May and June Canvas support for School of Media and Communication

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RMIT has set a due date for course guides and Canvas course approval 2 weeks before semester starts. This is generally in effect for HE and VE but negotiable at a school level if program managers make it known if that deadline can’t be met. Below are the range of sessions and support services available to help program and course coordinators … Read More

Rollover of S1 to S2 2018 Canvas Course Shells

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If you have rolled over your course content from a Semester 1 shell to a Semester 2 shell, your QA process should be pretty straightforward as you would already have addressed most of the 14 elements.  Once complete, you can proceed to request a QA, which you can do by filling in the QA request Form, attend a Canvas Drop-in Session, … Read More

DIY Welcome Video Workshops

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Have Welcome Videos to create?The DSC Digital Learning Team are running workshops for teaching staff to learn more about recording their own videos. You can use a multitude of recording devices to create your masterpiece, from the webcam in your computer to the mobile phone in your pocket.What will you get out of the workshop?We will provide you with tips ... Read More

How can I tell which student is in which group in Canvas?

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So you’ve set up a Canvas group set added your groups, and assigned students (or students have assigned themselves) to groups, everything is going swimmingly. But now you need to know which students are in which groups. Not an easy thing to find out in Canvas unless you’re prepared to trawl through the membership of every group you have. Fine … Read More

Multi camera live streaming conference through Hangouts and Youtube Live

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We supported the School of Fashion and Textiles this week, at their annual Global Design Challenge where groups of Melbourne students collaborate with groups of Amsterdam students, in an exciting 5 hour design challenge intensive. It was really impressive to see how seamlessly the groups were able to collaborate online. Not only were they negotiating design decisions, but they were … Read More

How to: Embed a document in Canvas with file preview enabled

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In Canvas you can embed a document (.docx, .pdf, .pptx, etc.) in the page so the document appears within a frame as a file preview. It looks like this: You can choose a file you’ve already uploaded to Canvas, or you can upload one in the same process. For further information: DLDSC Resource: How to: Structure your content in CanvasCanvas Doc: What … Read More

Are your assignments set up correctly?

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Now that the initial flurry of activity around Higher Ed Semester 1 go live is starting to settle, its a good time to draw breath and do a quick check on your assignment settings before students start submitting work. Here are a few common Assignment setup issues that are worth checking: Common Assignment set up issues Assignments that say they … Read More

Open Educational Resources and Practices

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A line drawing of an apple tree, is several different framed compositions on the one page

Featured image: Theory and practice of teaching art by Arthur Dow 1857-1922 Open Educational Resources (OER) and Practices (OEP) are one of the specialities within the College of Design and Social Context’s Digital Learning team. We have a combined 50 years experience in the field. This post is prepared primarily for the RMIT Library, who in recent meetings have expressed interest … Read More

A sad passing

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Reposting Paul Gough’s original post, in memory of Adrian Miles and Ed Montano (link goes to some really innovative work Ed had us in to do with him in 2015). In my northern mind, February begins to mark the passing from one season to another. It is so, so gradual, incremental, barely perceived, sensed in the shift in the lightness of a … Read More

14 things you really need to know about Canvas that these pandas may not tell you

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Ok I have got your attention now. There are some important things about Canvas that are really worth knowing, some earlier rather than later. Some are about better design and some are just about making Canvas fun. And have a look at our Canvas FAQs and Tips and Tricks for Managing and Grading Canvas Assignments and Troubleshooting Canvas Access issues. … Read More