As you settle into a new semester at Ohio State, be sure to review the latest updates from the Office of Technology and Digital Innovation (OTDI). Learn more about new accessibility features added to CarmenZoom ; check out a few improvements in CarmenCanvas as well as official guidance for proctoring; remind your students to renew their Adobe licenses; and learn about changes for accessing important software like Minitab.
The Office of Technology and Digital Innovation (OTDI) is offering new tools, including student access to Adobe Creative Cloud. This semester, you may notice a variety of updates to existing tools, such as an automated transcription service available in Mediasite. There is also a new process for your students to follow in order to connect their personal devices to secure Wi-Fi.
Many instructors as asking, “What do I need to do with my CarmenCanvas courses that have links to files in Box?” Before you go through each course, locate Box links and replace them, we encourage you to take some time to think about the best way to approach your files. You may want to move some files from OneDrive to another location that will create a better learning experience for your students.
While you are preparing for the upcoming spring semester, you will notice a few feature enhancements and changes within the learning management system. The most prominent change will be the new Rich Content Editor (RCE), which has been available to test since February 2020. Along with this change, we will be enabling enhancements for student assignments and there will be slight changes to the Gradebook and the Upload/Record Media button in the RCE.
It is important for instructors to create consistency for their students. Using a few key features in CarmenCanvas, including announcements, will remove unnecessary barriers to learning and can reduce stress for both students and instructors.
While you are building your courses for next semester, you may notice a few new features in CarmenCanvas, including a new dashboard view, multiple-file upload for modules and the removal of the Conferences tool, BigBlueButton.
Summer semester may look a bit different this year, but CarmenCanvas is still upgrading and innovating to improve the online teaching and learning experience. Find out what’s new in the LMS and get a quick refresher on the typical start-of-term happenings.