The New Google Sites

Howard ErreyHow to, Resources, School of Art, Strategic alignment, Student as producer, Uncategorized6 Comments

The new Google sites is available both on RMIT and private accounts. They are not replacing the classic sites – see the section on Migration below. There are a number of new features of this long overdue refresh providing a new ease and speed in creating content that also removes several complications. Due to the ease and speed with which … Read More

Create and Load Groups into Blackboard

Cathy LeahyHow to, Resources, School of Art, School of Media and Communication, School of Property, Construction and Project Management, Strategic alignment0 Comments

Making Groups

Do you have separate cohorts of students in your course or program that require separate communication, management or access needs? Student groups such as: If so, you can use groups to:   In this guide we will show you how to create and load groups into Blackboard using an Excel file ‘BB Group Maker‘ and a student list exported from … Read More

The hackathon: Commons to Wikidata to Open Street Maps

Leigh BlackallContent development, Featured, Global, Open education resources, Professional development, Research and innovation, Resources, School of Art, Solution development, Student as producer, Systems, TLConf20162 Comments

From left: Leigh Blackall, Alex Lum, Cathy Leahy, Zainaindira Nehme and Jane McGlashan

We held a hackathon at the Learning and Teaching Conference this year, here’s what we made: A map of public art within 500m of the RMIT Campus After photographing instances of public art around the RMIT Melbourne City campus, uploading them to Wikimedia Commons and creating entries for each instance of public art on Wikidata, we then used Query to … Read More

Plotting project logs in a timeline

Leigh BlackallArt thinking, Current issues, Project partners, Research and innovation, School of Art, School of Media and Communication, Strategic alignment, Systems0 Comments

Screengrab of a Timeline JS example

Bridget Keane in Architecture first introduced me to JS Timeline in 2015. Bridget uses it with her students to log and visualise progress on projects in a timeline view. We at Digital Learning DSC have been trialing a wide range of project logging and management methods, including a physical standup wall, a digital wall on Trello, Google Drive folders and … Read More

Artistic thinking

Leigh BlackallArt thinking, Current issues, Project partners, School of Art0 Comments

A few months ago I attended a new media arts forum at RMIT. This triggered me to explore art thinking as a framework for educational development. Last week I flew up to Brisbane to meet the Ars Electronica people who are partnering with Queensland University of Technology on a range of projects. I met Gerfried Stocker, the Artistic Director to … Read More

How did Andy Mabbett’s presentation on Wikidata go?

Leigh BlackallOther, Project types, School of Architecture and Design, School of Art, Solution development1 Comment

Screen grab of the Wikidata website

Andy Mabbett gave a presentation on Wikidata last week. 26 people attended, representing a range of organisations and interest areas. Wikimedia Australia sponsored the event with $200 toward catering. Given Andy’s current interest in Public Art, we have been trying to raise the interest of staff at the Public Art program, as well as in Architecture – given their 2015 project to engage Wikipedia and author pages about … Read More