Open Educational Resources and Practices

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A line drawing of an apple tree, is several different framed compositions on the one page

Featured image: Theory and practice of teaching art by Arthur Dow 1857-1922 Open Educational Resources (OER) and Practices (OEP) are one of the specialities within the College of Design and Social Context’s Digital Learning team. We have a combined 50 years experience in the field. This post is prepared primarily for the RMIT Library, who in recent meetings have expressed interest … Read More

Copyright workshops with the Library

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Copyright symbols on Wikimedia Commons

The RMIT Library is delivering one hour training sessions titled Getting CopyRight.   City Campus: Tuesday 6 March 10:30am Tuesday 13 March 2:30pm Thursday 22 March 3:00pm Wednesday 28 March 11:00am Register here   Brunswick Campus Wednesday 7 March 2:00pm Wednesday 14 March 10:30am Tuesday 20 March 9:00am Tuesday 27 March 11am Register here   Bundoora Campus Thursday 8 March 2:30pm Thursday 15 … Read More

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

How to: DIY course intro video: using your smartphone


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The 14 Elements around the Canvas implementation requires that courses contain an introductory video for students (element #4).  This can be a simple thing to create for yourself. Here we show you the basics of creating your own video introduction. The following video series are quick tips to guide you in creating a video using your smartphone. More DIY videos

How to: Apply adaptive release on modules


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This blog assumes that you already know what modules are, and how you can set them up in Canvas.  If you are not sure, we recommend you to read our blog on How to: Create and Manage Modules in Canvas first and then return to these instructions. When working with Modules, Canvas allows instructors to release course content based on prerequisites and … Read More

Improving Youtube recommendations

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When we create a new Youtube channel, the first thing we notice is that the recommended videos at the Youtube home are far from useful or remotely topical. This is because Youtube doesn’t yet know what our channel is about or what we’re interested in. We can quickly improve what’s there by taking a few minutes to delete the recommendations … Read More