Help! Initial access issues: Troubleshooting Canvas for teachers

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1. Has your course passed the QA process?How do I check? The course coordinator should have received communications from Project Rewire regarding the progress of your course. If you are not the nominated course coordinator or you have not received them, contact Project Rewire. No – Your course will not have students enrolled until it has passed QA. Contact Project … Read More

Why do I get a “Flash required for recording video” error message when I try to use the Record Video function?

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Often if you’re using Chrome the Record Media comment tool will show a spinning circle with a note saying “Flash required for recording video”. This usually means that Flash is not enabled for this Canvas site by default. To fix this: To the left of the browser’s URL bar you’ll see a lock icon with Secure in green. Click this. … Read More

How do I adjust a table width in the Syllabus page?

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Go to the page that contains the table you wish to adjust. Click Edit Click once on the table border to select it (click for a larger view) Click the table icon in the menu bar (click for a larger view) Select Table Properties In the Width field remove any numbers and replace with 100% (including the percentage sign) In … Read More

Tips & tricks for managing and grading Canvas Assignments

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Following are a selection of tips for using Assignments and Gradebook. If you know of other tricks, mistakes to avoid, or ways to make the most of Assignments and the Gradebook, please share them in the Comments below. For general how-to information on assessment and feedback in Canvas, see Canvas Help: Feedback & Assessment. Mute assignments until you’re ready to release … Read More

Collaboration and Canvas – Twitter hashtags

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Continuing with the series, Collaboration and Canvas, here we’re looking at Twitter hashtags. To display a hashtag Twitter stream in Canvas, you’ll need to install the Twitter application into your Canvas course so that it is available in the content editing toolbar. Once that’s installed, you can add the Twitter stream to any content area: a page, an announcement, an … Read More

Collaboration and Canvas – Blackboard Collaborate: Ultra Experience

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Here we are looking at Collaborate Ultra – a web conferencing system for live online meetings, presentations, or just making a recording such as a screen recorded demonstration like this. First up you access Collaborate Ultra via a RMIT Canvas course menu. If you don’t see it there, check the Settings menu item, then click the Navigation tab, and see … Read More

Collaboration and Canvas (Editing Wikipedia in Canvas)

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In this episode of the Canvas Collaboration series, we’re looking at a simple activity that asks students to edit a Wikipedia article as a collaborative exercise, and bringing that activity inside Canvas. To quote the Wikipedia in Education program: “…Perhaps you want to be on the cutting edge of using technology in the classroom, or maybe you’re interested in improving … Read More

Collaboration and Canvas (Google Drive, Youtube Live, Canvas Events)

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  In this playlist of 4 videos is a demonstration of how to use Google Drawings or Slides as an interactive whiteboard; Youtube Live and Hangouts on Air for video conferencing; and embedding it all to create a live online collaborative workspace in Canvas. Set up a folder for the collaborative activity and create Google Drawing and Slide files to … Read More

How to: DIY course intro video: using your smartphone

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The 14 Elements around the Canvas implementation requires that courses contain an introductory video for students (element #4).  This can be a simple thing to create for yourself. Here we show you the basics of creating your own video introduction. The following video series are quick tips to guide you in creating a video using your smartphone. More DIY videos