Collaborative Submissions to the Digital Economy Strategy

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The Australian Department of Industry, Innovation and Science are calling for submissions to help form a Digital Economy Strategy in 2018. Perhaps this is an opportunity for your students, or research team to bring their ideas together and collaboratively prepare a submission. Submissions are due on 30 November 2017. A consultation paper has been published, containing 5 main sections: The … Read More

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

Canvas Early Adopter interviews – Kerin Elsum and Nat Bates

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Midway through 2017, RMIT took nominations for a small group of people to use Canvas in the second semester and to report any issues and ideas back to the teams working to set up Canvas for the whole university to use in 2018. As this group of Early Adopters prepared to start teaching their courses, a quality assurance framework was … 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

Embed content in canvas: Google Slides Youtube Wikipedia

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Embedding content into Canvas is fast and easy, and enables you to spend more time outside Canvas connecting with others online and networking your teaching practices. You can collaborate with people outside of Canvas and RMIT, when accessing and learning how to use Canvas can be more trouble than its worth. Any updates your team makes to the content you’ve … Read More

Embed video in Canvas using Youtube Arc or Google Drive

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This screen video explains how to embed video into Canvas, using Youtube, Arc and Google Drive. Its a good idea to embed video in Canvas, rather than upload the videos directly into Canvas. You’ll have a lot more flexibility, as well as access to additional features functionality. Flexibility and features such arranging videos in a Youtube playlist, sharing videos with … 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

Canvas templates: jump start your course build

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All of the Schools now have Canvas templates, developed to support the transition to the new learning management system. As part of the migration process, the Project Rewire Canvas Champions will apply a template to every course they work on. However, you can edit these or choose to apply another if you prefer another format. The templates were designed to help … Read More