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

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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

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

Canvas: What to do when…

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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

I don’t think students received the welcome announcement. What do i do?

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If your welcome announcement was created prior to your course being published and it was NOT set to delayed posting, then your students will not have received an email about the announcement. If this is the case, you can resend the announcement by editing it, selecting delayed posting and set the date and time for some time in the future. … 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

Help! Initial access issues: Troubleshooting Canvas for teachers

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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

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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

Why do I get a “Flash required for recording video” error message when I try to use the Record Video function?

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Often if you’re using Chrome the Record Media comment tool will show a spinning circle with a note saying “Flash required for recording video”. This usually means that Flash is not enabled for this Canvas site by default. To fix this: To the left of the browser’s URL bar you’ll see a lock icon with Secure in green. Click this. … Read More