Learning Spaces in Tertiary Education

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  Tertiary institutions across Australia are constantly looking at ways to innovate learning and teaching. Curriculum, assessment and learning activities design is continuously evolving. This need to disrupt and innovate is the answer to a workforce landscape that is always changing, but more importantly, it is also about responding to the needs of a new generation of learners.  Making every … Read More

Your Canvas Help Flowchart is here!

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There are different places where you can get help with Canvas; however, identifying the most appropriate one can sometimes be tricky.  To assist you in finding the right help point, the DSC Digital Learning Team has designed a Canvas Help Flowchart (see below).  Just follow the prompts and you will arrive at the right help destination. Feel free to print it … Read More

Working with Prerequisites and Requirements in Canvas Modules – Social Work Field Education Preparation

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With the implementation of Canvas across the University, program teams in DSC have been exploring and experimenting with the modules function to better design and deliver important content to students. More specifically, the use of “prerequisites” and “requirements” in modules to manage the adaptive release of content.  Three programs in Social Work, the Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Social Work … Read More

Rollover of S1 to S2 2018 Canvas Course Shells

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If you have rolled over your course content from a Semester 1 shell to a Semester 2 shell, your QA process should be pretty straightforward as you would already have addressed most of the 14 elements.  Once complete, you can proceed to request a QA, which you can do by filling in the QA request Form, attend a Canvas Drop-in Session, … Read More

How to: grade students anonymously

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There might be times when, as a teacher, you might like to mark students assessment without knowing who has submitted them.  Simply, Canvas allows you to hide the students name in SpeedGrader.   To hide student names from Speedgrader, follow the instructions below: This Canvas function is equivalent to Blackboard’s Anonymous Grading function which was found in the Grade Centre. 524 … Read More

How to: View the course access report for a student

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The course access report provides teachers with a summary of a student’s participation in a course.  Note that this report is only a summary, if you wish to access a full specific report, you can do so by viewing student analytics or the interactions report.  To access the report, follow the steps below: The access report will show: 530 – Course … Read More

How to: Moderate a Quiz

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Once a quiz has been published, you will be able to moderate it.  The moderation tool allows teachers to view the following student usage data: Based on the analysis of the information displayed, you can give students extra attempts or extra time to complete the quiz or manually unlock quiz attempts.   To moderate a quiz, follow these steps below: Blackboard … Read More

How to: Send a message to students from the Gradebook

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You can send messages to students directly from the Gradebook, based on the status of their assignment or their performance.  This tool can be really handy when marking students’ work.  Please note that the subject of the message will be automatically set according to what how you filter the students with the following available categories: (a) Haven’t submitted yet (b) … Read More

How to: Add staff to a Canvas course

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The People button in Canvas will show you all the people who have access to your course, both students and staff. Its also where you go to add staff (students are added by an automated ITS process) and to create student groups.  To add extra staff to a course, follow the steps below: 518 – People Overview from Canvas LMS … Read More

How to: Create Groups

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The group function in Canvas is a collaborative tool which allows you to organise students so they can work together on projects and assignments. In order to create groups, you must first create a group set.  A group set is a container of groups, inside which you create the groups.  Creating the group set Creating the groups manually It is almost … Read More