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

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

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

How to: Create a rubric in Canvas

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A Canvas rubric is a matrix of assessment criteria that attempt to communicate expectations of quality for an assessment task or activity.  A well designed assessment rubric is a key element in providing good assignment feedback. It enables students to understand what is required, what the priorities are, and what will get a good response from you, the assessor. It enables … Read More

How to: Embed a document in Canvas with file preview enabled

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In Canvas you can embed a document (.docx, .pdf, .pptx, etc.) in the page so the document appears within a frame as a file preview. It looks like this: You can choose a file you’ve already uploaded to Canvas, or you can upload one in the same process. For further information: DLDSC Resource: How to: Structure your content in CanvasCanvas Doc: What … Read More