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Canvas Know-how 3: Managing the Module Menu

[note: this post has been updated to reflect a terminology change on the Sussex Canvas VLE, to align it to Sussex terminology] One of the most significant differences between the structures of Study Direct and Canvas is an increased range

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Canvas Know-how 1: Combining content on a single Canvas page.

When your module content is migrated to Canvas it will be displayed slightly differently to the way it looked in Study Direct. The two VLEs have different approaches to organising content, so you will see a best fit interpretation of

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Canvas news: an update on progress

[note: this post has been updated to reflect a terminology change on the Sussex Canvas VLE, to align it to Sussex terminology] Since our last Canvas update in early February, work has continued at full pace, with a focus on

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Canvas highlights 3. Peer Assessment

[note: this post has been updated to reflect a terminology change on the Sussex Canvas VLE, to align it to Sussex terminology] Continuing our Canvas highlights series, this week we are looking at peer assessment. In Canvas it is possible

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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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Moving to Canvas: what’s happening behind the scenes

Since the first announcement of our decision to adopt Canvas, there has been a lot of work going on behind the scenes to get the new virtual learning environment (VLE) ready for our staff and students. Some of this work

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Canvas highlights 1. Quizzes

Welcome to the first in a series of posts highlighting exciting features staff and students can expect to find in the university’s new virtual learning environment (VLE), Canvas. Each of these posts will showcase a great feature within Canvas that

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Canvas will replace StudyDirect as the Sussex VLE

From the beginning of the 2018/19 academic year, Sussex will be using Canvas as the institutional Virtual Learning Environment. Canvas will enhance our capability to offer a truly modern, digital learning experience, combining an intuitive, clean workspace with robust, cloud-based

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