Gone But Not Forgotten: Helping Programs Engage Recent (and soon-to-be) Graduates

Stephanie HoltFeatured, Graduate EmployabilityLeave a Comment

Badges showing graduate interests - CVs, teaching, international employment etc

As the DSC Innovation (Every Graduate Ready) team, Yannick Thoraval and I recently spent time with a number of DSC programs learning about their connection with graduates and former students, and developing activities to enhance these relationships. Programs greatly value their graduates. They are keen to support these students in their transition to employment but also see strong benefits flowing … Read More

Rubric examples

Mark O'RoukeAssessment, Canvas, Content Creation, Courses, Examples of practice, Featured, Feedback & Assessment, Feedback and Assessment, Rubric, RubricsLeave a Comment

Rubric examples Word versions of the example rubrics are below. You can also import the complete set into your Canvas site if you follow the instructions below. Once they are in your Canvas you can adapt and modify for your assessments. Action Research Critical Reflection  Essay  Infographic  Portfolio  Presentation These example rubrics follow principles of good rubric design and will help … Read More

DIY Welcome Video Workshops

Jennifer FarrowCanvas, Featured, Video learningLeave a Comment

The DSC Digital Learning Team are running workshops for teaching staff to learn more about recording their own videos. You can use a multitude of recording devices to create your masterpiece, from the webcam in your computer to the mobile phone in your pocket. We will provide you with tips and tricks for recording your videos with ease, on your … Read More

Are your assignments set up correctly?

Emma YenchAssessment, Assignments, Canvas, Featured, Feedback & Assessment, Getting Started, Rubric, Sections, Tips and TricksLeave a Comment

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…

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

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

Canvas Early Adopter interviews – Kerin Elsum and Nat Bates

Leigh BlackallCanvas, Current thinking in learning design, Examples of practice, Experience, Featured, Getting Started, Learning Management Systems, LMS, Professional development, Project types, Strategic alignment, Tips and TricksLeave a Comment

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

Embed Google Docs and manage with Drive

Leigh BlackallCanvas, Collaborations, Featured, How to, Tips and TricksLeave a Comment

Continuing the series on embedding content in Canvas, this time focusing on Google Docs and Drive. The example Canvas course being referred to is at https://canvas.instructure.com/courses/1202385 please feel free to join that course if you’d like to follow it as a guide and step through to setting up your own course in Canvas. To use this method, you need to … Read More

Canvas update: Google Drive and Embedding 3D

Howard ErreyCanvas, Featured1 Comment

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. Firstly, it’s good to see that Google Drive has been enabled in Canvas, and it even works with RMIT Google accounts. You can find it in the course menu. This feature will allow … Read More