Category Archives: eLearning

How to see what’s coming up in Canvas

You can use the ‘List view’ on your Canvas Dashboard to see a list of all of your events, assignments and tasks in a linear, itinerary format. You can also add to-do items to your list and even find Zoom links very easily.

Changing to List View

To change your Dashboard view on Canvas to the List view:

  • Select the three dots next to the Search bar
  • Select List view

Take a look at the video below:

Tech Tip: Create a Table of Contents using Styles in Microsoft Word

Formatting your written work ahead of a deadline can be difficult, so our newest series of Tech Tips will show you some tips and tricks to help you get your written work ready for submission.

Our first Tech Tip explains how to use Styles to create a Table of Contents automatically in Microsoft Word. It’s a tip that will save you lots of time in the run up to a deadline.

Take a look at the video below for more information. Remember, all GSA students can download Microsoft Word to their personal device – log in at office.com to download.

Tech Tip: Using Zoom in Canvas

This short video shows you how to find and access your Zoom meetings in Canvas and also explores some common problems you may encounter, and how to fix these. Below you will find links to further information and where to access help or assistance in using Zoom in Canvas at GSA.

The IT pages on the Student Intranet contain more information about installing and setting up you Zoom account at GSA.

Check out our How to Use Zoom page on Canvas which contains a useful FAQ section that answers many common issues and questions. You can also visit the LTHelp for Students Canvas course for more help and advice using Canvas at GSA.

For help with anything covered in this post, or any other Canvas queries, please contact us at LTHelp@gsa.ac.uk

Tech Tip: Immersive Reader

Immersive Reader is now available within Canvas, making it easy to concentrate on what you’re reading, listen to Canvas pages read aloud, and translate your Canvas pages into other languages!

Watch the video below to find out how to access Immersive Reader in Canvas and use all of the features to help you access your learning materials.

If you’d like to find out more about Immersive Reader or have a question related to any of our digital tools, please contact LTHelp@gsa.ac.uk

Student Tech Tip: 2021 Graduate Showcase

 The GSA 2021 Graduate Showcase site is now ready for students to begin uploading their work. This week’s  Tip pulls together some of the support options available to students and details where students can get further help and assistance with uploading and presenting their work to the 2021 Graduate Showcase. 

Screenshot of Grad Showcase Intranet

The Graduate Showcase pages on the Student Intranet is the main hub of information for students regarding the showcase and presenting your work online. At the bottom of the Graduate Showcase page you will find the Graduate Showcase calendar which is useful to see a timeline of key dates over the next few months. 

For an introduction to this year’s showcase for students, see the introductory information which you should also have received via email.

Other Information available on the Graduate Showcase pages of the Student Intranet includes advice on website building, documenting your work, utilising social media, writing artist’s statements and lots more. 

The LTHelp for students course on Canvas also has more information on accessing the site and where to get help. 

If you need further support with accessing, uploading or presenting your work on the Graduate Showcase site, student’s can contact the learning technology team at LTHelp@gsa.ac.uk

 

Student Tech Tip: Mind mapping in Miro

 This week’s Tech Tip demonstrates how to create a mind map in Miro. Students starting the research process can use mind maps to identify all of the themes, sub-themes and facets of interest with regard to their research topic.

Miro makes this process easy, and you can use a mind map template to get started. One of the benefits of creating digital mind maps is that you can add lots of different kinds of media to your mind map.

The video below demonstrates how to get started:

If you have any questions about mind mapping in Miro or any other learning technology related topic, please contact us at LTHelp@gsa.ac.uk
 

Student Tech Tip: Customising Notifications by Course

 

In this Tech Tip we show students how to update their notification settings on a course by course basis. This process also applies to staff who wish to reduce the amount of Canvas notifications they recieve to their GSA email address. Staff may wish to customise notifications for specific courses where they are enrolled as a teacher, but do not want to receive the communications to students from other staff. We do not recommend turning notifications off completely, as you may miss out on essential information, rather we suggest to use a daily or weekly summary email to condense multiple course notifications into one. 
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