Get Ready for the Semester with eLearning at Open Consultation Days

As the semester approaches, the Center for Excellence in eLearning (CEeL) will host Open Consultation Days to offer walk-in availability for faculty and staff seeking assistance with Canopy tools.

These Open Consultation Days will offer the opportunity for one-on-one support from instructional technologists, instructional designers and support specialists on a walk-in basis. Consultants will be available to answer questions and offer walk-through guidance for Canopy tools like Blackboard, Kaltura and Echo360.

Topics include:

- Archiving summer courses, backing up the Grade Center and copying content from one term to another.

- Building dynamic effective, and inclusive, learner-centric courses.

- Preparing the Grade Center for Fall Semester (e.g., configuring weighted grades, creating Smart Views and setting

- up Retention Center rules.)

- Assigning, collecting and grading assignments from any web browser or the Bb Instructor mobile app.

- Building tests and surveys and evaluating question efficacy using Item Analysis.

- Creating and using rubrics with assignments, discussion boards forums, blogs, wikis, and within groups.

- Producing captivating video with Kaltura’s CaptureSpace.

- Engaging students with Echo360’s Active Learning Platform.

- Using WebEx to create meaningful distance learning experiences.

- Creating universally accessible course content, such as captioned video and properly tagged documents.

- Transitioning from the Securewireless network to UC_Secure.

Open Consultation Days will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 16, Thursday Aug. 17, and Friday, Aug. 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the fifth floor of Langsam Library.

Sometimes, #IThappens; join the CEeL team for one-on-one support during this busy beginning-of-semester time.

For additional eLearning tech support resources, follow the IT@UC 1-2-3 Suport Guide:

1. Access the IT@UC Knowledge Base (KB) at

2. Call/Chat with 24/7 Canopy Support

3. Call the IT@UC HelpDesk

– Or use the new Service Desk form, which will replace email, here.