Technology: Canvas

Canvas Accessibility Checker: accessible practice

Published by LX Team |

The Canvas Accessibility Checker is a great inbuilt tool that will scan your page and produce a report pointing out different types of accessibility problems and prompt you to fix them. Like any automated accessibility checker, it will not pick up on all issues, it is a useful way...

Submitting Grades and AVRs using Grades Plus (OPM subjects only)

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Grades Plus allows you to submit your final grades for a subject or submit an AVR (Authority to Vary Results). An AVR is required in some cases where final grades cannot be finalised or when grades need to be updated after the grade submission end date. Grades Plus has been...

Write a resource page

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Basic structure Each collection of resources has a slightly different structure, depending on the topic. However, many resources include the following basic structures: Introduction and anchor menu (what can the reader expect) Headings (signposting content and linked to anchor menu) Paragraphs, lists and tables (short descriptions of activities or...

Create examples of good practice in Canvas sites (how can I…?)

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Basic structure Each resource in the ‘Creating examples of good practice in Canvas sites’ Collection follows the same structure: Introduction and anchor menu (what can the reader expect) Examples of good practice (short descriptions and visuals) Thanks to academics who contributed Content guidelines Whilst each individual resource is unique,...

Exit Ticket

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How to do this This activity is designed to elicit student feedback on the session and to help them reflect on their learning.  Preparation An exit ticket is a quick quiz to gauge students’ understanding of the lesson, so you can use a range of question types. Some popular...

Share your Zoom link with students

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There are two template pages, one for large classes (multiple tutorial groups) and one for smaller cohorts. These templates are specific to your faculty. If you do not have access to your Faculty template course, please request access using this form. All Canvas subjects with online classes using Zoom...

Canvas Math Editor

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Canvas displays any equation created in the Math Editor as text. The Math Editor stores equations in LaTeX format and Canvas uses MathJax to convert them on-the-fly to mathematical notation. You don’t need any additional software to view equations created using the Math Math editor – it just works....

Align your subject with its course

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Students undertake a subject within the broader context of the course they are enrolled in, so it’s worth considering the student experience of their broader study as you plan your subject’s Canvas site. You may no longer have the opportunity to workshop with the entirety of the course teaching...

Adjust subject session dates in Canvas

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You can customise the start and end dates for a Canvas subject site. The default session dates for the availability of a Canvas subject site are controlled by information in CASS. However, for minor session subjects, such as May and October subjects, these predefined dates do not always match...

Make your subject site clear to all students

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UTS is an inclusive university, which aims to give all students the opportunity to be successful. With our culturally, linguistically and ability diverse students in mind, the LX team has produced this guide to making your Canvas course as clear as possible. When writing materials for students, it’s vital...

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