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

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

How to: Get Started with Canvas – 5 First Steps

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Canvas is a cloud-based Learning Management System (LMS). Developed by the US-based company Instructure in 2008, it is now used by more than 2000 schools and institutions. Preview student submissions and provide feedback in the same frame Incorporate multiple content and activity types into a single simple learning pathway Integrate external tools for use within the Canvas space Students can create and … Read More

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

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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

Symposium On Stylus Enabled And Cloud Technology

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If you are interesting in learning more about using pen-enabled devices and cloud technologies to drive student engagement and improve learning outcome, signup and join RMIT University and Microsoft Australia for the symposium on “Stylus enabled cloud-based learning and teaching in STEM”. The symposium will cover: Research into technology’s impact on teaching and learning Best practices from other Tertiary Educators … Read More

How to: Saving a PowerPoint presentation to Video

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Adding audio narration to a PowerPoint presentation and then converting it to video can be a simple method for making a lecture accessible to people who couldn’t attend the live event, or who need to preview or review the presentation. NB. If you don’t use PowerPoint, consider using a screen recorder to create a video instead. Depending on whether you’re … Read More