The New Google Sites

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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 …

Making Groups

Create and Load Groups into Blackboard

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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 …

Create a Quiz with Google Forms

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We all know that Google Forms are an easy and handy way to design questionnaires and surveys; however, few people know that Google Forms can also be used to create a quiz with correct and incorrect answers for questions with multiple choices, checkboxes, or drop-down options.  For the purposes of this blog, I will assume that you already know how …

Be Blackboard and Google Drive/Apps ready for semester 2

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The beginning of a new semester can be a daunting experience not only for students but for teachers as well; in particular for those who are teaching for the first time, are relatively new to teaching or simply are returning to teaching after a break.  Teachers often get asked: “Are you ready to go? and the answer to this is …

How to create a QR code with Google URL Shortner

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Last week we showed you Andrew Robinson’s work creating videos and uploading them into Youtube playlists, and then printing QR codes to link to those videos. Here’s a very quick video instruction on how to generate those QR codes using Google URL Shortner, and how to print them to an appropriate size. Apologies for the orientation of my screen, the key …

Teaching Youtube to teach

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We’ve been helping Andrew Robinson develop a Youtube channel with videos that assist in his teaching of shoe making…

create video using Google Hangouts on Air

How to: Create videos using Hangouts on Air

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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 …

use google hangouts

How to: Use Google Hangouts and Hangouts on Air

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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. …

invite people to join a google community

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

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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 …