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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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Canvas Know-how 4: Creating a Glossary in Canvas

Whilst Canvas provides a variety of new opportunities that weren’t available in Study Direct, there are a couple of resource types that don’t have a direct Canvas equivalent. One of these is the Glossary tool, which has been used in

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Canvas highlights 8: Embedded Reading Lists

[note: this post has been updated to reflect a terminology change on the Sussex Canvas VLE, to align it to Sussex terminology] As part of the ongoing work to integrate core University resources with Canvas, we’re really delighted that the

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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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Blending Classroom Teaching with Online Learning in your VLE – Podcast S02 E04

Sussex TEL: Teaching with Tech S02 E04 – Blending Classroom Teaching with Online Learning in your VLE with Claire Fennell In this episode, we talk to Claire Fennell, a Senior Instructional Designer at University College Cork in Ireland, about how to

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Canvas highlights 7: Discussions

Discussion boards are a common feature of VLEs, supporting the collaborative exploration of ideas and understanding that plays a central role on the development of knowledge. Canvas Discussions offer a rich set of options and a clean, highly usable interface.

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Canvas Know-how 2: Making Use of Announcements

[note: this post has been updated to reflect a terminology change on the Sussex Canvas VLE, to align it to Sussex terminology] Announcements in Canvas are a great way of making students aware of important news. For example, if there

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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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