I don’t think students received the welcome announcement. What do i do?

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If your welcome announcement was created prior to your course being published and it was NOT set to delayed posting, then your students will not have received an email about the announcement. If this is the case, you can resend the announcement by editing it, selecting delayed posting and set the date and time for some time in the future. … Read More

How to: Add other contact details to Canvas

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Canvas allows you to add extra contact details to your account in order to receive notifications from the system. You may want to do this if you have another email address that you access more frequently than your RMIT email, or you may want to add your mobile phone number for immediate important alerts. Please see How to: Set notification … Read More

How to: Add a profile image to Canvas

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You can add a profile image to your account in Canvas which will then appear on any discussion posts, announcements and messages you send. It is useful for students and staff to be able to identify you, and it creates a more personal space. Making your profile picture appear in Canvas is easy. Follow the printable instructions below or watch … 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

Collaboration and Canvas (Google Drive, Youtube Live, Canvas Events)

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  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

How to: Use the calendar in Canvas


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In Canvas, every course and every individual has an associated calendar. You can see all the calendars you have access to by selecting the Calendar link in the global navigation menu. Use the calendar function to keep track of course related events and assessment dates. Features: The Canvas Calendar does not allow instructors to: 528 – Calendar Overview from Canvas LMS on … Read More

How to: Using Canvas Commons


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Commons is a learning object repository.  You can think of Commons as a digital library that allows Canvas users to find, import and share learning resources with other users around the world. The resources available in Commons are: courses, modules, assignments, quizzes, discussions, pages, documents, videos, audio and images. Yes! When clicking on Commons you will be taken to the … Read More