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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Moving to MyUni Canvas next year

Our team is working closely with course coordinators teaching in MyUni Canvas from 2017 to transform courses from MyUni (Blackboard) to MyUni (Canvas). Why are we moving to MyUni Canvas? Students and staff have overwhelmingly supported Canvas to replace Blackboard as the learning platform for MyUni and Echo360 as the new lecture recording system.  Watch […]

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Countdown to MyUni Canvas in semester 1

With the Christmas pageant over and the welcome burst of summer weather, thoughts are turning to the holiday break. One thing to cross off your “to do list” before then is to schedule a 1-hour collaboration with an eLearning adviser to get started in MyUni Canvas.  If you’ve done this already, then you’re no doubt planning […]

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What’s new?

Over 560 course coordinators have already met with an eLearning Adviser to transform their course from MyUni (Blackboard) to MyUni (Canvas). We recently organised focus group sessions with staff and students to hear what worked well this semester—and identify opportunities for improvement next year. Over half a million minutes of video has been viewed through Echo […]

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Canvas community ideas

The Canvas community ideas posts are important drivers for Instructure to prioritise development and bug fixes in Canvas. In the past three years, they have implemented about 40% of the feature ideas that received 30 or more votes in the feature discussion forums. The Canvas Feature Ideas forum allows Instructure to collect great ideas from […]

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Echo360 installation progress

Our team will be installing the new Echo360 lecture recording system into additional venues ready for teaching in Semester 1 2017. The phased rollout begins on Monday 21 November. Echo360 was installed in a small number of venues in Semester 2 2016 to provide lecture recording for MyUni Canvas courses. Installation into additional venues supports […]

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Updated FAQs for staff and students

Do you have a question about MyUni Canvas? Our support team has put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from University staff and students already using MyUni Canvas and Echo360. They’ve drafted answers and links to guides specifically for our users. If there’s already a Canvas online guide that responds to a […]

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Echo360 active learning showcase

How can we empower students to be more active and engaged learners during lectures? How can we find out, in the moment, how well students comprehend lecture content? What’s making sense to them? What isn’t? Where might they want to delve deeper?

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