Innovation Deserves Recognition

Posted by Patty Godbey on Mar 16, 2018 9:55:37 AM

Do you know someone who is innovative in their teaching?  Nominate them today!

CU Online seeks nominations for the 2018 CU Online Innovator Award.  Each year this award recognizes and honors an outstanding CU Denver faculty member for efforts in improving education through the use of technology.  Now in its seventh year, the CU Online Innovator Award recipient will be recognized during the annual CU Online Spring Symposium, to be held on May 16th, 2018.

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Register Now for the Spring Symposium!

Posted by Jason Drysdale on Mar 16, 2018 7:37:22 AM

Spring Symposium 2018 is upon us! Join us this year at CU South Denver on Wednesday, May 16th for a day full of learning and fun focused on our theme: Seeing the Forest and the Trees. Our sessions this year will all be forestry-themed and focused on student-centered approaches to online learning. Here are a few session titles to whet your appetite:

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Motivating Students Online: Gradebook Tools for Connecting with Students

Posted by Sarah North on Mar 15, 2018 1:37:14 PM

This is the first in a series of posts, intended to provide actionable Canvas strategies that instructors can easily implement to help improve motivation and engagement among online students.

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Operation Collaboration

Posted by John Butt on Mar 15, 2018 8:21:56 AM

Here at CU Online, our goal is to support you, the faculty and staff of online academic programs, by providing high-quality training on technological resources, to ensure that students are transitioning smoothly to the online environment and are ultimately successful in achieving their academic and career goals. As part of those efforts,  our Navigation Team (John Butt, Corey Edwards) partner with academic advisors and other administrators to determine how we can best direct prospective and current online students.

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Posted by Jason Drysdale on Feb 6, 2018 3:21:31 PM

A few weeks ago, the CU College of Nursing (colloquially known as the CON) received a well-deserved accolade from U.S. News & World Report—recognition as the fourth best online Master’s in Nursing program in the U.S. There are so many people responsible for this incredible honor—from brilliant, engaged faculty to a fantastic student affairs and diversity team to program directors and deans who empower innovation. I’d like to focus in on a few areas of the organizational culture of the CON that contributed to this success, specifically through the partnerships that characterize the design, teaching, and learning work of the college.

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Topics: CU Online, Instructional Design, College of Nursing, partnership, Collaborative Program Design

Pilot participants needed to test accessibility software

Posted by Kate Miller on Feb 6, 2018 11:51:21 AM

   CU Online invites willing participants - who are interested in a $200 stipend for piloting a new accessibility software, Ally, within their Canvas course to contact Kate Miller at

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Topics: CU Online, faculty training, Academic Technology, pilot

Now Introducing – CU Online Mastery Paths!

Posted by Amy Arnold on Feb 6, 2018 9:22:02 AM

Join CU Online in a new approach to professional development: Mastery Paths. A mastery path is a suite of trainings and workshops centered around a single theme related to online teaching and learning. Trainings and workshops in a single path are offered in various modalities, making it convenient for you to join us!

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Topics: CU Online, Online Training, Wrokshops, Webinars, Self-paced, Consultation

Have lunch with CU Online...It's on us!

Posted by Amy Arnold on Feb 6, 2018 8:26:42 AM

We have some new staff here at CU Online and we would love the opportunity to get to know you!

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Topics: Online faculty training, CU Online, Online teaching

Techsmith Relay: Now in your Canvas course!

Posted by Alexander Karklins on Jan 8, 2018 11:30:18 AM

The TechSmith Relay Canvas integration is now available in your Canvas course shells by default. Here are some details on how this powerful tool works:

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Topics: Canvas, TechSmith Relay, Gradebook

Digital media and research resources at the Auraria Library

Posted by Kate Miller on Jan 8, 2018 10:47:48 AM

Digital media is an excellent way to increase student participation and engagement in online courses. If you are Interested in incorporating more digital media into your courses, the Auraria library has a wealth of resources to help you find, make, and edit digital media. Here is an overview of some of the services offered:

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Topics: CU Online, Online learning, Online teaching, Digital age, Auraria Library