Note: Using Sections in Canvas

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Sections are an administrative tool that separates students into different sets based on the needs of your teaching. At RMIT, sections are being created for class sets (tutorial classes, studios) based on data entered into SAMS. If you have multiple classes or studios your course will come already populated with sections. You can see what sections already exist in your course by … Read More

Using Gmail, how can I set up a filter that manages the influx of Canvas notifications?

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Put a tick in the checkbox next to an example of the message you want to filter Click the More dropdown button on the top menu bar Select Filter messages like these You need to choose text in the subject line or the body of the email that is specific to that particular type of message. So for Message notifications, … Read More

Creating (and sticking to!) a communication plan for your course

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Photo credit: Emma Yench on Flickr Chances are if you’re a course coordinator or teacher, your communication pattern with students over the course of the semester looks a bit like this. Hilly, beginning with a steep climb, levelling off to a slightly uncomfortable level until assessment is due, then ratcheting back up to unmanageable as students bombard you with email … Read More

How to: Communications in Canvas


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One of the strengths of Canvas, is the opportunity to promote engagement and learning between staff and students and between students themselves, with a range of communication options. Discussions, Announcements, Conversations (email), Collaborations, Conferences, Calendar, Gradebook, and Speedgrader all offer communications functionality. Some of these are suitable for general class or group communications, and others are great for feedback and … Read More

How to: Set notification preferences in Canvas


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In Canvas you can control how and when the system notifies you about different activities that are happening in your courses. Default notification come by email, but you can change that to include SMS or a number of other web services. Features: However it differs in that: How do I set my Canvas notification preferences? If you have any examples … Read More