CU Online is please to welcome keynote speaker Mike Hess to the 16th annual Spring Symposium.
Pilot participants needed to test accessibility software
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 Kate.Miller@ucdenver.edu.
Digital media and research resources at the Auraria Library
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:
Faculty, are you ready for the start of the semester?
The spring 2018 start date is just around the corner! Make sure your course is ready to go on January 16th.
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.
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.
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