is a lecturer in genetics in the 3rd year degree at the Catholic University of … Read More

21 ways to use video in your teaching

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We have a page for over all Video Teaching that gives a snapshot of other pages and blog posts that have the category “How to” with a corresponding tag relevant to video, such as “Youtube“, “Hangouts” or “Video“. Here are 21 articles from that archive that you might find useful if you’re thinking to use video in your teaching, or if … Read More