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

Podcasting Resources

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This step by step guide will equip you with the technical skills required to create your own podcast. Good podcasting practice involves the use of storytelling techniques. We are in the process of creating storytelling resources that you can use to create impactful podcasts. Subscribe to our blog to receive updates. If you would like to produce your own podcast … Read More

Learner-centred approaches in design education

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Introduction My First Six Months (MF6M) is a learning and teaching initiative that was recently implemented in three first year studio courses in Industrial Design. The project introduced students to learner-centred teaching approaches in their first semester to set them up for independence as learners in these courses and their future studies. MF6M aimed to incorporate learning and teaching practices … Read More

Developing Instructional Video Tutorials with Travis Hart

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Video tutorials provide an important content-delivery tool in many face-to-face, flipped, blended, and online classes. They are known for being highly effective and powerful educational tools which can be part of a productive learning experience. Instructional videos, especially when demonstrating the use of a computer application can provide learners with a level of affordance than other mediums do not provide. … Read More

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

Managing a program Blackboard for the Diploma of Visual Merchandising

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Dealing with VE course within a program can be tricky. Often the best solution is to organise learning resources, activities and assignment submissions via a clustering of course within a Program Blackboard rather than individual course Blackboards. This in turn raises a number of issues in how to organise and manage the Blackboard within the teaching team, meet compliance requirements … 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 the … Read More