September 2021 Newsletter

Hello and happy fall from the Cidi Labs team!  We hope your school year is off to a good start and maybe even has some semblance of normalcy to it.  This edition of the newsletter will fill you in on all the good things we’ve been up to since we last wrote in June.   Click here for a pdf version of this newsletter.

New Version of UDOIT Cloud Released

Version 3.0 of UDOIT Cloud – our Canvas course accessibility checker – is a significant leap forward in the functionality and user experience of the platform and was released in July

This new version also expands the UDOIT administrative capabilities, providing greater visibility into the accessibility efforts across all courses in a Canvas account. 

For a 2 minute overview of UDOIT Cloud 3.0, check out this video:  

Cidi Labs 4th Annual Customer Meeting

In July, we hosted our very popular customer meeting (virtually) and it was packed with helpful information and inspiration for the year to come.  You can find recordings of each session here, but you definitely don’t want to miss this one:

Next Generation DesignPLUS Update

In this session, Kenneth provided an in-depth look at progress that has been made on this exciting new version of DesignPLUS, and more information on when it will be available.

InstructureCon Session

InstructureCon Gold Sponsor October 7th 2021

Drop by our virtual booth at InstructureCon to say hello or ask a question, and check out our on-demand session titled:  

Looks DO Matter:  Taking Your Canvas Course Design to the Next Level 

This session explores the reasons the aesthetic design of a course is important, and provides practical tips for improving the visual appeal of existing course content to keep students engaged!  

DesignPLUS Tips & Tricks: Help for Foreign Language Courses

Did you know that DesignPLUS has a Language Accents Tool that can help alleviate the need to memorize keyboard shortcuts for special characters used in foreign languages?

Check out this 2 minute video or our Knowledgebase Article to learn more about enabling this tool for course admins and students.

Welcome to Our Newest Team Members

Welcome Aboard sign

In order to continue to delight our almost 400(!) customers, we’ve recently added two new members to the Cidi Labs team. 
Join us in welcoming Natalie and Ethan, who are so multi-talented that they will be helping out in Support, Training and Development!  

That’s it for now.  Until the next time, we’re sending our best to you all!

~ The Cidi Labs Team