CU Online welcomes a new academic technologist, Bradon Lewis
What's coming to Canvas in the Spring 2018 Semester?
New Gradebook: Instructors are able to opt-in to a revised gradebook in Canvas. The new gradebook design is based on several years of instructor feedback and features new options for sorting, filtering, and organizing your course's grade information. To enable the feature, go to your course's settings and turn on "New Gradebook" in the Feature Options tab. This article explains the new gradebook in greater detail: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-13333-canvas-release-new-gradebook.
Winter Web Camp and Spring Semester Trainings
Is your online or hybrid course ready for the Spring 2018 semester? Fear not, CU Online has a lineup up of workshops and trainings starting in January to help you prepare; everything from basic Canvas training to student success strategies, we have you covered!
Visit cuonline.edu/training to register for events and to view more listings.
Winter Web Camp
Downtown - Lawrence Street Center, Room 1300D
‘Go for the gold’ this semester with CU Online! You’re invited to join us for our annual Winter Web Camp, featuring four days of online best practices, teaching strategies, and new technologies and tools you won’t want to miss! You may register for just one day, come for them all, or attend virtually when available. On the fourth day of Winter Web Camp, we’ve dedicated an entire day to Canvas Open Lab where you can work on your course in a quiet space, with CU Online staff ready to assist you.
Check out the Winter Web Camp website for the full schedule and to register! cuonline.edu/wwc
Welcome Back Crystal
CU Online would like to welcome back Crystal Gasell to the team as the special projects manager! After returning from traveling abroad, Crystal is back with a fresh perspective that will help CU Online continue to advance our mission of helping students succeed from curiosity to career. Currently, Crystal is working on three key projects. First, she will be working with the Office of Information Technology's identity management team to implement social login. Social login will be used to better align marketing efforts and reduce password fatigue. Secondly, she will be researching and implementing a CRM system used to track marketing, recruitment, and retention efforts of our online program. Finally, Crystal will be working with Yvonne Hall to improve and redesign the CU Online marketing website. Please welcome Crystal back when you see her!
New Accessibility Checker in Canvas
The Rich Content Editor Accessibility Checker assists instructors and course designers to maintain accessibility requirements in Canvas content. The Accessibility Checker is located in the Rich Content Editor menu bar. Depending on the size of the browser window, users may have to scroll the menu bar horizontally to view the Accessibility Checker icon.
CU Online Conference Presentation Highlights
CU Online staff have been in full swing this summer and fall engaging with the education community. We have had valuable learning opportunities, as well as opportunities to present and share our experiences with the community. Here are a few highlights:
CU Online Navigation Services
Connecting With Students
In the years since I finished my undergraduate education, I’ve kept in touch with a few of my professors, one of whom had a lasting and particularly powerful impact on my work as an educator. He taught three of my education courses, and modeled the kind of openness and authenticity I strive for in my own work and teaching. After every class session, he would ask the entire class: is there anything I can do different or better?
Designing Effective Discussions
Create Engaging Videos in your Course with TechSmith Relay
CU Online is pleased to provide access to our new video platform, TechSmith Relay, to faculty and students at CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus.