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Weekly Tip: Preparing for Fall 2021

Academic Outreach and Innovation (AOI) is ready to support instructors with a variety of trainings and resources to help faculty and staff prepare for the Fall 2021 semester.

Announcing a new resource: Canvas Learning Path

Progress though the Canvas Learning Path to build your Canvas course and learn along the way.

Distance Delivery Mastery Certificate Returns!

Learn about the qualifications to earn this certificate.

With the return of the certificate program, we have scheduled trainings in August from the three-part Teaching from a Distance series:

  • Best Practices and Strategies
  • Community Building and Connection
  • Authentic Assessment

AOI Training and Resources

Register for AOI trainings now!

In addition to the resources above, Instructional Designers are available for on-demand support via Zoom. Learn more on our on-demand support page.

You can also review additional resources and guides for transitioning content from Blackboard and getting started in Canvas.

The periodic communications listed below provide timely and helpful information. Check them often.

For technical assistance, email Crimson Service Desk, call 509-335-4357, or submit a ticket online.

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For more information or to schedule time with an instructional designer or emerging technologist, contact or request training on demand. You can also visit the Spark Faculty Innovation Studio in room 102 any time from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, during the academic year.