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Collaborative assessment: Group submissions in Canvas

Canvas features a range of useful tools that facilitate group and collaborative work between students. These tools include collaborative Pages, Collaborations – online shared Google Docs or Office 365 documents, and Canvas Groups. In this post we are going to

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Smarter study – 5 great apps for students

As the new academic year is now well underway, we thought that it would be worthwhile updating our ‘Smarter study – 5 essential apps for students’ post. With a new online learning platform and a host of new educational and

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Canvas: New Commons Favourites button in Rich Content Editor

What is Canvas Commons? Canvas Commons is a repository or resources and activities that you can draw upon to use in your Canvas module sites. Commons contains learning objects that other Canvas users, both at the University of Sussex and

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Poll Everywhere UK User Group Event 2019

The fourth annual Poll Everywhere UK User Group Event was held on Thursday 11th April 2019 at the University of Liverpool. This year’s User Group focused on the theme of ‘Increasing student engagement’ and was attended by around 60 delegates

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Adding Requirements & Prerequisites in your Canvas modules.

Tutors can develop their use of the Units area in a Canvas module by making use of the Requirements and Prerequisites tools. These tools allow you to further guide your students through your module, directing them through the resources and

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Student Created Technologies for Learning

Judith Good, Professor of Interaction Design and Inclusion, runs a joint third year and Masters module titled ‘Technology Enhanced Learning Environments’ at the University of Sussex. We spoke to Judith to learn more about the module and find out what

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Canvas Know-how 5: Customising your home page

In your Canvas modules it is possible to choose which view you would like to set as the home page. There are a number of different options to choose from, depending on how you would like to present your content

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Canvas news: 18/19 modules now available to teaching staff

We are pleased to announce that new module sites for the 2018-19 academic year are now available within Canvas for all staff registered as a module convenor, assessment convenor or tutor for modules that exist on the University’s database. These

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