How to: Make your PowerPoints engaging and interactive with Office Mix

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Office Mix is a free Windows plugin for PowerPoint (Office 2013 and later) that lets you easily add narration, a talking head, annotations, screen recordings and more. It also allows you to add interactivity in the form quizzes and polls. It can then be saved as a regular video file or as an interactive presentation, with flexible online hosting  and … Read More

Art Study Tour to New York

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Each Year Robyn Kingston runs a study tour to New York for students and others interested to get a unique insight into the New York art world. Robyn worked as an artist in New York for many years and has contacts and access to studios and galleries not otherwise viewable. The tour fills easily each year with students reporting it … Read More

Using H5P Content in Canvas

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“H5P is a free and open-source content collaboration framework based on JavaScript” – Wikipedia This means that it can be used to create rich HTML 5 content that can be used in many web platforms including Canvas. This content can be shared, reused and modified and this all done through a browser with no desktop software required. It is entirely … Read More

Interview with Juan Sanin

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One of the great things about Canvas is that it’s open software. Anyone can create their own instance for free. When it became clear last year that RMIT would be getting Canvas there were a number of staff who started their own instance to learn the functionality and give it a try. One of these was Juan Sanin from Industrial … Read More

How to: Use Turnitin in Canvas

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Turnitin is a text-matching software that assists students to demonstrate academic integrity in their work. It also allows instructors to easily provide feedback to students and assess their work quickly. Through Feedback Studio, instructors can engage students with targeted feedback. There are two ways to set up a Turnitin assignment, however in order to ensure that the assessment is listed under … Read More

How to: Use the calendar in Canvas

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In Canvas, every course and every individual has an associated calendar. You can see all the calendars you have access to by selecting the Calendar link in the global navigation menu. Use the calendar function to keep track of course related events and assessment dates. Features: The Canvas Calendar does not allow instructors to: 528 – Calendar Overview from Canvas LMS on … Read More

How to: Using Canvas Commons

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Commons is a learning object repository.  You can think of Commons as a digital library that allows Canvas users to find, import and share learning resources with other users around the world. The resources available in Commons are: courses, modules, assignments, quizzes, discussions, pages, documents, videos, audio and images. Yes! When clicking on Commons you will be taken to the … Read More

How to: Get started with Canvas quizzes

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Quizzes in Canvas are a type of assignment designed to assess student understanding and comprehension of course material. Quizzes can be both graded and ungraded. You can create four different types of quizzes in Canvas. These are: The table below compares the types of questions available in Canvas and Blackboard. To road-test the question types you can use in a … Read More