Topic: Create content

Emphasis blocks

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When adding a new block, search and select ‘Emphasis’: You’ll find several types of emphasis blocks to choose from, most of which have a set icon and title, and editable text underneath. Block choices include: Useful tip Important! Find out more… Case study Custom header If you already know...

Create adaptable resources for teaching with technology (ARTTs)

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Basic structure Each resource in the ‘Adaptable resources for teaching with technology’ Collection follows the same broad structure: Introduction and anchor menu (what can the reader expect) How to do this (outline description of activity) What tools can you use? (usually software or a website) When and where to...

Canvas Maths Editor

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Canvas displays any equation created in the Maths Editor (also known as the Equations Editor) as text. The Maths 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 Maths...

Make your subject site clear to all students

Published by LX Team |

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...

How can I… structure my Canvas subject site effectively?

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The following examples demonstrate some of the ways Subject Coordinators at UTS have effectively used Canvas Modules and Pages to clearly guide their students through their subject’s learning materials. Example: Make it simple and clear In this example, the Subject Co-ordinator has identified the topic and contents of their...

How can I… adapt my learning materials for online delivery via Canvas?

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Example: Talk to text A simple way to adapt a lecture for online delivery is to write it down. In this example, a guest lecturer has annotated their slides, providing a detailed yet engaging commentary that guides students through the learning materials. While being precise and thoroughly referenced, the text is relatively informal in style to help students feel directly...

How can I… design effective assessments in Canvas?

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Example: 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 knowledge that...

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

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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 and providing an opportunity for the...

How can I… use Canvas to facilitate social learning?

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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 responses and engaging...

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

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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 a purpose for...

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