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Canvas news: May update

The implementation of Canvas continues to progress well and training for staff is well underway.  Since our last update in early April bookings to attend Canvas Fundamentals workshops have been flooding in.  The demand has been such that Technology Enhanced

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Canvas highlights 7: Combining content on a single Canvas page.

When your modules are migrated to Canvas they will look different to how they did in Study Direct. Your Study Direct site will have displayed a mix of items on a single section / page whereas, during the migration, by

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Canvas highlights 6: Conferences

Canvas provides staff and students with many collaboration opportunities and in this Canvas highlights post we will be taking a look at Conferences. Canvas Conferences use a tool called BigBlueButton to enable staff to create online virtual spaces in order

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Canvas news: an update on progress

Since our last Canvas update in early February, work has continued at full pace, with a focus on preparing training for all staff and establishing the mechanisms for creating module areas, accounts for staff and students and contributory assessment based

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Canvas highlights 5: Collaborations

In the second of these Canvas Highlights posts we looked at Groups and some of the ways that students can work together. This post will explore more of the collaboration tools available in our new Canvas VLE. Course Pages When

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Canvas highlights 4. Rich Content Editor

In this weeks ‘Canvas Highlights’ we take a look at the Rich Content Editor. This represents the set of uniform tools which are available across the Canvas system when creating and editing your content; from entering text to inserting graphics, maths

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Canvas highlights 3. Peer Assessment

Continuing our Canvas highlights series, this week we are looking at peer assessment. In Canvas it is possible to set ‘Assignments’ to enable students to mark and review each other’s work. In addition, the ‘Discussion’ tool can be used to

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Canvas Highlights – 2. Groups

Canvas provides lots of opportunities for students to learn together. One of the features that enables this is Groups. This post provides a brief overview of Canvas Groups and suggests some ways in which teachers and learners may want to

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