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Cidi Labs Newsletter – January 2020

Happy New Year! All of us at Cidi Labs are wishing you a fantastic year ahead. To kickstart 2020, we thought we’d share a few updates that certainly have us ringing in the new year…

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Save the Date: Cidi Labs User Meeting 2019

Save the date! We’ve successfully locked in a place for our second annual user group meeting. You’ll find us at the Courtyard Marriott in Downtown Long Beach near the convention center.

Here are some basic details:

When: July 12, 2019 @ 8 am – 12 pm PST

Where: Long Beach Courtyard Marriott, downtown, near the Convention Center, Atlantic Ballroom

Plan on a light breakfast.

More soon!

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new colors

September 2018 Newsletter

DESIGN TOOLS RELEASE NOTES 9.2018 It’s a big month for new and modified Design Tools features. Check out what September’s release has to offer.  New Color Picker [BETA]: It’s finally here! The long anticipated new color tool is in Beta and

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August 2018 Newsletter

August 2018 Newsletter EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!(Especially in July at Cidi Labs!) We hit 100! Yep. 100 customers.(As of the writing this note, we are up to 107! But who’s counting?) We celebrated as a team with cake and rocket ship cookies! We

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July News and InstructureCarn Notes

Remember the movie Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken from 1991 about the girl in a traveling circus who rides her trick horse off a diving platform and one time forgets to close her eyes and goes blind? Well, it has nothing to do

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June 2018 Cidi Labs Newsletter

It’s been more than two years now since we launched the SaaS version of #Kennethware. We’re having a blast and we’re continuing to grow.  We are now a team of five. Kenneth Larsen and Mike Zackrison (creator and fearless leader),

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March 16, 2020
  • Rutgers Online Learning Conference

    Dates: March 16, 2020

    Location: New Brunswick, NJ

    If you're in the Mid-Atlantic region, join us at the Rutgers Online Learning Conference where we will be presenting and exhibiting.  Visit for more information. 

March 18, 2020
  • Cidi Labs Live Webinar: Maximize Accessibility with UDOIT Cloud

    Dates: March 18, 2020  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Location: Zoom,

    When: Mar 18, 2020 02:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

    Register in advance for this webinar:

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    This webinar will highlight our new course-level accessibility checker, brought to you in partnership with the University of Central Florida.  Come see how UDOIT Cloud scans your Canvas courses, identifies possible accessibility issues, and guides designers and faculty in repairing those issues using Universal Design principles.  Hear from an institution that conducted an extensive pilot of UDOIT Cloud and concluded it was the right tool for their university. 

March 31, 2020
  • OLC Innovate

    Dates: March 31, 2020 - April 3, 2020  

    Location: Chicago, IL

    Cidi Labs will be exhibiting and presenting at OLC Innovate in Chicago. Come see us at Booth 304, and attend our session on Thursday, April 2nd at 2:15pm to learn how DesignPLUS can help instructional designers take their courses to the next level.

April 8, 2020
  • Cidi Labs Live Webinar: Take your Canvas Courses to the Next Level with DesignPLUS

    Dates: April 8, 2020  11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Location: Zoom,

    When: Apr 8, 2020 11:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada) 

    Register in advance for this webinar:

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    Come learn why our customers are saying things like, “We have a lot of tools for Canvas, but DesignPLUS is the one that really sets our faculty on fire!” and “This actually changes the way instructional designers do their jobs.”  DesignPLUS is an advanced course authoring toolset that natively integrates with Canvas.  This webinar will demonstrate the many ways the tools can help your designers build much better Canvas courses in much less time.