Cidi Labs Newsletter, October 2020

We sincerely look forward to this opportunity every few months to share important Cidi Labs updates with you and this quarter doesn’t disappoint!  Check out the exciting things we’ve been up to since our last quarterly newsletter.

The DesignPLUS Showcase Launch

showcaseNow there’s a place where you can see some of the awesome things the community has done with DesignPLUS.  Be sure to visit the Showcase for inspiration and ideas.  Many thanks to those who contributed to the inaugural entries! 

Virtual Presence at CanvasCon Online

We hope to “see” you at CanvasCon Online next week!  Stop by our virtual CanvasCon boothbooth to say hello, ask a question, watch a demo, or connect with other users in our Community Lounge.

Also, check out our On-Demand Session which features a whirlwind tour through all four of our solutions.

Fun New Features in DesignPLUS

The October release of DesignPLUS includes some fun new features which Kenneth added as a result of your feedback!  DesignPLUS

The ability to duplicate content blocks and create new links to Canvas content expand the list of time-saving features in DesignPLUS.

Key Action Items


A new Key Action Items tool provides a way to create tasks and instructions specific to Canvas content which are only visible to those who are editing content.  

This tool makes it easy to highlight course design actions that need to be completed, and embed helpful tips specific to each of those tasks. 

Users can mark action items complete as they go, making it easy to keep track of what they have left to do.  

For more information about the October release, be sure to read the Release Notes in the DesignPLUS Admin Guide. 

In Case You Missed It

Here are a few other things we’ve communicated recently:

Wishing you all the best for a healthy and successful Fall!

–The Cidi Labs Team