February 2021: OCI – Academic Technology

Blackboard AllyBlackboard Ally is a Canvas integration that provides resources for digital accessibility assessment and content remediation. Ally’s fully-automated dashboard renders easy-to-understand accessibility insights on course content within Canvas—including documents, images, pages, discussions, assignments, and syllabi. Its remediation tools can be used to correct accessibility errors, and helps faculty and administrators to enhance the equity of the SPS learning experience, regardless of a student’s ability. … Continue reading February 2021: OCI – Academic Technology

February 2021: OCI – Online Course Planning and Development

Preparing Online Legacy Courses for Summer 2021Starting in March, members of our instructional design team will begin reaching out to lead faculty of legacy courses — online courses that were designed and taught in a previous semester — to prepare summer 2021 course sites. If changes or updates to the course design are requested, the instructional designer assigned to that course will contact the Program … Continue reading February 2021: OCI – Online Course Planning and Development

February 2021: OCI – General Updates

OCI Team Members to Present at Learning Ideas 2021Domi Enders, Cassie Scannella, and Camilo Irizarry will be presenting at the Learning Ideas 2021 Conference, hosted at Columbia University. Their presentation, “Empowering Collaboration in Asynchronous Problem-Based Learning”, will share how instructional design and educational technology perspectives, along with student data insights, can be leveraged to empower student collaboration using a rubric designed to optimize group dynamics, … Continue reading February 2021: OCI – General Updates

February 2021: OCI – Professional Development and Training

Canvas Office Hours (Virtual)The Online Support and Academic Technology team is now available for 1-on-1 virtual appointments via Zoom. These appointments are great for new and veteran faculty with technical questions about Canvas or its integrated technologies. Time can be scheduled through the Calendly registration page. Continue reading February 2021: OCI – Professional Development and Training

January 2021: OCI – Academic Technology

Expanded Helpdesk Hours for Spring 2021During the spring 2021 semester, the CUSPS Helpdesk will be available Monday through Friday from 9 AM until 9 PM, ET, and Saturday/Sunday from 10 AM to 2 PM, ET. Faculty, students, and staff in need of technical support are encouraged to reach out to the Helpdesk by submitting a request, calling our toll-free phone number (844-654-9872), accessing the self-paced … Continue reading January 2021: OCI – Academic Technology

January 2021: OCI – Online Course Planning and Development

Pedagogical Consultations Available for All FacultyDuring the spring semester, faculty and teaching assistants can meet with a member of Online Curriculum and Instruction (OCI) or the Faculty Assessment and Development team to obtain guidance related to syllabus development, course design, teaching and facilitation, or the optimization of technology for teaching. To learn more and schedule an appointment, visit our Pedagogical Consultations registration page. Continue reading January 2021: OCI – Online Course Planning and Development