Alexander Karklins

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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

What's coming to Canvas in the Spring 2018 Semester?

Posted by Alexander Karklins on Nov 30, 2017 8:49:06 AM

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:

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Topics: CU Online, Canvas, Winter Web Camp, Online Training

Create Engaging Videos in your Course with TechSmith Relay

Posted by Alexander Karklins on Sep 28, 2017 4:02:04 PM

CU Online is pleased to provide access to our new video platform, TechSmith Relay, to faculty and students at CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus.

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Topics: Online faculty training, Online learning, Online tools, Video

New Canvas Feature: Student Context Cards

Posted by Alexander Karklins on Mar 1, 2017 7:16:43 PM

The latest Canvas production release (2/18/17) includes several new enhancements. The most useful addition, however, might be Student Context Cards. These cards can be accessed from the “People” tab in your canvas course or other locations where students’ names appear as a link (such as discussion replies). These context cards provide instructors with a snapshot of how each student is performing in a course.

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Topics: CU Online, Canvas, Online teaching

Digital Literacy in Higher Education

Posted by Alexander Karklins on Dec 7, 2016 11:18:17 AM

The New Media Consortium recently released a strategic Brief on digital literacy in higher education via its website: The concept of digital literacy has been difficult to define, especially across disciplines, but this NMC brief takes on the task, provides exemplars of institutions implementing digital literacy initiatives, and recommends steps institutions can take to improve the digital literacy of their students.

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Topics: Online learning, Online teaching, Digital age

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