Quarterly Newsletter - April 2022

Hello from the Cidi Labs team!  We hope it’s been a good school year and that you are enjoying a return to some semblance of normalcy.  We’ve been hard at work on a number of things we think you’ll be excited about…read on to learn more!

Introducing...Cidi Spotlights

We’re pleased to announce a new video series that highlights, or…ahem, spotlights specific features of our tools that are widely used to help you get the most out them. 

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and share these videos with your colleagues!  

Tools to Bolster Your Quality Initiatives

A Free Quality Matters Webinar


Join us as we explore how Cidi Labs instructional design tools for Canvas can help make your Quality Matters work more efficient and easier to scale. You’ll hear first-hand from Southern State Community College about how the advanced course design toolset and course readiness tracking tool helped them build higher quality courses and more effectively manage the work involved in doing so. 

Rolling Out DesignPLUS to Faculty

In February we held a customer meeting to discuss strategies, tips and tricks for rolling out DesignPLUS to faculty.  There was a wealth of knowledge and experience shared, and we put together this whitepaper to try and capture it all! 

Many thanks to our presenters:  

    • Cynthia Wilshusen, Cuesta College
    • Devon Fisher, Lenoir-Rhyne University
    • Dr. Sheri Wilson & Martina Blanco, Broward County Public Schools
    • Matt Andrasian-Jones, Bakersfield College
List of Key Strategies

Next Generation DesignPLUS Update

In March, the next generation DesignPLUS project reached an important milestone – alpha testing.  We are extremely grateful that the following individuals took the time to test and provide valuable feedback that will continue to shape this exciting new version of DesignPLUS:

    • Lita Bledsoe, Oaks Christian School
    • Dave Bull, Institute for Contemporary Music
    • Stacy Greathouse, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
    • Enoch Hunsaker, Brigham Young University
    • Matthew Jennings, University of Alabama Birmingham
    • Chase Krohn, Southern Utah University
    • Esther Maruani, University of Minnesota
    • David Rowden, Noble Public Schools

Stay tuned for more information as we work toward a beta release this summer!

Hope to See You Soon!

It was great to see some of you earlier this month at OLC in Texas.  As we finally return to some in person events, we hope to have the opportunity to see many more of you!

Here’s where you can find us in the next few months:

May 18:  Cidi Labs Australia User Group Meeting 
June 1-3:  AIS IT Managers conference – Gold Coast
June: 6-7:  Universities Australia Conference – Canberra
June 7-9:  Mississippi eLearning Association Retreat – Poplarville, MS
June 29-July 1:  OTC – Long Beach, California
July 14:  InstructureCon North America – virtual

If you know of an event we should attend, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Cidi Labs conference booth with smiling employees

Until the next time, we’re sending our best to you all!

~ The Cidi Labs Team