From Clemson Online’s Pets

March 20, 2023

The pets and plants of Clemson Online keep learning while on Spring Break!

Even during Spring Break, we will be learning online!


Hi I’m Ghost (left)! My pal, Scorpio (right), and I always put our best paws forward for our Zoom meetings.




I’m Eminem and I enjoy watching educational videos (specifically to learn how to turn on the sink).




Roxy here! I’ve found giving and receiving emotional support is very important to get through a tough assignment.




I’m Adrian and this is my Zoom profile picture- a dynamic headshot (feel free to use it as a reference).




Greetings! I’m Val the orchid, here to remind you that accessibility can still be beautiful. I mean just look at my special pot with holes in the side.




Mr. Ficus here, don’t forget to to take a break from the screen once in a while to soak up some sun.




Hi I’m Frankie, can’t really talk right now, I’m watching for the latest accessibility practices to use!




Hello, I’m Mister Maxwell! Luna (left), Sarah (right) I (middle), have gotten this time management down pat. We just turned in an assignment, and find naps very rewarding.




Socks here! In my opinion, the best place to participate in online learning is outside.




I’m Sauron and I love online learning! I also love shouting about how much I love it.

New Canvas FeatureCanvas icon

Beginning March 15, instructors will be able to submit assignments into Canvas on behalf of students in their course. If students have trouble with the submission tool or need to submit after the assignment is closed, this allows the instructor to upload it to Canvas and grade it through Speedgrader or in tandem with a rubric connected to the assignment. It may be particularly useful for those assignments that consist of a performance, speech, or presentation that the instructor records. Only those with the “Teacher” role in Canvas will be able to use this feature, and submissions will indicate who uploaded them and when.

Upcoming Events

Quality Matters for Summer Accelerate

Clemson Online is proud to announce new opportunities for instructors to gain experience in online course creation, teaching with Canvas, and the Quality Matters course review process. They include:

  • Online Course Bootcamp
  • Improving Your Online Course (IYOC)
  • QM Essentials Review
  • COFFEE: House Blend

Please see the full descriptions and registration links at our Quality Matters for Summer Accelerate website.

For applicable participants, these trainings can be listed on annual reviews in the Faculty Success system. Check with your department for specific details. If you have any questions about these training opportunities or any aspect of Quality Matters at Clemson, please email Lori Kinley.

iClicker Cloud Training and Drop-in

Wednesday, March 29

Join us for a special face-to-face training on iClicker Cloud. Learn to use iClicker Cloud for active learning activities such as live polling, knowledge checks, and more. Clemson Online is collaborating with an iClicker representative who will be on campus to demonstrate how iClicker Cloud works and why you should be using it in your class.

We still encourage you to register if you cannot attend in person. We will contact you about a virtual one-on-one consultation that better fits your schedule.

  • Trainings: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM or 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Drop-in: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Location: Cooper 204

Register for iClicker Cloud Training on March 29th 

Quick Hits – New ASL Zoom Feature Basics

Thursday, March 30

We are excited to introduce Zoom’s latest feature: American Sign Language Interpretation. Join this session to learn the basics of how this feature works and what you need to know if you are hosting a Zoom Event or meeting and require ASL interpreters. This training is for anyone who regularly hosts Zoom Events and meetings or for anyone who requires ASL interpretation. This training is the first of two events, the second is essential for hosting long Zoom Events. Click here to learn more about the second event.

  • Facilitated by Axel Ruiz, Sr. Learning Tech. Specialist, and Dan Lewis, Director of Digital Accessibility, CCIT Internal Operations
  • Time: 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Location: Virtual

Register here for Quick Hit: New ASL Zoom Feature Basics on March 30th 


Clemson Online Spring 2023 Events Calendar

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Review our Spring 2023 Events Calendar to see what Online Instruction Development opportunities await!

We have a robust Spring semester lineup of topics and live training formats to support your use of Canvas and other e-learning tools. Topics cover demonstrations of using Kaltura, presentations on inclusive practices for online education, and workshops to get your Canvas site ready to teach!

All of our live training is recorded. Registrants will automatically receive a link to that day’s video after it has been processed.

Contact James Butler with any questions about these sessions.

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