Are your assignments set up correctly?

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Now that the initial flurry of activity around Higher Ed Semester 1 go live is starting to settle, its a good time to draw breath and do a quick check on your assignment settings before students start submitting work. Here are a few common Assignment setup issues that are worth checking: Common Assignment set up issues Assignments that say they … Read More

Canvas: What to do when…

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This is a collection of answers to questions we’re being asked at the moment, and tips for doing things smarter. This will be updated several times, you can bookmark it, and please feel free to contribute suggestions if you’ve come across something you think your colleagues would benefit from knowing.   Access issues My teaching staff don’t have access to … Read More

One or more of my students aren’t appearing in my Canvas course

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Firstly, it takes 24-48 hours for student enrolments to appear in Canvas. If the student only enrolled recently check back again tomorrow. If its been longer than that, talk to your School Admin to make sure the students’ enrolment details are correct in SAMs. If they’re correct, raise a servicedesk ticket with ITS.

No students are appearing in my course

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Regular course, not linked to any other If your course has been passed through QA more than 48 hours ago, and its NOT a crosslisted course, contact Project Rewire If it is a crosslisted course Check the other course that it should be linked to. You should have at least 2 sections of students appearing, one for every course … Read More

Help! Initial access issues: Troubleshooting Canvas for teachers

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1. Has your course passed the QA process?How do I check? The course coordinator should have received communications from Project Rewire regarding the progress of your course. If you are not the nominated course coordinator or you have not received them, contact Project Rewire. No – Your course will not have students enrolled until it has passed QA. Contact Project … 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

How to: Get started with Canvas for sessional staff


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Instructure Canvas

Recently we travelled to Singapore and Hong Kong to deliver training we’d developed for sessional and support staff teaching RMIT programs. The training comprised a three hour, face-to-face, hands-on session covering the following canvas functions: It was supported by a series of short pre-training activities designed to demonstrate Canvas functionality from a student perspective, and post-training follow-up answers to questions … Read More

Canvas Early Adopter interviews – Kerin Elsum and Nat Bates

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Midway through 2017, RMIT took nominations for a small group of people to use Canvas in the second semester and to report any issues and ideas back to the teams working to set up Canvas for the whole university to use in 2018. As this group of Early Adopters prepared to start teaching their courses, a quality assurance framework was … Read More