Canvas: What to do when…

Canvas2 Comments

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

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

WordPress, pros and cons

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Bulgarian WordPress Camp

I’ve been asked to talk briefly to the pros and cons of WordPress, in the ODLT’s session on the RMIT Digital Ecosystem. Not all the elements of RMIT’s system could fit into a single seminar, so I appreciate the opportunity to talk about a thing that falls outside RMIT, and to quietly point to what we know of a wider realm … Read More

Youtube: a necessarily untidy guide to evolving innovation

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Computer screens

According to the RMIT College of Design and Social Context Program Annual Review data, Youtube is the second most used technology after the LMS. Until we get clarity about the turning on of Youtube accounts, should that ever occur, we find staff managing with various work-arounds in order for sensible use of Youtube to be enabled. Do not despair! As I have argued elsewhere, an online culture which seems outwardly messy may not at all be a bad thing.

Resolving conflicting Youtube accounts

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Samantha Vardenega who last year gave a wonderful presentation Getting Started with Youtube was asked about resolving issues around conflicting Youtube accounts. This problem occurred as the university transferred to using Google. After the workshop Samantha wrote to me explaining how to resolve the issue.