How to: Set up group assignments

Andrea McLaganAssessment, Assignments, Canvas, Feedback & Assessment, GroupsLeave a Comment

Canvas group assignments allow two or more students to submit or demonstrate collaborative work, receive shared feedback and grades, or receive individual feedback and grades. * A group Discussion is a discussion that is confided to a specific group of students. Groups cannot see one another’s posts. A graded group Discussion is still an individual activity that is marked individually.  … 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

Canvas templates: jump start your course build

Andrea McLaganCanvas, Courses, Getting Started, LMSLeave a Comment

All of the Schools now have Canvas templates, developed to support the transition to the new learning management system. As part of the migration process, the Project Rewire Canvas Champions will apply a template to every course they work on. However, you can edit these or choose to apply another if you prefer another format. The templates were designed to help … Read More

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

Andrea McLaganCanvas, 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

Designing an advanced online learning environment for higher education

Andrea McLaganAssessment, Constructive alignment, Current thinking in learning design, Experience, Featured, Flexible learning, General, Learning analytics, Learning Management Systems, LMS, Micro credentialling, Mobile learning, MOOCs, Open education resources, Portfolios, Social learning, Student as producer, Student response, Systems, Video learning, Workplace based learning4 Comments

Ice spiral

We’ve been thinking a lot about learning environments in higher education, and have started to develop a set of design principles

How to: Create videos using Hangouts on Air

Andrea McLaganCurrent thinking in learning design, Flexible learning, How to, Professional development, Project types, Resources, Strategic alignment1 Comment

create video using Google Hangouts on Air

You can use Google Hangouts on Air to create a video which you can then edit, manage and release on YouTube. The following document will step you through the process of creating a video using Google Hangouts on Air. You can follow the links in the document, and note that related how-to’s are listed below should you want to learn … Read More

How to: Use Google Hangouts and Hangouts on Air

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use google hangouts

What are Google Hangouts? Google Hangouts is a video, chat and broadcast platform that you can use for multiple purposes, including: The following document will step you through the process of using Google Hangouts and Hangouts on Air. You can follow the links in the document, and note that related how-to’s are listed below should you want to learn more. … Read More

How to: Invite staff and students to join a community in G+

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invite people to join a google community

You can use a Google Community as a communal space where you can share ideas and have ongoing conversations with students and staff involved in your course. The following document will step you through the process of inviting them to join your Google Community. You can follow the links in the document, and note that related how-to’s are listed below … Read More