As an integral part of our students’ learning experience, we need to ensure that the standard of all Canvas module sites meet ARU’s minimum requirements as agreed through consultation with faculties and relevant professional services.Introduced in 2017/18, the requirements are reviewed each year to ensure that our use of Canvas continues to evolve to enhance students’ learning and meet their needs, whether learning on or off campus. It's important to be aware of the current Canvas LMS Minimum Requirements (2018/19) and the revised LMS Minimum Requirements 2020/21 that are to be implemented for all Canvas module sites from September 2020.
The following courses provide guidance in how to get started with Canvas and use the latest developments. The links below require a login.
Canvas quick wins – this self-paced course shows how to meet the minimum requirements set by the LMS steering group
Further Canvas staff development – these online courses delve into more specialist Canvas functionalities, including:
MyShowcase – this course provides staff with the guidance materials for the MyShowcase e-portfolio.
We also run a number of webinars to better understand the functionalities of MyShowcase including Using Forms, Using Tasks, and Using MyShowcase as a student. Book here.
Professional services staff supporting students on Canvas (Canvas student support) this course is for staff who need to support students using Canvas. The workshop will cover an introduction to Canvas from a student perspective.
Copyright and the LMS – this online course will inform you of the issues surrounding copyright and the LMS with advice on how to get the most from current copyright laws in the UK HE context, offer advice on how to avoid copyright infringement, provide tools and information that will help you find copyright free objects, and useful places for information and advice.