Build Better Canvas Courses In Less Time

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Brief Abstract

Join us to learn how DesignPLUS from Cidi Labs has helped over 300 educational institutions design better Canvas courses in less time. We'll demonstrate the DesignPLUS tools and show how they make it possible to design more engaging and accessible Canvas courses -- all without requiring html or css skills!


Kenneth invented DesignPLUS when he worked as a programmer/analyst with Utah State University’s (USU) Center for Innovative Design and Instruction (CIDI). He blends a master’s degree in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences from USU with 14 years of Internet development experience to empower teachers and designers to push the boundaries of online course development.  He loves exploring the outdoors with his wife and 2 daughters and often spends downtime taking pictures, drawing, reading, and scheming new features to add to DesignPLUS.

Extended Abstract

Designing great looking Canvas courses that engage students often requires advanced knowledge of html and css, as well as lots of time and effort. DesignPLUS from Cidi Labs changes all that! The DesignPLUS toolset, which integrates seamlessly with Canvas, makes it possible to create expertly designed courses with ease and in much less time. Join us to see a demonstration by the inventor of DesignPLUS, who originally developed the tools at Utah State University's Center for Innovative Design & Instruction. The demonstration will highlight the various ways that DesignPLUS can help improve the quality, consistency and accessibility of your Canvas courses, without requiring any knowledge of html or css. We'll also highlight some examples of the amazing things other institutions have done with DesignPLUS, which is provided and supported as a SaaS offering by Cidi Labs.