In Case You Missed It

Want to know how accessible your course is? Turn on Ally.
Ally, a Canvas plug-in powered by Blackboard, will help instructors ensure their content is more accessible. Once activated, Ally will generate alternative formats, and provide an accessibility score along with tips on improving.

360 degrees of summer fun
IU Kokomo's Cherie Dodd worked with DEPI's Todd Kirk and Jeannette Lehr to create an in depth look at 360 degree cameras and their potential uses in teaching. All workshop content is now available via a self-enroll Canvas course.

The Story of My Life in Stories
Acting Associate VP of Learning Technologies Julie Johnston and Google Design experts judged IU's first exclusive Adobe Creative Jam, naming Kelley's Spandita Sahoo the winner for The Story of My Life in Stories.

Mosaic releases five-year report highlighting impacts since October 2015
Originally launched to support faculty teaching in active learning classrooms, the Mosaic Initiative has successfully extended this support through the Fellows program, leading research, and international recognition.

IUPUI Collaboration Theatre wins European honors for best classroom space
For the second year in a row, IU has earned international recognition for its innovative use of technology in learning spaces. Inspired by classical amphitheater design, the Collaboration Theatre fosters collaboration and conversation.

LT's help with rapid online transition featured in EDUCAUSE 2021 Horizons Report
"Among the finest examples of these [portals/hubs] was Indiana University's faculty-facing Keep Teaching and its companion student-facing Keep Learning…, [whose] structure and content were borrowed by dozens of colleges and universities across the US and abroad."

IU names new associate vice president for Learning Technologies
Jay Gladden will join the Office of the Vice President for IT after serving in academic leadership roles at IUPUI.

IU-specific tech training to help you get started

Getting Started with IT Training webinars give you a quick introduction to online courses available at no cost through IU Expand. In just 30–90 minutes you'll see examples of what to expect from the course and learn how to enroll.

These webinars include introductions to productivity tools—like spreadsheets and word processing—as well as creating media using the Adobe Creative Cloud. Find a current schedule in Happenings, or check out recordings of previous webinars.