How to: Use H5P Content in Canvas

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“H5P is a free and open-source content collaboration framework based on JavaScript” – Wikipedia This means that it can be used to create rich HTML 5 content that can be used in many web platforms including Canvas. This content can be shared, reused and modified and this all done through a browser with no desktop software required. It is entirely … Read More

Tools …thereafter they shape us

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We’ve been invited into a professional development day at the School of Education, to do a bit of show and tell around options for online collaborative authoring, audience response, basic Youtube and a preview of Canvas LMS. Make sure you subscribe for further updates. Loading…

Designing a digital learning environment for higher education

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Habitat change

This presentation was given at the RMIT University Learning and Teaching Conference 2016 held on the 24th and 25th of October in Melbourne. The presentation describes some of the key concepts involved in designing and creating a next generation digital learning environment. Once you start the video you can navigate the interactive transcript below to skip to the parts that … Read More

Why University Learning Management Systems are the temporary classrooms of today

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A portable classroom

Be warned, I’m about to torture an analogy. You might want to look away if you’re squeamish. Growing up in Yorkshire in the 70s and 80s I went to a local high school along with 1800 other kids. To cope with the numbers the local education authority had installed some ‘temporary’ classrooms. They were used long before my  7 years at that … Read More

Creating a student feedback response system using Google Forms

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RMIT University uses Keepad, Responseware and Turning Point to provide a personal response system for students in the classroom. This is a good solution but it doesn’t cover every use case. Sometimes you want to create a simple, immediate interactive feedback opportunities for learners in class or online over a period of time. For institutions using Google for Education a … Read More