How to: Get started with Canvas for sessional staff

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Instructure Canvas

Recently we travelled to Singapore and Hong Kong to deliver training we’d developed for sessional and support staff teaching RMIT programs. The training comprised a three hour, face-to-face, hands-on session covering the following canvas functions: It was supported by a series of short pre-training activities designed to demonstrate Canvas functionality from a student perspective, and post-training follow-up answers to questions … Read More

How to: Send a message to students from the Gradebook

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You can send messages to students directly from the Gradebook, based on the status of their assignment or their performance.  This tool can be really handy when marking students’ work.  Please note that the subject of the message will be automatically set according to what how you filter the students with the following available categories: (a) Haven’t submitted yet (b) … Read More

How to: Send email to enrolled students

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sending email with Blackboard

In Blackboard you can send email to your enrolled students on a cohort basis, or to selected groups or individuals. Watch the slides below to find out how to send email using Blackboard. You can can follow the links in the slides, and note that related how-to’s are listed below should you want to learn more.

How to: Create a journal

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Create a journal

In Blackboard you can create a journal for students to record their reflections either as a stand alone activity or as part of an assessment. Watch the slides below to find out how to create a journal. You can can follow the links in the slides, and note that related how-to’s are listed below should you want to learn more.

How to: Create a discussion forum

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Create a forum

In Blackboard you can create a discussion forum for communication with and between your students. Watch the slides below to find out how to create a discussion forum. You can can follow the links in the slides, and note that related how-to’s are listed below should you want to learn more.