This new email system

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We received a request for professional development on the use of the new email system, Microsoft Outlook. While we don’t normally cover the support offered by other areas of the university, we appreciate how frustrating using Outlook can be. Here’s a little screen recording explaining the difference between webmail and client mail. I would simply note that there’s a significant … Read More

Web conferencing

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A number of requests for sessions on web conferencing came in last month through our professional development request form. This post is a collection of resources on web conferencing, to support the monthly sessions of professional development. If you’d like to attend sessions on web conferencing, see our up coming professional development events and register. What is it? Web conferencing … Read More

Blogs and Canvas

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We have a session coming up on blogs and Canvas, and this post is the resource to accompany that session. This session will likely be repeated each month, depending on demand. We’ll update this post each time a session takes place. What is a blog? A blog was originally a Web-Log. Web logs were used before Facebook and the like, … Read More

Improving the visual layout of Canvas

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Many people at RMIT comment on the “improved look and feel” of Canvas over its predecessor Blackboard. Some people have requested more advice on the ways to improve the visual layout of their Canvas courses. This session will consider structuring courses in Canvas, as well as some simple improvements you can make through graphic design. Structuring a course in Canvas … Read More

Using video in teaching and assessment

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In this professional development session, we’re looking at ways to use video in teaching and assessment. This post will be updated as sessions take place, recordings are added, and new information or perspective develops. Keep an eye on Events for other times for this, and other sessions. We’ve done a lot with video On this site you’ll find a number … Read More

Multi camera live streaming conference through Hangouts and Youtube Live

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We supported the School of Fashion and Textiles this week, at their annual Global Design Challenge where groups of Melbourne students collaborate with groups of Amsterdam students, in an exciting 5 hour design challenge intensive. It was really impressive to see how seamlessly the groups were able to collaborate online. Not only were they negotiating design decisions, but they were … Read More

Open Educational Resources and Practices

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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

A sad passing

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Reposting Paul Gough’s original post, in memory of Adrian Miles and Ed Montano (link goes to some really innovative work Ed had us in to do with him in 2015). In my northern mind, February begins to mark the passing from one season to another. It is so, so gradual, incremental, barely perceived, sensed in the shift in the lightness of a … Read More

Canvas Cheatsheet

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Most times what you need is a quick reference guide like this Canvas Cheatsheet based on https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-3476 ________________ Announcements Create an Announcement Course > Announcements > + Announcement * Import External RSS Feeds to create new Announcements * New Announcement notifications can be received via multiple channels ________________ Assignments Create an Assignment Course > Assignments > Add Assignment Group > … Read More