How to: Set up group assignments

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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

Note: Canvas user roles at RMIT

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User roles in Canvas provide the permissions that control who can do what in a Canvas course. As a teacher you can assign people different user roles to depending on  how you expect them to engage with the course. Users can have more than one role in any given course. If this is the case, that person will have the … Read More

Early Adopter Interview: Scott Mayson

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Dr Scott Mayson, lecturer in Industrial Design

Dr Scott Mayson teaches in Industrial Design in the Schoool of Architecture & Design, and he is one of four academics from the School who are teaching in Canvas in Semester 2. He shared some of his experiences with Canvas and suggestions for people starting out. Q: What have been the best aspects of teaching in Canvas? Previously, I was … Read More

Canvas templates: jump start your course build

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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: 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

Closed Captioning videos on Youtube

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Closed captioning

Video and audio resources are a valuable way to supplement course materials, and over the past year our team has posted on this blog about how to create these types of resources and use Youtube to manage them. (Just click the Youtube or video tags below this post to see those posts.) When creating a video it is also important to provide … Read More