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Traveling This Winter? Take Us with You!

Dec. 5, 2018

Snap a photo or selfie with your limited-edition, multi-purpose ASSETT pen during the winter break for a chance to win bragging rights and fun prizes! Submissions will be featured on our website in spring 2019. Winners will be selected by ASSETT staff based on the following criteria: creativity, visual appeal,...

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2018 Academic Technology Survey Update

Dec. 5, 2018

The results from ASSETT’s biennial academic technology survey are in! Last spring, we collected data from faculty and students regarding their experiences using academic technology at CU Boulder. The survey covered perceptions of student preparation and digital literacy, course style preferences, use and interest in academic technologies, and digital device...

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Help CU Improve the Student Experience!

Dec. 5, 2018

Want your students to participate in campus research and development efforts? CU Boulder’s USE project is currently partnering with students across campus to design Buff Portal, the new student portal that will replace MyCUInfo. USE is a campus-wide project that is working to unify the online and in-person CU Boulder...

Andy Martin

Letter from the Advisor - December 2018

Dec. 5, 2018

The year is nearly over and we look forward to opportunities unfolding in spring 2019 and beyond. And there are some good ones. ASSETT will launch our third cohort of Faculty Fellows. One of the best aspects of the Faculty Fellows program is bringing together committed, experienced, and engaging faculty...

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Congratulations to Janet Casagrand!

Dec. 4, 2018

Each year, ASSETT awards the Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award to a faculty member who has been nominated by their peers and students for their commitment to teaching with technology. The 2018 recipient, Dr. Janet Casagrand (IPHY), was recognized for her ongoing pursuit of incorporating technology into the classroom...

Amanda McAndrew

ASSETT Contributes to Open Pedagogy Dialogue

Nov. 16, 2018

Amanda McAndrew, ASSETT's Faculty Portfolio Services Manager, has co-authored three recent blog posts for EDUCAUSE Review . Amanda and her collaborators, Caroline Sinkinson (CU Libraries) and Deborah Keyek-Franssen (Associate Vice President for Digital Education & Engagement), have contributed posts on Inclusive and Open Pedagogies , The Values of Open Pedagogy...

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Participants Sought for Cross-Disciplinary Technology & Learning Projects

Nov. 7, 2018

The College of Arts and Sciences invites statements of interest from potential participants in a new initiative that seeks to promote active, engaging, and experiential learning through the use of technology. ASSETT will fund at least three large, multi-year projects that involve students, faculty, and staff across the divisions of...

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Tackling Distraction in Large Lecture Courses

Nov. 1, 2018

Our advice for instructors and students is informed by findings from a survey conducted by the Academic Technology Design Team (ATDT) and ASSETT. Key findings include: The average class size at CU Boulder is 97 students (median = 51 students). During their freshman and sophomore years, more than half of...

Andy Martin

Letter from the Advisor - October 2018

Oct. 1, 2018

Well, it’s happened. We are already more than one-third through a semester. Time flies. Keep in mind the excellent opportunities for professional development in October through ASSETT, including the Digital Distraction and Engagement Discussion Series , which kicks off on October 2. Please consider applying to become a Faculty Fellow...

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Tips for Creating Accessible Learning Experiences with Canvas

Sept. 20, 2018

Organization. Be thoughtful and consistent in how you organize information in Canvas. This will help all of your students access the materials and participate in the course. File names. Use a consistent format for naming files. It’s helpful to include the week or module number and content type in the...