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Transformation: how it’s making a difference

By LX Team,

This year, we embarked on one of our biggest learning and teaching programs at UTS with the LX Transformation. Our move to Canvas, starting with postgraduate courses, is an opportunity to match our digital environment to the campus experience, as well as an opportunity to transform the student experience...

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Comments Box in Canvas

By LX Team,

The Comments Box tool allows you to embed a discussion anywhere in Canvas which uses the Rich Content Editor.

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Social Poll in Canvas

By Katie Duncan,

The Social Poll tool allows you to embed polls in Canvas pages. Immediately after students respond they can see how other students in the course responded.

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Getting students to do pre-class activities: Advice from Joseph Yeo

By Richard Ingold,

One of lecturers’ and tutors’ common complaints is that many students don’t prepare for classes. But is it always their fault? And is it purely due to a lack of interest or motivation? Joseph Yeo answers these questions with a definitive “No”.

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Subject starter kit

By LX Team,

A resource collection for Subject Coordinators on how to get started with your subject in Canvas.

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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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Making your Canvas site clear to all students: 4 tips from our new guide

By Richard Ingold,

When students come to university, they don’t just learn new knowledge and skills. They also learn a new language to describe and explain what they are learning about. And this doesn’t just apply to international students – all students must learn a new way of using English within their...

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Students as co-designers in the LXT

By Franziska Trede,

Engaging students as partners is a powerful idea, the implementation of which has the potential to transform HE. (Healey, Flint & Harrington, 2016) The LX Transformation project at UTS has grown out of the move to the Canvas learning management system. To enrich the process, the Faculty of Engineering...

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Canvas subject shells

By LX Team,

Find out about the content preloaded into the Canvas Course for your subject.

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Guiding principles for your Canvas course

By LX Team,

These eight guiding principles can help you design a great subject site for your students.

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