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While You Were Away in January…

By Linda Beith, Director of Instructional Design

The Instructional Design team was busy in the month of January upgrading four major instructional technologies including Bridges learning management system, Panopto video capture, Citrix GoToMeeting/GoToTraining web conferencing and PollEverywhere virtual clickers. The ID team also conducted another session over winter break of the Teaching Online short course for faculty interested in transitioning from teaching on campus to teaching online.


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What’s New in Bridges

Some faculty will notice a new look to their Bridges courses. The School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation, the School of Continuing Studies and the Law School Bridges courses each have a new and unique look. The plan is to eventually add more choices for faculty to change the look and feel of their courses.

Notable tools added to Bridges include a Drop Box to collect electronic student work and Page Order tool to allow faculty to re-order their course menu items and hide tools from student view.


The Instructional Technology Development Center has been replaced with a new area on the first floor of the Learning Commons. This room is called the Instructional Design Education and Application (I.D.E.A.) space and the intent is to provide a space for faculty to develop materials and learn new technologies in consultation with the Instructional Design team. For more information contact the Instructional Design team at id@rwu.edu or phone 401-254-3187.