Congratulations! You’ve made it to the mid-semester of Spring 2023! CCAPS-ATD is continuing its efforts to provide technological, media enriched, and pedagogical assistance for CCAPS courses. Please review the following reminders and tips to make the most of your teaching experience in CCAPS.
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.
- Second 7-week Courses Open: ATD will open Online and Blended 7-week courses on March 6. As a reminder, ATD publishes (opens) online/blended courses one week before the start of the semester to allow students to acclimate to the online environment.
Final Date for New ATD Work Requests: The final day to request new ATD work -- including consultations -- for Summer courses is March 31, 2023. After this date, all requests require special approval from the ATD Associate Director.
Are you interested in revamping a course project? Curious about how to extend it over multiple modules and facilitate on-time group work? ATD Instructional Designers are here to help you with course project needs! Reach out to us through the CCAPS-ATD Service Request form to set up a consultation.
Calling for FeedbackFruits Beta Testers!
The FeedbackFruits integration has arrived at the UMN! FeedbackFruits offers instructors the ability to incorporate robust peer feedback activities into Canvas course sites. Check out these videos talking about and demonstrating FeedbackFruits:
We are looking for instructors who are interested in using this tool in their course! Reach out to us through the CCAPS-ATD Service Request form if you want to work with an instructional designer to create assignments with FeedbackFruits in a new or redesigned course!
As part of our Digital Accessibility series, in this Highlight we are showcasing Web Link and Accessibility! The internet as we know it functions on links that connect websites to its various pages as well as to other websites. How can we make web links in our content that are accessible to all students?