Cidi Labs Newsletter, July 2020

We hope this edition of our newsletter finds you all well and making the best of this very unique summer.  It has been a busy few months for us, as we recently welcomed our 250th institution to the Cidi Labs family!  Read on for some ways we’d like to show our appreciation to this amazing community. 

Mark your calendar: Cidi Labs Customer Meeting is July 30

We’re so disappointed that we won’t be able to meet in person at InstructureCon, but that’s not going to stop us from connecting with you all this month. 

Our annual customer meeting is still happening – now via zoom!  All Cidi Labs customers are invited to join us Thursday, July 30th at 10am MT / 12pm ET

The meeting will provide an opportunity to:  

    • Hear from Kenneth how the next generation of DesignPLUS is progressing and get an updated preview.
    • Learn more about some exciting updates we have planned for UDOIT Cloud, our course accessibility checker.   
    • Provide your feedback on some additional new tools and capabilities that Cidi Labs could bring you in the future.  
    • Have some fun connecting with Cidi Labs and your fellow community members!  

Calling All DesignPLUS Greatnessgreatness

In case you missed it, we’re building a DesignPLUS Showcase to offer inspiration, share best practices, and recognize impact across the community. 

By submitting examples of your institution’s best DesignPLUS work, you can earn a discount on next year’s DesignPLUS subscription fee.  We can’t wait to see what you’ve done! 

What Else is New?

In addition to the customer meeting and DesignPLUS Showcase, we have a few other bite-sized updates to share:

    • The new Upload/Embed Image tool within DesignPLUS will be released very soon.  You will receive an email with activation instructions, and as always, we will be available to help with this straightforward 3-step process if you need a hand. Read more about the new tool in our last newsletter.  
    • Cidi Labs has recently partnered with Quality Matters to further our mutual goal of supporting you in delivering high quality online courses.  Stay tuned for an announcement about an upcoming webinar! 
    • Our team has grown.  In order to continue enhancing the Cidi Labs tools you rely on, we’ve hired two new developers.  Rumor has it they’ll be making an appearance at the customer meeting, so be sure to join us and welcome them!  
We look forward to connecting with many of you later this month! Until then, be well.
~ The Cidi Labs Team