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Communicating with students in Canvas

Canvas includes several tools for communication between teachers and students within a module. In this post I will give an overview of Announcements, Discussions, Chat and Conversations, looking at when each would be a good choice. Announcements The icon for

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New Resources for Canvas: Embedded Library Subject Guides

One of the features that stands out about Canvas is the ability to connect other systems into the modules, extending them with additional activities and activities. Recently, our library colleagues have been working to provide just such an integration for the Library Subject Guides and we’re delighted to have a guest post from Chris Brown, explaining how to add Subject Guide content in any Sussex Canvas module.

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Posted in Apps and tools, Canvas

Innovative, immersive and accessible teaching practice. New staff development opportunities

Would you like to provide immersive, accessible and innovative learning and assessment experiences for your students? During the months of February and March, Technology Enhanced Learning will be offering a range of professional development opportunities for staff on these themes.

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5 top tips for beating the weather with Canvas

The recent cold weather and news of rail disruption has got the Sussex TEL Team thinking how technology and our online study platform  Canvas in particular can help to minimise the impact of weather on teaching and learning. Using Canvas

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Improving the student experience of our online study platform: Introducing consistency

Early reports suggest that Canvas, our new online study platform at Sussex, has been well received by students, particularly first years. One of the strengths of Canvas is that students find it easier to stay on top of their studies

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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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Preparing for the assessment period and Spring teaching term? Staff development opportunities from TEL

To celebrate the new year, we are pleased to announce the launch of a new programme of workshops and webinars taking place over January. What is this and who is it for? Technology Enhanced Learning provide advice, training and guidance

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What’s New in Canvas? (December 2018)

The new Canvas release for December has just been rolled out across the University, this will bring a few helpful changes to Canvas that will enhance your day to day experience. Two of the biggest changes are the ability to

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