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Register for this year’s online CanvasCon – one month to go!

By Christopher Girdler,

This year's Canvas community event will be a digital experience that you can tune in to from the comfort of your own home.

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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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Adjusting subject session dates in Canvas

By LX Team,

A guide to adjusting your subject session dates in Canvas.

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Course Site Shell Overview

By LX Team,

This resource explains the different components of the Course site shell.

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UTS Course sites and how to use them

By LX Team,

This resource explains what course sites are and some of the ways they can be used.

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Video easy – source online clips via UTS Library

By Elizabeth Smith,

Take a look at UTS Library’s extensive video databases, which include a wealth of educational, instructional and popular videos.

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Using Zoom in Canvas

By LX Team,

Guide to using Zoom in Canvas.

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