Working with Prerequisites and Requirements in Canvas Modules – Social Work Field Education Preparation

Zaina Indira NehmeCanvas, Constructive alignment, Content development, Examples of practice, Learning Activities & Content, Learning design, Learning Management Systems, LMS, Modules, Project types, Solution developmentLeave a Comment

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

Rollover of S1 to S2 2018 Canvas Course Shells

Zaina Indira NehmeCanvas, Courses, Learning Activities & Content, Modules, ResourcesLeave a Comment

If you have rolled over your course content from a Semester 1 shell to a Semester 2 shell, your QA process should be pretty straightforward as you would already have addressed most of the 14 elements.  Once complete, you can proceed to request a QA, which you can do by filling in the QA request Form, attend a Canvas Drop-in Session, … Read More

How can I tell which student is in which group in Canvas?

Cathy LeahyAPI extensions, Canvas, Group Management, Groups, Learning Activities & Content, People5 Comments

So you’ve set up a Canvas group set added your groups, and assigned students (or students have assigned themselves) to groups, everything is going swimmingly. But now you need to know which students are in which groups. Not an easy thing to find out in Canvas unless you’re prepared to trawl through the membership of every group you have. Fine … Read More

How to: Embed a document in Canvas with file preview enabled

Emma YenchCanvas, Content Creation, Files, How to, Learning Activities & Content, Pages, Resources1 Comment

In Canvas you can embed a document (.docx, .pdf, .pptx, etc.) in the page so the document appears within a frame as a file preview. It looks like this: You can choose a file you’ve already uploaded to Canvas, or you can upload one in the same process. For further information: DLDSC Resource: How to: Structure your content in CanvasCanvas Doc: What … Read More

Canvas: What to do when…

Emma YenchCanvas, Featured, Getting Started, How to, Learning Activities & Content, Resources, Roles & Responsibilities, Tips and TricksLeave a Comment

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

Help! Initial access issues: Troubleshooting Canvas for teachers

Emma YenchCanvas, Getting Started, How to, Learning Activities & Content, Modules, Pages, Resources, Tips and TricksLeave a Comment

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: Set up reflective journals in Canvas

Emma YenchCanvas, Discussions, Feedback & Assessment, How to, Learning Activities & Content, reflective activities, Resources2 Comments

A reflective journal is a learning activity that asks students to engage deeply with the course content by reflecting on its relevance to their own life or learning experience. Reflective journals can be kept as a continuous diary, often useful in WIL and other work placement situations, or at any other time that suits the learning experience. For example, a … Read More

How to: Set up group assignments

Andrea McLaganAssessment, Assignments, Canvas, Feedback & Assessment, GroupsLeave a Comment

Canvas group assignments allow two or more students to submit or demonstrate collaborative work, receive shared feedback and grades, or receive individual feedback and grades. * A group Discussion is a discussion that is confided to a specific group of students. Groups cannot see one another’s posts. A graded group Discussion is still an individual activity that is marked individually.  … Read More

How to: Get started with Canvas for sessional staff

Emma YenchAssessment, Assignments, Canvas, Communications, Featured, Feedback & Assessment, Feedback and Assessment, Getting Started, Gradebook, How to, Learning Activities & Content, Modules, Pages, Speedgrader, TutorialLeave a Comment

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