How to: Apply adaptive release on modules

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This blog assumes that you already know what modules are, and how you can set them up in Canvas.  If you are not sure, we recommend you to read our blog on How to: Create and Manage Modules in Canvas first and then return to these instructions. When working with Modules, Canvas allows instructors to release course content based on prerequisites and … Read More

Improving Youtube recommendations

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When we create a new Youtube channel, the first thing we notice is that the recommended videos at the Youtube home are far from useful or remotely topical. This is because Youtube doesn’t yet know what our channel is about or what we’re interested in. We can quickly improve what’s there by taking a few minutes to delete the recommendations … Read More

Embed Google Docs and manage with Drive

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Continuing the series on embedding content in Canvas, this time focusing on Google Docs and Drive. The example Canvas course being referred to is at https://canvas.instructure.com/courses/1202385 please feel free to join that course if you’d like to follow it as a guide and step through to setting up your own course in Canvas. To use this method, you need to … Read More

Creating (and sticking to!) a communication plan for your course

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Photo credit: Emma Yench on Flickr Chances are if you’re a course coordinator or teacher, your communication pattern with students over the course of the semester looks a bit like this. Hilly, beginning with a steep climb, levelling off to a slightly uncomfortable level until assessment is due, then ratcheting back up to unmanageable as students bombard you with email … Read More

How to: add weighting to assessment items in Canvas

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In Canvas you can use assignment groups to set up percentage weighting for the assessment items in your course, which then tells Canvas how to calculate students’ progress in the course, and automatically calculates grades for you. First you must create your assessment items (called Assignments in Canvas) – For further assistance with this, refer to How to: create an … Read More

How to: use Gradebook in Canvas

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Gradebook, accessed via Grades in the course menu, is the Instructors view for all students grades. Instructors can view the whole cohort’s grades, or filter by section. Students view of grades, will only display their own grades. In addition to viewing student grades you can use the gradebook for a number of purposes including: Watch the video below for an overview … Read More

How to: Create and Manage Modules in Canvas

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Modules is the function in Canvas that allows teachers to structure the content for their course.  Modules can be used to organise the content of a course by weeks, topics, lessons, project or any other structure.  Modules can contain different types of items including: assignments, quizzes, files, content pages, discussions, text headers, external URLs and external tools.  When working with modules, … 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