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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...

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Tech Spotlight: PlayPosit

Sept. 20, 2018

The PlayPosit interactive video quizzing is now a supported CU Boulder campus service for users of Canvas and D2L. This interactive video tool allows you to customize the student experience. Using video from YouTube, Kaltura, or other sources, you can add images, text, or a variety of quiz questions; share...

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ASSETT Launches New Course Design Opportunities

Sept. 18, 2018

Got a course that needs revamping? Or teaching a new course soon? This fall, we're launching two new professional development opportunities for faculty interested in a deeper dive into course design principles and best practices: The Course Design Service Package is a "choose your own adventure"-style intensive experience for a...

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ASSETT Is Hiring Student Fellows!

Sept. 18, 2018

Are you someone who enjoys learning about new technologies and teaching them to others? ASSETT (Arts and Sciences Support of Education Through Technology) is looking to hire two Student Fellows . A Student Fellow is an undergraduate student who enjoys learning about and using a variety of technologies; is not...

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Your New Lab Partner Might Be a Robot...

Aug. 24, 2018

OIT is excited to offer a new service this semester: Kubi - Remote Presence Technology. Kubi is a robotic “neck” that holds a tablet and allows a remote user to control the tablet through a Zoom web conference meeting. From their own computer, the remote student can see, hear, and...

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Letters from the Advisor - August 2018

Aug. 24, 2018

Welcome to a new semester full of opportunities for collaboration: among students, between professors and students, and among professors 1 . I want to start by highlighting ASSETT services that can improve your teaching and provide evidence for achieving excellence in education, suitable for dossiers developed prior to personnel evaluations...

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What We Did During the Summer Break

Aug. 21, 2018

Campus was quiet, but the ASSETT team was hard at work! We offered a series of special summer events, prepared new offerings for the coming academic year, and polished up our ongoing programs and services. Here are some virtual postcards from our staff about we did this summer: Amanda McAndrew...

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Summer Book Club 2018

Aug. 20, 2018

In summer 2018, over 20 CU faculty and staff collaboratively read and discussed Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate Into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation by Saundra Yancy McGuire. As a Director Emerita of the Center for Academic Success, Retired Assistant Vice...

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Tech Camp 2018

June 21, 2018

With the close of the spring semester, ASSETT kicked off its summer programming with a week-long Tech Camp. This year's event, centered on the theme of "Students as Producers," spotlighted technologies that support the creative activities of students, including Canvas-based tools, interactive collaboration apps such as FlipGrid and Padlet, data...

Andy Martin

Letters from the Advisor - April 2018

April 26, 2018

I have increasingly realized the quality of my assessments of student learning determines the quality of my teaching. If I write a good three-dimensional question, the question directs my teaching. The key is that the question has to be multi-dimensional. What does this mean? Melanie Cooper’s recent ASSETT-sponsored workshop brought...