Working with Prerequisites and Requirements in Canvas Modules – Social Work Field Education Preparation

Zaina Indira NehmeCanvas, Constructive alignment, Content development, Examples of practice, Learning Activities & Content, Learning design, Learning Management Systems, LMS, Modules, Project types, Solution developmentLeave a Comment

With the implementation of Canvas across the University, program teams in DSC have been exploring and experimenting with the modules function to better design and deliver important content to students. More specifically, the use of “prerequisites” and “requirements” in modules to manage the adaptive release of content.  Three programs in Social Work, the Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Social Work … Read More

Open Educational Resources and Practices

Leigh BlackallContent development, Current thinking in learning design, How to, L&T Research, MOOCs, Open education resources, Professional development, Project types, Quality, Resources, Strategic alignment, ValidationLeave a Comment

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

Collaboration and Canvas – Blackboard Collaborate: Ultra Experience

Leigh BlackallCanvas, collaborative activities, Conferences, Conferences, Content development, Experience, Global, Project types, Strategic alignment, Tips and Tricks, Video learning1 Comment

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

Improving Youtube recommendations

Leigh BlackallContent development, Current thinking in learning design, Experience, How to, Professional development, Project types, Resources, Strategic alignment, SystemsLeave a Comment

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

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

Kevin FranckeContent development, How to, Learning design, Professional development, Tips and Tricks, Video learningLeave a Comment

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

How to: Transfer content from Blackboard to Canvas – what we know so far

Emma YenchCanvas, Content Creation, Content development, Context, Current thinking in learning design, Examples of practice, Getting Started, How to, Learning Activities & Content, Learning Management Systems, LMS, Professional development, Project types, Resources, Strategic alignment1 Comment

Any one Blackboard or Canvas site may include many different types of content. Some content types can be imported directly from Blackboard to Canvas via export/import with no functional change. Other content types require some management and modification, and still others are not recognised or handled in the same way in Canvas as they are in Blackboard, and need to be … Read More

21 ways to use video in your teaching

Leigh BlackallContent development, Examples of practice, Experience, How to, Professional development, Project types, Resources, Strategic alignment, Video learning2 Comments

We have a page for over all Video Teaching that gives a snapshot of other pages and blog posts that have the category “How to” with a corresponding tag relevant to video, such as “Youtube“, “Hangouts” or “Video“. Here are 21 articles from that archive that you might find useful if you’re thinking to use video in your teaching, or if … Read More

Talking the Walk: Innovating in footwear, Step 2

Emma YenchContent development, Current thinking in learning design, Examples of practice, Flexible learning, Learning design, Mobile learning, Pathways, Professional development, Project types, Strategic alignment, Video learningLeave a Comment

In an attempt to address this plaintive refrain and reduce the number of times Andrew needs to repeat standard demonstrations, basic machine and technique procedures have been filmed and edited into sequences of short videos, assembled into playlists in YouTube and linked to the relevant machine or tool by QR code. The hope is that this will help streamline the … Read More

User Experience Design

Leigh BlackallContent development, Current thinking in learning design, Experience, Learning analytics, Learning design, Project types, Research and innovation, Resources, Solution development, Strategic alignment, SystemsLeave a Comment

Some UX Design methods can be helpful in some situations in education, such as when a team of teachers and people supporting them need a shared understanding to coordinate their efforts. Can the library use UX Design with Subject Guides? I’m involved in a project with the library, to look at their Subject Guides. Part of that project is to use … Read More

Talking the walk: innovating in footwear. Step 1

Emma YenchContent development, Current thinking in learning design, Examples of practice, Industry and experience, Learning design, Pathways, Portfolios, Project types, Social learning, Strategic alignment1 Comment

“We want to have more contact with industry”. “We don’t know where we go from here”, “We don’t have enough skill to go out on our own, we wish the program was longer” “We wish graduates had more business skills”. You may or may not be familiar with these or similar comments from your students and industry partners. They most … Read More