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!
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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.
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Have you visited the CU Online Creation Station?
The Creation Station is up and running and ready to help you make high quality videos for your classroom. Since it officially opened in March, there have been about 75 visitors and counting. The best part about the Creation Station is that it is easy to use. Faculty and staff have been coming to the Creation Station to create video lectures, course description videos, marketing videos, and have been recording one-on-one interviews with guest speakers. What videos will you make? We hope to see you soon!
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Kate Miller named new Access and Usability Manager
Kate Miller, who was most recently a CU Online Academic Tech Senior Professional, has moved to a new OIT role as the Access and Usability Manager.
Do you have a waitlist in your Canvas course?
As the fall 2017 semester gets underway, CU Online wanted to remind our community about what the waitlist student process includes.
UDOIT tool assesses your Canvas course for accessibility
The Universal Design Online Content Inspection Tool, or UDOIT (pronounced, “You Do It”), created by the University of Central Florida, enables faculty to identify accessibility issues in Canvas courses at CU Denver. This tool is part of an open source community, which allows the tool to be used here at CU Denver.
New Media Consortium (NMC) releases second Horizon Project Strategic Brief on Digital Literacy
The New Media Consortium (NMC) has released Digital Literacy in Higher Education, Part II: An NMC Horizon Project Strategic Brief, a follow-up to its 2016 strategic brief on digital literacy. Commissioned by Adobe, this independent research builds upon the established baseline definitions of digital literacy from the 2016 brief, examining digital literacy through a global and discipline-specific lens to reveal new contexts that are shaping the way learners create, discover, and critically assess digital content.
CU Online fun at CU Denver's block party
CU Online was out in full force at CU Denver’s annual back-to-school block party. The block party always provides a great way to connect with students and the CU Denver community.
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