Innovations in Canvas

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There are many tools that can be added to Canvas through it’s open code and these tools enable improved and additional functionality. These are called apps or LTIs because they work according to a standard called Learning Tools Interoperability. While many are available, few have been turned on at RMIT. The DSC Digital Learning Team is interested to trial some … 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

How to: Set up reflective journals in Canvas

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A reflective journal is a learning activity that asks students to engage deeply with the course content by reflecting on its relevance to their own life or learning experience. Reflective journals can be kept as a continuous diary, often useful in WIL and other work placement situations, or at any other time that suits the learning experience. For example, a … Read More

Double the Learning

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Researchers at John Hopkins University have found that if you slightly vary the learning activity each time, then learning can be improved. To quote Science Alert from a post on 30 November 2017: The researchers figured this out by getting 86 volunteers to learn to a new skill – moving a cursor on a computer screen by squeezing a small … Read More

How to: Set up group assignments

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Canvas group assignments allow two or more students to submit or demonstrate collaborative work, receive shared feedback and grades, or receive individual feedback and grades. * A group Discussion is a discussion that is confided to a specific group of students. Groups cannot see one another’s posts. A graded group Discussion is still an individual activity that is marked individually.  … Read More

Canvas Video Capture

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Canvas has a marvellous tool in the editor that creates a video from your webcam, places it where you are editing and saves it to the Arc repository. This is potentially the easiest way to create welcome videos except that it requires your browser flash player to be up to date. Every time I have gone to demonstrate this feature in … Read More