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UMKC Online Newsletter
Summer 2018

OLC Collaborate: Kansas City

On September 25, UMKC will host the regional OLC Collaborate Conference at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center. This year's theme is Breaking Barriers: Institutional Strategies for Accessibility in Digital Learning. Come join your fellow digital...

Top Hat Transition

Top Hat Replacing TurningPoint Starting on August, 2018, TurningPoint will no longer be supported by ITS and will be removed from ILE classrooms. Top Hat will be the only supported classroom response (clicker) system at the University of Missouri-Kansas...

The MNL Guide to Linking Course Materials

Dani Wellemeyer, Head of Outreach and Engagement Julie Hartwell, Instructional Design Librarian The search box on the UMKC Libraries homepage has changed! The Libraries made the switch from a product called Summon to one called Encore Suites to save a...

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Tiffani Riggers-Piehl

By Dr. Tiffani Riggers-Piehl, Assistant Professor of Higher Education; Educational Leadership, Policy, & Foundations "I started teaching at UMKC in 2017, having previously taught as an adjunct professor and worked in faculty development at Baylor...

UMKC Online Canvas Conference Wrap-Up

More than 100 UMKC faculty and staff attended the Canvas Conference which was held at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center on Friday, July 20th. There were three tracks participants could follow: Canvas 101, Tools in Canvas, and Accessibility. UMKC...

Canvas Tip: Don’t Forget to Click “Publish”

One of the big changes with Canvas from the way Blackboard worked is publication of courses. In Blackboard, ITS could make all courses automatically visible to students on a specific date. In Canvas, we don’t have that ability. All Instructors must publish...

Student Assistance Available to Edit Captions in Panopto

Since Academic Year 2016-2017, UMKC Online has implemented increasing standards for accessibility in online courses. The current standards are expressed in the UMKC Online Course Certification Checklist (items 35-39). The accessibility standards listed in...

Two Members of the UMKC Online Team Bid Farewell

The UMKC Online team would like to take this opportunity to thank both Devon Cancilla and Melissa Messina for their invaluable contributions to the work done by our team and to the university. It is with sadness that we report that they both have left UMKC...