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September 6, 2021

It’s that time of year – time for COFFEE!

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The next rotation of Clemson Online’s popular course in online instruction starts on Monday, September 13. Don’t miss out!

Clemson Online’s Furthering Faculty Education & E-Learning, or COFFEE, is an 8 week, a self-paced and interactive training class for instructors who want to learn best practices for teaching online, or to simply enhance their teaching with Canvas skills. Each COFFEE participant will be assigned a DEMO shell in Canvas to apply what they learn, and can then keep the course for future experimentation and course building. Participants will learn about crafting measurable learning objectives, building and organizing learning content, creating digital assignments, and making a course introduction video. COFFEE covers everything you need to know about teaching in Canvas for synchronous, asynchronous, and hybrid course modalities.

COFFEE is a self-enroll course, so you can join the class anytime before September 13 by clicking here for COFFEE: Fall 2021. You will receive your DEMO shell once the course starts.

If you still need to learn about Canvas and are looking for something a little more low-key, we have a 2 part Basics series that is self-paced and walks participants through the basic elements of Canvas such as logging in, editing the user profile, using the Inbox, organizing files, and more. To enroll in Basics or Basics 2, send a request to: onlineplus@clemson.edu

Fall 2021 Learning Technology Update

The Learning Technology Team at Clemson Online has been working hard over the summer to make improvements and update services to make teaching with tech at Clemson even easier! Here are some new updates to be aware of:

Zoom

  • The team recently set a minimum version requirement (version 5.7.4) for the Zoom application for users to have the full range of tools available. Please keep your Zoom app updated every semester. Learn more about Zoom Downloads
  • Features with the latest updates include enhanced security features, instructors can now broadcast their screen to all breakout rooms, and personal pronouns can be set. Here is more information about Pronouns in Zoom

Canvas

Canvas Integrations

  • Lockdown Browser is now enabled for Chromebooks. No need to check a box in the settings!
  • New integration updates to Canvas include an update to Google assignments. Instructors can now upload a file to an assignment and each student will get their own copy to edit and submit. Learn more about Google Assignments in Canvas
  • Also, Clemson Libraries recently adopted a system that features integrated course resources right inside Canvas! Learn more about the new system from this LibGuide
  • iClicker Cloud’s newest update allows instructors to integrate iClicker courses with Canvas via the iClicker Cloud instructor web portal. Roster and Grade Sync is also available in an iClicker course’s settings under the “Integrations” tab.

 

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