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Introduction to Quality Matters Rubric workshop on Oct. 18

This workshop will introduce Quality Matters and the Quality Matters Rubric, which is a faculty-driven, nationally accepted standard for defining quality in online courses. This presentation will share how using the Quality Matters Rubric can assist online course developers and instructors in meeting the new Distance Education Policy 6.55. The workshop will be held from…
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NMSU Joins WCET

NMSU systemwide has joined the WICHE Cooperative for Emerging Technologies (WCET, http://wcet.wiche.edu). "WCET is a leader in the practice, policy & advocacy of technology-enhanced learning in higher education." WCET provides a variety of resources for emerging tech, policy, and institutional and student success. Memberships benefits include networking via the WCETNEWS and WCETDISCUSS lists, member discounts…
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Issues with Respondus LockDown Browser

We discovered two issues when testing Respondus LockDown Browser: If announcements on the Dashboard have large images, Canvas will not load. Please have the students close all of the announcements on the dashboard before accessing Canvas with Repsondus LockDown Browser. If the Course Card view of the dashboard has a course card with a large…
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Canvas – Intermittent Slowness and Page Errors

Investigating – Canvas users in the U.S. may be experiencing scattered intermittent slowness and timeout errors. These issues are happening for a small percentage of Canvas users at a few accounts. Our DevOps team has identified the cause and is working on a fix. We’ll post an update here as soon as it is available….
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Canvas_Users Canvas Slowness 9/13/17 – 1st Update

Here is the last incident report from Instructure: Investigating – Canvas users in the U.S. may be experiencing intermittent slowness and timeout errors. The Instructure DevOps team is working on a fix to resolve these performance issues users may encounter. We’ll post an update here as soon as it is available. Sep 13, 11:27 MDT

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{RESOLVED} Canvas Slowness – 3rd and Final Update

Here is the last incident report from Instructure: Resolved – A fix has been deployed for the slowness and errors users have been seeing today. Canvas is loading normally once again. We’re sorry for any trouble you may have experienced with this issue today. Sep 12, 16:32 MDT 2nd Update – “Update – Some institutions…
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New Adobe Connect LTI available in Canvas

This summer we moved to a full LTI integration for Adobe Connect in Canvas, replacing Adobe Connect through the Conferences tab in Canvas. You will now need to access Adobe Connect through the Adobe Connect navigation tab in your courses. The Adobe Connect LTI provides full functionality and an improved end user experience for faculty…
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Fall 2017 Basic Online Course Check

To ensure that our online courses are true distance education courses, NMSU will check course sections that are designated as online (M70–M89). Courses that meet the following criteria will be exempt from review: Courses that have been certified as passing in a Quality Matters review within the past 5 years. Courses taught by an instructor…
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Course Development Institute (CDI)

The Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP) is extending the deadline to apply for the new Course Development Institute (CDI) Program till August 25th, 20217. CDI is similar to the 1Yr+ Fellowship and New2Online Program that OCIP has offered for many years, but is a slightly shorter, cohort-based program with an emphasis on meeting the new…
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REMINDER to PUBLISH: Fall 2017 Courses on Canvas

Please remember to publish your Fall 2017 courses. Depending on the number of courses you have on Canvas, they may or may not appear on the Courses menu on the Dashboard. You can customize the courses that appear on that menu by clicking on Courses, then clicking on the All Courses link and selecting or…
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