May and June Canvas support for School of Media and Communication

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RMIT has set a due date for course guides and Canvas course approval 2 weeks before semester starts. This is generally in effect for HE and VE but negotiable at a school level if program managers make it known the deadline can’t be met. Below are the range of sessions and support services available to help program and course coordinators meet … 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

Copyright workshops with the Library

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Copyright symbols on Wikimedia Commons

The RMIT Library is delivering one hour training sessions titled Getting CopyRight.   City Campus: Tuesday 6 March 10:30am Tuesday 13 March 2:30pm Thursday 22 March 3:00pm Wednesday 28 March 11:00am Register here   Brunswick Campus Wednesday 7 March 2:00pm Wednesday 14 March 10:30am Tuesday 20 March 9:00am Tuesday 27 March 11am Register here   Bundoora Campus Thursday 8 March 2:30pm Thursday 15 … 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

Fashion & Textiles Learning & Teaching Symposium

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The School of Fashion and Textiles held their annual teaching and learning event for staff professional development and recognition this month. Below are the presentations offered from the College office and Digital Learning: Teaching with a Growth Mindset by Andrea. Student surveys for Quality by Jane (includes Canvas Early Adopters). Using Youtube with Canvas by Leigh. The DIY video workshop … Read More

Collaboration and Canvas – Twitter hashtags

Leigh BlackallApp Center, Canvas, collaborative activities, Experience, Global, How to, Learning Activities & Content, Other Tools, Resources, Social learning, Strategic alignment, Student as producer, Student response, Tips and TricksLeave a Comment

Continuing with the series, Collaboration and Canvas, here we’re looking at Twitter hashtags. To display a hashtag Twitter stream in Canvas, you’ll need to install the Twitter application into your Canvas course so that it is available in the content editing toolbar. Once that’s installed, you can add the Twitter stream to any content area: a page, an announcement, an … Read More

Collaboration and Canvas – Blackboard Collaborate: Ultra Experience

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Here we are looking at Collaborate Ultra – a web conferencing system for live online meetings, presentations, or just making a recording such as a screen recorded demonstration like this. First up you access Collaborate Ultra via a RMIT Canvas course menu. If you don’t see it there, check the Settings menu item, then click the Navigation tab, and see … Read More

Collaboration and Canvas (Editing Wikipedia in Canvas)

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In this episode of the Canvas Collaboration series, we’re looking at a simple activity that asks students to edit a Wikipedia article as a collaborative exercise, and bringing that activity inside Canvas. To quote the Wikipedia in Education program: “…Perhaps you want to be on the cutting edge of using technology in the classroom, or maybe you’re interested in improving … Read More