Yes, it does. Canvas allows users to use Google Drive to create a collaboration with a Google Document, Spreadsheet, or Presentation. To learn more about this function read our blog on Collaboration and Canvas (Google Drive, YouTube Live and Canvas Events). Students can also select assignment files from Google Drive when uploading assignment submissions.
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
In this playlist of 4 videos is a demonstration of how to use Google Drawings or Slides as an interactive whiteboard; Youtube Live and Hangouts on Air for video conferencing; and embedding it all to create a live online collaborative workspace in Canvas. Set up a folder for the collaborative activity and create Google Drawing and Slide files to … Read More
Continuing the series on embedding content in Canvas, this time focusing on Google Docs and Drive. The example Canvas course being referred to is at https://canvas.instructure.com/courses/1202385 please feel free to join that course if you’d like to follow it as a guide and step through to setting up your own course in Canvas. To use this method, you need to … Read More
Discussions are online forums that allow members of the course to communicate with each other asynchronously. They can be set up as a whole class or a group forum, and they can be graded or ungraded. They’re commonly used for general course questions and answers, as well as conversations around course content. Follow the steps below to set up a … Read More
Conferences is the tool that allows teachers to conduct real-time virtual lectures with all students in a course. Users can broadcast real-time audio and video, demonstrate applications, share presentation slides and online resources. Canvas uses BigBlueButton which is a web conferencing system designed for online learning. To start a conference in Canvas follow the steps below: To start a conference: Some of … Read More
Collaborations allows students to work collaboratively on tasks by integrating web-based tools, such as Google Documents, Spreadsheet and Presentations into Canvas. Currently, as an instructor at RMIT you can start a new collaboration using the Google LTI and Google Docs. Please note that if you require students to collaborate on Google Documents only, you will need to start a collaboration … Read More