Canvas update: Google Drive and Embedding 3D

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One of the strengths of Canvas is the ability to link and embed different types of tools from within course sites. Following are a couple of examples. Google Drive Google Drive has been enabled in Canvas and works with RMIT Google accounts. You can include it in your course menu (learn how from the Canvas guides). This feature will allow … Read More

How to: Use H5P Content in Canvas

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“H5P is a free and open-source content collaboration framework based on JavaScript” – Wikipedia This means that it can be used to create rich HTML 5 content that can be used in many web platforms including Canvas. This content can be shared, reused and modified and this all done through a browser with no desktop software required. It is entirely … Read More

Interview with Juan Sanin

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One of the great things about Canvas is that it’s open software. Anyone can create their own instance for free. When it became clear last year that RMIT would be getting Canvas there were a number of staff who started their own instance to learn the functionality and give it a try. One of these was Juan Sanin from Industrial … 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

How to: Get started with Canvas quizzes

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Quizzes in Canvas are a type of assignment designed to assess student understanding and comprehension of course material. Quizzes can be both graded and ungraded. You can create four different types of quizzes in Canvas. These are: The table below compares the types of questions available in Canvas and Blackboard. To road-test the question types you can use in a … Read More

DSC Canvas Early Adopters

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This year RMIT’s Learning Management System will begin a transition from Blackboard into Canvas. Those of you who attended the Project Rewire launches would have heard Martin Bean and Belinda Tynan talking about the impact that Canvas could have on Learning and Teaching at RMIT University.  For any organisation, transitioning into a completely new system is a major undertaking, one that … Read More

How to: Structure your content in Canvas

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In Canvas, content can be organised using files, pages or modules, or a combination of these. Features: Structure: an overview from the University of Washington (Open Canvas Module) More help with Files [Canvas Community resources] How do I create a page? More help with Pages [Canvas Community resources] How do I create a module? More help with Modules [Canvas community documentation] How do … Read More