Open Forum with Unizin CEO Amin Qazi Oct. 21

On Oct. 21, Colorado State University faculty and staff can meet and talk with Amin Qazi, CEO of Unizin, the higher education consortium founded earlier this year by CSU, University of Florida, Indiana University and University of Michigan.

Qazi will hold an open forum in the Morgan Library Event Hall at 11 a.m., preceded by a reception at 10:30 a.m. All faculty and staff are invited to learn about how Unizin will allow instructors to share their own teaching content and gain access to a repository of shared digital content from campus colleagues and others at member institutions.

Unizin recently announced three additional universities had joined the consortium: University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Minnesota and Oregon State University.

“Unizin allows us to get control of our digital learning ecosystem,” said Vice President of IT and Dean of Libraries Patrick Burns. “We have better tools for better learning, and we can make sure it goes where we want it to go.”

The first step toward implementation of Unizin on campus is the switch from RamCT on Blackboard to the Canvas by Instructure learning management system.

Faculty will learn more about the transition to Canvas and other tools and opportunities for enhanced teaching and learning at the all-faculty meeting that follows the open forum, at noon Tuesday in the Main Ballroom of the Lory Student Center.

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