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08 April 2014

Teaching and Learning Place Open House

SUU Online and Center of Excellence for Teaching and Learning have moved to a centralized location on campus, ED 338. This new location will be called the Teaching and Learning Place.

In our new location we have an area called the "Sandbox". This is a mini workshop and lab area where faculty and staff can experiment with available instructional technologies.

We are having an open house on April 16th from 2-5pm. Please come and visit us. Refreshments will be served.

We hope to see you here!

27 March 2014

April Workshops

SUU Online™ Instructional Technology Workshops

SUU Online will host training and workshops in April for faculty and staff who use instructional technology:

April 15th   3pm-4pm  Canvas App Version 3.0

Canvas App Version 3.0

This week's SUU Online workshop is on the newest Canvas App update which includes a new interface and better functionality. For more information on the Canvas app please click here [] to view our App of the Month Spotlight.

All interested faculty and staff come to ED 338, from 3 p.m.- 4 p.m. this Tuesday, April 15th.

Workshop queries can be sent to

25 March 2014

SUU Online's App of the Month for April

Canvas App (3.0) by Instructure

Great news! Canvas App (3.0) by Instructure is here. This new version promotes a more intuitive, lighter interface with navigation that mimics the web version of your Canvas courses.

Image of the canvas app, each course has its own icon and own color.
Canvas App
This update also includes an improved design experience on iPad devices and builds the framework for full support in all content areas including modules, people, and quizzes. Additional updates will be available on a more frequent basis.
Courses are associated by color, which you can change on the dashboard. Colors help distinguish courses throughout other areas of the Canvas app.

Course navigation mirrors the Canvas web console. On the iPhone, course navigation links drop down from the top of the course. On the iPad, course navigation links appear on the left side of course content.

Download the Canvas by Instructure app in the iTunes store. Version 3.0 requires iOS 7.0 or later.

Please note the Canvas for iOS app (for iOS 6+) is no longer supported.

If you would like to learn how to use this or other apps, please contact Michelle Thayer at or435.586.1994 for an appointment.

References: Instructure Canvas

11 March 2014

Cranium Cafe': Cafe' with us


What is Cranium Cafe'?  It's a one on one virtual meeting where faculty/staff can meet with students or students can meet with each other virtually and go over questions or work together. Cranium Cafe' can be accessed within Canvas [classroom] or for departments, set up like a webpage. Some uses can be tutoring, office hours,  advisement, mentoring, class projects (peer to peer),etc.

"The Cafe helps your students connect to your school’s departments,
faculty and peers in a safe and comfortable environment."

As SUU Online we have a live support page that uses Cranium Cafe'.

If you have any questions you can Cafe with us. If you are just curious about what Cranium Cafe' is, cafe with us. You can choose to chat with this instantly or make an appointment. Here is our live support page link:

We also have tutorials available, click here []