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Online & Blended Faculty Monthly Gathering – September

Online & Blended Faculty Monthly Gathering – September

Last Friday, we kicked off our monthly Faculty Gathering series with an inspiring conversation lead by our Canvas Mentor, Alison Perchuk Assistant Professor of Art and Ekin Pehlivan, Assistant Professor of Marketing. Both have been using Canvas since early this year. Dr. Perchuk shared her personal progression from thinking of Canvas as just another type […]

New Banners and Buttons in Canvas Commons

New Banners and Buttons in Canvas Commons

I am excited to share with you that we now have more options available in Canvas Commons which can be accessed in the Global Navigation Menu between ‘Inbox’ and ‘Help’. From within Canvas Commons, you can search ‘csuci button’ to see an array of module buttons and homepage kits which include a syllabus button, module […]

Canvas: An End of Pilot Semester Review

Canvas: An End of Pilot Semester Review

During the Canvas pilot in the Spring of 2017 we tested the LMS for a variety of roles. Instructors and learners tested the usability and features via the courses taught in the pilot program. One of our students browsed the LMS throughout the semester with a Teaching Assistant’s access and provided her brief experience in […]

Thank You Canvas Pioneers!

Thank You Canvas Pioneers!

Its been a busy summer and we’d like to say thank you to all of our faculty who have participated in our Canvas workshops thus far. We’ve had 61 faculty participate Canvas 1: Getting Started workshops since they kicked off back in July. On top of this we’ve had 102 faculty enroll in our self-paced […]

Online & Blended Community Gathering – CI Learn 2.0 – Learning & Teaching with Canvas

Online & Blended Community Gathering – CI Learn 2.0 – Learning & Teaching with Canvas

During our April Gathering we focused the discussion on our soon-to-be new Learning Management System Canvas. Canvas pilot participants were joined by faculty totally new to the platform and even by some friends from our local Community Colleges (thanks Matt!). We learned how faculty is using the Dashboard to better understand students’ involvement (thanks Prof. Ekin), how […]

Takeaways from Piloting Canvas

Takeaways from Piloting Canvas

Adopting new technology may come with challenges that sometimes overshadow the benefits we may be able to derive from the novelty. Perhaps the biggest challenge is convincing ourselves and the rest might follow. If presented with the opportunity to try new alternatives, I like to jump right in with two feet and see the benefits […]

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