IU Expand is growing. This collaboration between the Office of Online Education (OOE) and eLearning Design and Services (eDS) now offers more than 100 modules at no or low cost to anyone in the world, as well as 1,000 modules for IU faculty, students, and staff—and the numbers keep growing. Since its launch in February 2017, IU Expand has received 102,720 enrollments. IU is one of the leaders of a Canvas Catalog Community of Practice, where more than 100 people from more than 20 colleges and universities collaborate to guide improvements to the system.
New to Expand is a paywall where schools and departments that collect revenue can collect payments. IU is part of a new Catalog team that is working with other universities on feature enhancements.
Notable new offerings by IU faculty and university units include “Academic Writing for Lawyers,” a short course on skills key to scholarly work. The course is relevant for anyone working on an academic paper, thesis, or dissertation. It was developed by Frank Emmert, L.L.M., the John S. Grimes Professor of Law at IUPUI’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
Career changers may be interested in “The Career Playbook,” developed by the IU Alumni Association, with its career-planning toolkit that helps alumni, vets, or anyone else prepare for and succeed in a new career. It is offered in self-guided and career-coach-facilitated formats.
The “Inclusive Prekindergarten Best Practice Series” developed by the Early Childhood Center at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community is a self-paced, free certificate series of evidence-based practices for instructors who work with prekindergarten children.
Coming soon to IU Expand is a social login and announcements of enhanced features.