Welcome to the Summer semester to all our instructors and staff! CCAPS Academic Technology and Design is very happy to start a new academic year and continue our efforts to provide technological, media enriched, and pedagogical assistance for CCAPS courses. 

Important Reminder

As a reminder, ATD opens courses for online/blended instructors one week before the start of the semester to allow students to acclimate to the online environment.

  • 1XXX Level Course Mid-term Grade Notifications: Instructors are required to provide in-progress notifications for all 1XXX courses to students who, on the basis of performance to date in the course, appear to be in danger of receiving a grade of D, F, or N. More information on these notifications and on how to submit them can be found on the Academic Support Resources Mid-term grades site.
  • Final Date for New ATD Work Requests: The final day to request new ATD work -- including consultations -- for Fall courses is Aug 9, 2022. After this date, all requests require special approval from the ATD Associate Director. 
  • LinkedIn Learning: UMN has discontinued its contract with LinkedIn Learning. If your course still uses LinkedIn Learning modules as a resource, please reach out to us using the ATD Service Request form so that we can find replacements for inaccessible resource links. 

Teaching Tips

Group Management and Recording Presentations

  • ATSS Event Calendar: Looking for some Teaching Support? Academic Technology and Student Services offers a number of casual and formal seminars/webinars that cater to a variety of skill sets. Explore the Events Calendar: Teaching Support.
  • Accessible U: Summer is a great time to brush up some skills! Start with the 7 Core Skills will guide you through the basic accessibility skills that help make your course a more inclusive space for students with a variety of learning needs.
  • Resource Updates: Now that it’s summer, now might be a good time to revisit fall courses and assess whether they need resource updates. Use the CCAPS-ATD Service Request form to request help with updating or obtaining new resources. 

ATD Highlight

Join Pete Border as he talks about using Online Educational Resources (OERs) to teach his Physics courses.