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Instructure Intros Canvas Certified Educator Program

This week, during Instructure's virtual customer conference, CanvasCon Online, the learning management system company announced the Canvas Certified Educator program.

Colgate U Outsourcing Faculty Support for Hybrid Learning

New York's Colgate University has sought outside help to improve the quality of its hybrid learning experience. The university, which has reopened to students on campus, is also continuing its remote learning programs. Now, some faculty will have access to 2UOS Essential from 2U, a set of services for course production and development, technology and support.

New Vanderbilt Instructional Design Support Center to Ease Faculty Transition to Online Teaching

Vanderbilt University has announced a new Instructional Design Support Center focused on improving online teaching and course quality.

Arizona State U to Share Help with Remote Instruction in Free Online Conference

Arizona State University is hosting a free two-day online conference to help all higher education faculty prepare remote courses for the fall.

Lumen Learning Intros Professional Development Program for Faculty

A new professional development offering from Lumen Learning aims to help higher education faculty improve their teaching. Lumen Circles combines an online learning platform with "facilitated fellowships" that connect faculty with peers to form a virtual community of practice.

OLC to Deliver Discounted PD on Online Instruction to Minority-Serving Institutions

The Online Learning Consortium has received a grant to work with minority-serving institutions as they shift to online instruction. The $50,000 award from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will fund delivery of affordable, short-term workshops to reach instructors in institutions that need professional development resources most.

Universities to Scale Faculty Training with ACUE Program

Four university systems have been accepted into a program that will deliver professional development to their faculty as part of improving student achievement.

Crash Course Offers Roadmap for Quick Transition to Online Learning

The Flipped Learning Global Initiative has launched a free online course to help instructors and institutions that need to make a quick move to remote learning.

AWS Extends Cloud Ambassador Program to Students

Amazon Web Services has expanded its AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador Program to provide professional development resources and opportunities not just for educators, but also for students.

Digital Transformation: A Focus on Creativity, Not Tools

Veteran education technologist Ellen Wagner examines a point that is too often missing from discussions of "digital transformation".