April 2021: OCI – General Updates

Congratulations, Colleen DavyWe are pleased to announce that Dr. Colleen Davy has accepted the position of Director of Assessment at Kingsborough Community College in New York. Her last day at Columbia was Tuesday, April 13. Please join us in wishing Colleen great success in her new role and thanking her for nearly 3 years of dedicated service at the School of Professional Studies. Continue reading April 2021: OCI – General Updates

March 2021: OCI – Professional Development and Training

Training for Summer 2021 Canvas and Zoom training for faculty teaching in Summer 2021 is underway. Please visit the CUSPS Training registration page to learn more. We strongly recommend that all faculty attend training in preparation for summer so that they will have the latest and greatest information about various security protocols and functionality in both Canvas and Zoom. New faculty will receive access to their … Continue reading March 2021: OCI – Professional Development and Training

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