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The Office of University Communications would like to apologize for an error in reporting.

In last week’s edition of The Dome, we indicated that the employee E-letter would take an abbreviated break and not be published on Friday, May 10 or Monday, May 13. That information was incorrect.

The Dome will publish as regularly scheduled (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays), including this Friday, May 10 and next Monday, May 13.

We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion.

As always, submissions for The Dome are due by 2:00 p.m. on the day prior to publication.

Submitted by: University Communications

D2L: Export Discussion Posts

In D2L, faculty and students can export Discussion Posts.

For faculty, this may be useful for your own records or for departmental purposes.

For students, it may be useful to keep a history of what was said in a previous course.

To export Discussion Posts, you will need to activate the Discussion Grid View first. Then, you can export either all Discussion Posts or specific posts.

For more tutorials on D2L, check out the D2L Self-paced Training for Faculty and Staff Wiki page.

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, Instructional Designer, COLI

Summer Online Faculty Development Course

The OFDC (Online Faculty Development Course) offered by COLI is for full-time and part-time faculty, whether new to D2L, or experienced with technology for teaching. This five-week mini-course prepares instructors to teach online and hybrid courses. The OFDC provides many practical tips for teaching online but more importantly, helps faculty explore new pedagogies for active learning, social presence, and community in courses on the internet.

Additionally, the updated OFDC offers insights on what Regular and Substantive Interactions (RSI) are and how to incorporate RSI into your courses. It also includes information on Panopto, Canisius’s new video content management system, how it works, and how to best fit Panopto into your courses.

The OFDC can help professors craft engaging, interactive online experiences for students, either for all-online courses, or hybrid courses that feature limited use of the classroom.

Over the summer, we will be offering two courses:

OFDC A: Monday, May 20th-Friday, June 21st

OFDC B: Monday, July 8th-Friday, August 9th

To RSVP, please check out the Faculty Development Opportunities Wiki Page.

Stay tuned to the COLI Blog and the Dome for more sessions!

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, Instructional Designer, COLI

Wehle School of Business Student Award Luncheon

The Wehle School of Business celebrated its student award winners with a luncheon in their honor last week. Faculty and staff find great joy in celebrating the remarkable academic and personal accomplishments of every one of our students. At Canisius University, these students achieved remarkable feats. We are confident that after graduation, they will continue to excel and uphold Canisius’ legacy of creating leaders.

Our award winners pictured below:  Top row from left to right (Elizabeth Hertz, Danielle Gracz, Nerissa Williams, Andrew Finnerty, Garet Long and Mario Moretti. Bottom row from left to right (Monache Marchione, Cody Schiavon, JT Ennen, Jackson Webster, and Alex Terry-Manuel.)

Our award winners that were unable to attend the luncheon were Collin Rice, Joey Maher, Gabrielle Kaderli, Sean O’Brien, Lily Flannery, and Matthew Buynacek.

Submitted by: Kimberly Walkow, Executive Administrative Assistant, Wehle School of Business

Zoom: Automatic Captions/Live Transcript

In Zoom, Faculty, staff, and students can use Automatic Captions, which provide a Live Transcript of what is being said in a meeting. These are great for taking notes, reviewing meetings, and for the purposes of accessibility.

To use Automatic Captions, you first need to go to and turn the setting on. Here is a video tutorial on turning on Automatic Captions in Zoom. Zoom also offers a few options for Automatic Captions, including changing the font size, font color, and ensuring that Automatic Captions are on at the start of a meeting. Check out this video exploring the Automatic Captions Settings in Zoom.

Note, however, Automatic Captions are not completely accurate. If we plan on using Automatic Captions as a Transcript for later distribution, we will need to edit them first. Or, at the very least, warn attendees that Automatic Captions are not wholly accurate.

For more tutorials on Zoom, check out the Zoom for Web Conferencing Wiki page.

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, Instructional Designer, COLI