Canvas update: Google Drive and Embedding 3D

Howard ErreyCanvas, Featured1 Comment

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. Firstly, it’s good to see that Google Drive has been enabled in Canvas, and it even works with RMIT Google accounts. You can find it in the course menu. 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

Howard ErreyHow to, Resources, Strategic alignment, Student as producer6 Comments

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

Be Blackboard and Google Drive/Apps ready for semester 2

Zaina Indira NehmeContent development, Current thinking in learning design, Featured, General, How to, Learning design, Learning Management Systems, LMS, Other, Professional development, Project types, Resources, Strategic alignment, SystemsLeave a Comment

The beginning of a new semester can be a daunting experience not only for students but for teachers as well; in particular for those who are teaching for the first time, are relatively new to teaching or simply are returning to teaching after a break.  Teachers often get asked: “Are you ready to go? and the answer to this is … Read More

How to: Create videos using Hangouts on Air

Andrea McLaganCurrent thinking in learning design, Flexible learning, How to, Professional development, Project types, Resources, Strategic alignment1 Comment

create video using Google Hangouts on Air

You can use Google Hangouts on Air to create a video which you can then edit, manage and release on YouTube. The following document will step you through the process of creating a video using Google Hangouts on Air. You can follow the links in the document, and note that related how-to’s are listed below should you want to learn … Read More

How to: Use Google Hangouts and Hangouts on Air

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use google hangouts

What are Google Hangouts? Google Hangouts is a video, chat and broadcast platform that you can use for multiple purposes, including: The following document will step you through the process of using Google Hangouts and Hangouts on Air. You can follow the links in the document, and note that related how-to’s are listed below should you want to learn more. … Read More

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

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invite people to join a google community

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

How to: Join a community in G+

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join a G+ community

A Google Community is a communal space where you can share ideas and have ongoing conversations with other people in your course, or with people around other shared interests. The following document will step you through the process of joining a Google Community. You can follow the links in the document, and note that related how-to’s are listed below should … Read More