It has been more than 2 years since RMIT adopted Canvas and its learning management system; and it can be said that almost every course taught across the university currently has a presence in Canvas. Although the last 24 months have been dominated by the adoption of the 14 elements and ensuring that all courses meet the criteria set out by RMIT Studios, little thought has been given to how teachers can maintain, organise and clean their Canvas shell.
Introduction My First Six Months (MF6M) is a learning and teaching initiative that was recently implemented in three first year studio courses in Industrial Design. The project introduced students to learner-centred teaching approaches in their first semester to set them up for independence as learners in these courses and their future studies. MF6M aimed to incorporate learning and teaching practices … Read More
Video tutorials provide an important content-delivery tool in many face-to-face, flipped, blended, and online classes. They are known for being highly effective and powerful educational tools which can be part of a productive learning experience. Instructional videos, especially when demonstrating the use of a computer application can provide learners with a level of affordance than other mediums do not provide. … Read More
There are different places where you can get help with Canvas; however, identifying the most appropriate one can sometimes be tricky. To assist you in finding the right help point, the DSC Digital Learning Team has designed a Canvas Help Flowchart (see below). Just follow the prompts and you will arrive at the right help destination. Feel free to print the … Read More
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