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Panopto Overhaul

Over the 2024 Summer, COLI will be doing a required overhaul to the Panopto integration with D2L. This will occur on late June 17th.

The impact to instructors using Panopto for course video should be minimal. However, on the day of the overhaul, Panopto may not be available to your or your students.

Additionally, if you plan on copying Panopto videos over from previous courses to a new course space, spot-check at least several of them and ensure that they play correctly.

If you find that you are having issues on or after June 17th with Panopto, please contact Helpdesk.

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

Upcoming Hypothes.is Maintenance

Hypothes.is will be doing server maintenance Saturday, May 25th, 2024. The expected maintenance window is 3:00AM to 11:00AM. Hypothes.is will be temporarily unavailable during this time.

If you are planning on creating Hypothes.is assignments in your Summer D2L courses (or pre-emptively for your Fall courses), please be aware that you will not be able to create Assignments during this time. For Faculty planning on having a Hypothes.is assignment due on Friday or Saturday, please consider moving the due date by a day or two and/or warning your students.

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

Excel Lunch Learning

COLI is offering two half-hour Excel trainings in June. After lunch, come learn some quick Excel tips that can make your work easier and increase your productivity!

Excel Lunch Learning Sessions, Old Main 115:

  • Wednesday, June 5th, 2024, 12:30 PM
  • Thursday, June 27th, 2024, 12:30 PM

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

Google Drive: Save Student Work for Long-Term

Do you use Google Drive to collect student work or files? Have students shared files with you via Google Drive? Do you need to preserve these files in the long-term and/or for accreditation or reporting purposes?

Make sure to copy these files or download them! Additionally, it is easy to move a folder or file to another location or Drive after making the copy.

There are a few reasons for this.

First, Students only have access to their Canisius Google Accounts for a limited amount of time after they graduate. After this time is up, their Google Drive information gets deleted.

Second, Students may edit or delete these files after the class is finished. While they may have good backup practices, it’s also possible that the shared file is the only copy.

For more information on Google Drive, check out the Google Drive and Related Apps Wiki page or feel free to email helpdesk@canisius.edu with questions.

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

Excel Lunch Training

COLI is offering two half-hour Excel trainings in June. After lunch, come learn some quick Excel tips that can make your work easier and increase your productivity!

Excel Lunch Learning Sessions, Old Main 115:

  • Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 12:30 PM
  • Thursday, June 27, 2024, 12:30 PM

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