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Fall 2021: A Semester in Numbers

Fall 2021: A Semester in Numbers

The past twenty months have been breathtaking. Many may remember the highly visible role that Teaching and Learning Innovations assumed when, as a community, California State University Channel Islands moved to emergency remote—and later virtual—teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic that we are still very much dealing with today. By comparison, Fall 2021 may […]

The Return of In-Person Support…Kinda

The Return of In-Person Support…Kinda

With the start of the Fall 2021 semester came the return of people being back on campus. This meant students, instructors, and staff were once again breathing life into the buildings on campus. And with everyone coming back to campus, that meant everyone coming back to our office for support with their teaching, instructional design, […]

TLI Spotlight: Kristi O’Neil-Gonzalez

TLI Spotlight: Kristi O’Neil-Gonzalez

This is part 3 in a series of blog posts to highlight the work of our Teaching & Learning Innovations team. Each team member was asked to write a post about the work of one of their colleagues. Kristi O’Neil-Gonzalez, our self-described “quirky” Instructional Technologist and Accessibility Lead for the Teaching and Learning Innovations (TLI) […]

CI Learn Tips & Tricks

CI Learn Tips & Tricks

CI Learn (Canvas) has a ton of functionality, as we all know, but there are some hidden gems in there that make it even more useful. Below are some of our favorite tips and tricks to help you get the most out of CI Learn during your semester. Hiding and Unhiding Courses from the Dashboard […]

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 […]

Choosing the Right WordPress Theme

Choosing the Right WordPress Theme

WordPress is a powerhouse when it comes to creating websites.  But creating a great website is not easy. One of the difficult and most important decisions you make as a WordPress user is choosing your website’s theme. How do you make this choice with so many options out there? Below is a list of four things […]

Become a FIT Studio Cardholder and Get Swag!

Become a FIT Studio Cardholder and Get Swag!

Everybody loves getting free swag, and we love seeing your faces stop by the FIT Studio. So to get the best of both worlds, we’ve created our FIT Frequent Visitor card. Every time you stop by the studio and work with us, we’ll give your card a punch. Once you’ve gotten all 10 punches, you’ll […]

Make CI Learn Quicker with Qwickly

Make CI Learn Quicker with Qwickly

You may or may not have noticed a new panel the last time that you logged into your CI Learn titled Qwickly. If you haven’t noticed it, you’re going to want to, because it’s about to make your experience in CI Learn a lot better. What is it? Qwickly is a new tool that allows […]

Add Some Flavor to Your CI Learn Course

Add Some Flavor to Your CI Learn Course

An often overlooked feature of CI Learn is the ability to customize the look and feel of your courses, as well as the navigation. By doing these simple tweaks you can make it easier to differentiate your courses, enhance usability for both you and your students, and also give your course it’s own flavor. Here […]

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