This year’s Learn Do Share was a great success with record numbers of staff from a range of faculties and service divisions coming together to hear how our speakers have successfully blended technology with assessment and feedback.
There are many benefits of the AdvanceHE fellowship scheme and at an ILT workshop held on 21 March 2018, I shared tips for applying for HEA fellowship along with AP Lesley Gardner, Dr Rhiannon Lloyd and Ruth Dimes who had all gone through the fellowship process.
At ILT’s Learn Do Share 2017, Sally Eberhard shared a number of her most popular Canvas ‘Tips and Tricks’ with attendees.
As part of her session, Sally also invited attendees to share their own tips and tricks. All these valuable ideas, tips, tricks, and reminders have been helpfully consolidated into a Google Form which can be edited so that anyone can add to it.
Throughout the year, I’ve been sharing with the Business School some of the not so well-known features of Canvas, the University’s learning management system. These small, but very helpful ‘Tips and Tricks,’ have proven to be pretty popular with staff within, and outside of, the Faculty.
Earlier this year, the University of Auckland moved to Canvas, our new Learning Management System (LMS). Compared to the previous, in-house solution (Cecil), we’ve found Canvas offers improved teaching and learning tools and features. These include better learning analytics and more organic integration with web services like Google Docs, Google Drive, Khan Academy, YouTube, Turnitin, and Flickr.
Recent feedback from Business School students has been that they overwhelmingly support the move from Cecil to Canvas, and really like Canvas’ user-friendly features. The most common request was for more consistency in how Canvas courses are presented across the Business School. In ILT’s final monthly seminar for 2016, we discussed how to address this request.
We’ve been talking a lot about Canvas, the University of Auckland’s new learning management system this year. Learn Do Share 2015 was devoted entirely to it and there have been numerous email updates, particularly around training, as well as training itself. The roll-out is going well with many staff having attended training and moving towards course design for 2016. But what can we look forward to?