Quality Confirmation Review Process

The QC Review is an independent appraisal and feedback of Canvas sites, along with avenues of support for improving the student experience. The review adopts a student-centred approach, with the view that all course information and access to other technologies used should be readily accessible to students via Canvas. The review is done against four dimensions. 


What are the dimensions? 


  • Dimension 1 - Content (lecture of equivalent):

    Lectures or equivalent content is available for each topic/module/week (recorded lecture, narrated pptx, topic notes). Recommended tools include Echo 360, Collaborate Ultra, Studio and PowerPoint audio over slides.

  • Dimension 2 - Readings and Resources:

    Course readings and resources are available in Canvas. Relevant resources are available to students to support the completion of required learning activities and assessments. 

  • Dimension 3 - Learning Activities:

    Students have sufficient opportunities to apply knowledge and skills in preparation for assessment. 

  • Dimension 4 - Collaboration and Engagement:

    Students can communicate and engage with staff and other students through the use of discussion boards and other tools. 

When is it happening? 

  • August 3

    The QC will be undertaken from week 3, and one week of activity will be reviewed. You will be contacted by the ADG team when the review commences.

  • August 14

    Receive report with suggested actions (if any).

  • August 28

    QC status reports are to be submitted to the DVCE by August 28. This allows at least 2 weeks to address any issues.


How are the dimensions assessed? 


Each dimension will be assessed as “exceeds threshold”, “base threshold” and “requires support”. 
Exceeds Threshold Base Threshold Requires Support
D1 - Content Recorded video with slide images, chunked into discreet topics. Podcasts per topic if no visuals are required. Lectures or equivalent made available within Canvas through audio recordings, voice over slides or similar methods. Lecture recordings have clear topic notes and instructions within Canvas.

If you require support:

• Check the resources below

• Contact your school SALT

• Contact the Digital Learning Team at: dsc.lt@rmit.edu.au

• Sign up for PD Sessions

D2 - Readings and Resources Reading List (Leganto) is utilised for required readings within Canvas. Additional tools may also support students with resources within the Canvas Required readings and resources are available within Canvas as online resources or links. (ie PDFs, files and resources embedded in Canvas)
D3 - Learning Activities (As per Base Level) + Activities are varied to provide students with a more diverse learning experience. Scheduled synchronous activities that allow opportunity to practice skills and apply/test knowledge. Activities should provide student-to-student interaction and feedback from the teacher. Instructions clear and resources easily accessible.
D4 - Collaboration and Engagement Weekly/topic-based discussion boards are available and/or staff maintain an FAQs discussion board. Discussion Boards are available for student posts, questions and interactions. Recommended to have one board per assessment; and a General Queries board. Canvas announcements are used to communicate with students

Click here to download the checklist to see if your canvas site meets the dimensions in the quality confirmation review.
Completing the checklist is optional, however if you would like to send the completed form to us we can use this for the review. Don't forget to enter your name, course code and course name before sending it to: dsc.lt@rmit.edu.au

Resources


  1. Collaborate Ultra: https://dsctal.space/rmit-systems-enabled/#collaborate 
  2. Echo 360: https://dsctal.space/rmit-systems-enabled/#echo360 
  3. Canvas Studios: https://dsctal.space/rmit-systems-enabled/#studios 
  4. Narrating a Power Point: https://dsctal.space/recording-video/#powerpoint 
  5. Guideline 1 – Content, Resources & Instructions: https://www.rmit.edu.au/staff/teaching-supporting-students/enabling-online-learning-and-teaching/online-learning-guidelines/content 
  6. Weekly Content Canvas Page Structure: 
  • Topic Overview: Overview of the topic to be covered. 

  

  • Learning Objectives: This topic will contribute to the following learning objectives:
    • Learning Objective 1 
    • Learning Objective 2 
    • Learning Objective 3 
    • Learning Objective 4 

 

  • Required Learning Material: Find below a list of all the learning resources used in the lecture.  This list will include a copy of the slides, a recording of the lecture and any other resources.  We expect you to read, watch and listen to these resources before joining me for the online tutorial where I will be able to unpack and expand on some concepts.  These will either expand on this week’s topics or prepare you for the following week. 
    • [Link to Echo 365 Lecture Recording] 
    • [Power Point Slides] 
    • [Video Link/File] 
    • [PDFs] 
    • [Podcast Link/Audio File] 

 

  • Recommended Learning MaterialThe resources below will assist you in expanding and complementing the content delivered in the lecture and the online tutorials.  It is strongly recommended that you allocate time to go through these resources as it is likely that we will refer to these in class and in the tutorials.  You can also include a link to the Reading List (is available)