How to: Configure a higher education program shell

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Go straight to the guide. What are program shells? Program shells are used across the University to provide a space within Canvas for program managers, teaching teams and students to communicate and share information at a program-level that would otherwise have to occur via email or other platforms. They’re not formal teaching spaces. Assessments, learning activities or other experiences that … Read More

Cleaning, Maintaining and Organising files in a Canvas Shell

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It has been more than 2 years since RMIT adopted Canvas and its learning management system; and it can be said that almost every course taught across the university currently has a presence in Canvas. Although the last 24 months have been dominated by the adoption of the 14 elements and ensuring that all courses meet the criteria set out by RMIT Studios, little thought has been given to how teachers can maintain, organise and clean their Canvas shell.

Blogs and Canvas

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We have a session coming up on blogs and Canvas, and this post is the resource to accompany that session. This session will likely be repeated each month, depending on demand. We’ll update this post each time a session takes place. What is a blog? A blog was originally a Web-Log. Web logs were used before Facebook and the like, … Read More

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