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

Collaboration and Canvas (Editing Wikipedia in Canvas)

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In this episode of the Canvas Collaboration series, we’re looking at a simple activity that asks students to edit a Wikipedia article as a collaborative exercise, and bringing that activity inside Canvas. To quote the Wikipedia in Education program: “…Perhaps you want to be on the cutting edge of using technology in the classroom, or maybe you’re interested in improving … Read More

Embed Google Docs and manage with Drive

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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

How to: Embed content in Canvas – Google Slides, Youtube, Wikipedia

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Embedding content into Canvas is fast and easy, and enables you to spend more time outside Canvas connecting with others online and networking your teaching practices. You can collaborate with people outside of Canvas and RMIT, when accessing and learning how to use Canvas can be more trouble than its worth. Any updates your team makes to the content you’ve … Read More

Canvas update: Google Drive and Embedding 3D

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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. Google Drive Google Drive has been enabled in Canvas and works with RMIT Google accounts. You can include it in your course menu (learn how from the Canvas guides). This feature will allow … Read More