• Important: Restrict student access to your old Canvas courses

    Students remain in canvas courses unless the instructor sets the end date and limits user participation. For details on how-to restrict student access view the Canvas How do I change the start and end dates for a course? web guide.

  • Web accessibility and the need to work towards compliance

    Here’s an excellent article on Web Accessibility and the need to work toward compliance: “Why Law Firms Should Make Web Accessibility a Priority in 2018” (linked here). It addresses various lawsuits, connections to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and some quick ways to get started with Web Accessibility. Of course, we also have some […]

  • Registration is now open: Teaching symposium for new faculty, staff with a teaching role, and graduate TAs

    The CELT Teaching Symposium will be held Aug. 14 (8 a.m.-noon, Scheman Building). This program, along with pre-symposium online learning modules, provides new faculty, staff who have a teaching role, and graduate teaching assistants an opportunity to prepare for a successful first semester of teaching. Registration is now open.

  • Reminder: Blackboard access ends June 1

    Instructors will want to download the grade center, grade history and course files from their courses prior to June 1 when access to Blackboard ends. These files are considered part of university records retention, according to the Records Retention website. More information is on a CELT web guide, Overview of the Process to Download Grades […]

  • ISU Global Accessibility Awareness Day is May 17

    About Global Accessibility Awareness Day The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) access/inclusion and people with different disabilities. A list of GAAD activities can be found on the GAAD Website GAAD activities website or the Global Accessibility Awareness Day(GAAD) website. Global Accessibility Awareness Day at […]

  • Shift in focus: student accessibility services

    The dean of students office announced a unit name change, effective April 2. The former Student Disability Resources is now known as Student Accessibility Services. Associate vice president of student affairs and dean of students Vernon Hurte said the name change shifts the focus from a medical model of ‘disability’ toward creating a campus climate where all students have […]

  • AAU Guest Lecture: Tobin Smith

    The Lion in the Path: U.S. Science Policy in an Era of Political Polarization and Alternative Facts April 3, 4:10 – 5:00 p.m., Cardinal Room, Memorial Union Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided. About Tobin (Toby) Smith Tobin (Toby) Smith has served at Association of American Universities (AAU) since […]

  • Reminder: Blackboard access ends June 1

    Instructors will want to download the grade center, grade history and course files from their courses prior to June 1 when access to Blackboard ends. These files are considered part of university records retention, according to the Records Retention website. More information is on a CELT web guide, Overview of the Process to Download Grades […]

  • Congratulations to the Canvas Implementation Team

    Please join me in sending a hearty congratulations to the Canvas Implementation Team who received the 2017 CYtation Team Award this morning from the Professional and Scientific Council. Team members included: Laura Bestler (CELT) Marlys Carlson (CELT) Lesya Hassall (CELT) Darrin Jones (CELT) Allan Schmidt (CELT) Amy Ward (CELT) Tristan Baruth (ITS) Naomi Roth (ITS) […]

  • Talk: Systemic Reform of Higher Education — The Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program and the VIP Consortium

    Iowa State University is hosting a Talk with Ed Coyle from Georgia Tech on Tuesday, March 20 (9:00 a.m., 1213 Hoover Hall) Ed Coyle leads a large initiative on “vertical” course-based undergraduate research, with ~20 students made up of 5 freshmen, 5 sophomores, 5 juniors, and 5 seniors – all working on a multi-year faculty […]