This asynchronous, ongoing opportunity introduces participants to the basics of accessibility, with emphasis placed on making content accessible while promoting proactive (as opposed to reactive) steps that people can take to create and advocate for accessible content. You’ll learn the language of accessibility, the laws that most impact higher ed, how to create accessible content, […]

The UTLC is creating resources that demonstrate a pathway for how instructors can provide student accessibility accommodations in a timely, effective manner in any mode of teaching. To better understand how instructors currently implement academic accommodations, you are invited to take a 5–10 minute anonymous survey. Please share your experiences, challenges, and preferences so we can […]

As we begin our transition to Microsoft 365, please consider taking advantage of the ongoing Microsoft 365 training opportunities: Basics 1: Cloud Storage with OneDrive and Teams This workshop explores the management of individual and Team files. Learn to upload, sync, share, and adjust the data security level for files with sensitivity labels. We will […]

A reminder that the below services are available to all CVPA faculty and staff. CVPA Academic Technology Support – Contact: A wide array of academic technology tools (instructional tools) are supported by the CVPA Academic Technology Specialist (Daniel Rice). Faculty may find support documents for assistance with Canvas, Web Conferencing, Box, Google Workspace, Microsoft 365, […]

Course content can be imported/copied from an existing course to a new (empty) course shell in Canvas. This content may include assignments, modules, pages, and discussions from a previous Canvas course, or the entire course content and settings can be imported. Note: users can only import content from their own enrollments. Please note, it is […]

What is Cross-listing in Canvas? Cross-listing allows you to move section enrollments from individual courses and combine them into one course. This feature is helpful for instructors who teach several sections of the same course and only want to manage course data in one location. Instructors can create assignments/assessments for individual sections or all sections […]

From UNC System Office Learning & Technology: REGISTER NOW! Designing Effective Online Courses Workshop:  This popular 4-week workshop provides faculty with information, tools, and practice to help them to be more successful and comfortable online. The hands-on workshop provides a framework for designing an online course and guides faculty in creating a syllabus and activities […]

Information about the upcoming transition to Microsoft 365 can be found at and contains an FAQ page as well as a way to submit questions about the transition. As CVPA staff, faculty, and admin have questions about these new initiatives, I would encourage you to visit often for updates and submit your questions […]

The UNC System Open Education Group is inviting interest from faculty instructors in their inaugural Open Pedagogy Incubator. The Incubator program supports faculty in adopting open principles to create more inclusive, student-centered courses through a series of workshops, facilitated discussions, and curated readings. Participants will complete the program with a clear process for implementing open […]