Hello and Happy New Year from the Cidi Labs team! We hope 2022 is off to a great start for you. Our greatest wish for the new year is that we have more opportunities to connect with you all in person. Until then, this edition of the newsletter will help to keep us connected!
We’re excited to report that a lot of progress has been made on Next Generation DesignPLUS and we hope to start Alpha Testing next month!
If you missed the in-depth look that Kenneth provided at our Customer Meeting in July, you can see it here.
There are a lot of reasons to be excited about this forthcoming version, but here are our top 3:
1. Mix and match components so you can for example choose this heading style and that navigation style – even if they aren’t part of the same theme.
2. Easier than ever user experience with a streamlined, more dynamic user interface as well as built-in help and tutorials that give you the expertise of Cidi Labs Support, right at your fingertips.
3. An extensible framework that makes it easier for us to continue adding all the new features and gems that Kenneth and team dream up!
Join us as we discuss strategies, tips and tricks for sharing the magic of DesignPLUS beyond your instructional design team. When it comes to putting the powerful capabilities of DesignPLUS in the hands of faculty and instructors, there is no one-size-fits-all approach.
That’s why we’ve put together a panel of Cidi Labs customers to share how they rolled out DesignPLUS at their institution. During this event, you’ll also hear some best practices from the Cidi Labs Training & Support Team and have a chance to ask questions of all presenters. We hope to see you there!
Here are a few other updates that may interest you:
To stay informed with updates like these, make sure you’re part of our User Group Community on Slack!
Does your Canvas course have lots of content on pages? Without point values or due dates, sometimes these pages are overlooked by students. DesignPLUS can help! Here are four things you can do to make sure students view that important content:
For more helpful information about how to use DesignPLUS or our other tools, visit our Knowledgebase.
In order to provide more local support to educational institutions in the Asia-Pacific region, we’ve expanded the Cidi Labs team to include two new members who are located in Australia. You can learn more about them here.
Until next time, we’re sending our best to you all!
~ The Cidi Labs Team