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How can I… encourage engagement with my Canvas subject’s learning materials?

By LX Team,

#1 Guided listening  While videos can be great for presenting interesting and engaging content, students will often need to be guided through this material so that they can focus on the key information. By providing a video and comprehension questions on this Canvas page, the Subject Coordinator has given students...

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How can I… use Canvas to facilitate social learning?

By LX Team,

#1 Shared understanding Discussion boards allow you to create a space in which students can share their insights into subject content and draw from those of their peers. In this example, the Subject Coordinator has set two pre-class readings and asked students to identify two of the key concepts which they contain. By providing their own...

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How can I… build relationships with and between students in Canvas?

By LX Team,

#1 Create a personal welcome video Welcoming students to a subject using video messages can be a powerful way to establish teacher presence and to help students learn about the expertise of their teaching team. In fully online subjects, welcome videos are even more vital for creating student engagement...

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How can I… design effective assessments in Canvas?

By LX Team,

Assessment overview #1 Skills and knowledge breakdown In this first example, the Subject Coordinator has used the UTS Canvas shell’s Assessment Overview page to very clearly outline each assessment task, and to provide a link to its submission point. They have also included a breakdown of the skills and...

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Teaching online? Get mobile – there’s an app for that

By David Yeats,

Did you know that Canvas has apps for teachers and students? Here's how you can get started with them for online teaching.

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Oopsie! What not to do in Canvas

By LX Team,

We call out the top 12 errors made in Canvas – follow our fixes and ensure your site is in top shape for spring.

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Canvas Groups and Pages for collaboration

By LX Team,

Get across how Canvas Groups and Pages can be set up to enable students to work together.

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Help is on the way! Bookings now open for Canvas Lab

By LX Team,

With Autumn session just around the corner, we are extending our support hours so we can help all teaching staff who are starting with Canvas ensure that their subject site is good to go. Even if you’re not using Canvas yet, we’ll be assisting with a wide range of...

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How to make your subject more accessible

By Intan Endah-Bonsu,

At UTS we pride ourselves in setting a high standard for inclusivity so that students are provided with the best access to education as possible. In this post, I will go through how you can use the in-built features of Canvas to easily make your subject content more accessible...

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