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

Google Sites Transitions

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Further to our recent post on Google Sites here is a nice demonstration from Geoff Marchiori in particular showing how to roll classic sites over into the new sites. As usual with Google Sites we recommend you begin building Sites with your private account and then move ownership across to your University account(s).

The New Google Sites

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The new Google sites is available both on RMIT and private accounts. They are not replacing the classic sites – see the section on Migration below. There are a number of new features of this long overdue refresh providing a new ease and speed in creating content that also removes several complications. Due to the ease and speed with which … Read More

Practical Analytics

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In 2015 we ran our practical analytics project.  As well as using feedback from student activity to improve course design we also ran a number of events. You can view the blogs where videos of many of these events are available. www.practicalanalytic.wordpress.com. One major achievement from the project was how Kat Daley from Global Urban and Social Studies was able … Read More

How to: Invite staff and students to join a community in G+

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You can use a Google Community as a communal space where you can share ideas and have ongoing conversations with students and staff involved in your course. The following document will step you through the process of inviting them to join your Google Community. You can follow the links in the document, and note that related how-to’s are listed below … Read More

Creating a student feedback response system using Google Forms

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RMIT University uses Keepad, Responseware and Turning Point to provide a personal response system for students in the classroom. This is a good solution but it doesn’t cover every use case. Sometimes you want to create a simple, immediate interactive feedback opportunities for learners in class or online over a period of time. For institutions using Google for Education a … Read More