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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 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 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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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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