DE SIG@Duke: Focus on eLearning Tools & Universal Design

Join your distance education colleagues on January 12, 2016 as we focus on eLearning tools and universal design for all Duke learners. Michael Greene, Jolie Tingen, and Chris Lorch will lead our discussion, which includes a demo of a new, interactive quiz tool CIT is piloting this spring. We’ll learn about updates and new features available in Warpwire and Sakai. After the eLearning tools demo, we’ll focus on universal design and learn 7 practical methods to apply universal design concepts to online course materials using existing Duke platforms such as Sakai and Sites@Duke.

Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2016: 3pm-4:30pm
Location: Bostock 024


  • Demo of eduCanon, an interactive video lessons tool that adds interactive quiz elements on top of videos to engage your students! CIT is piloting this software Spring 2016 with a planned deployment Fall 2016.
  • Warpwire 1.7: New features such as tags, playlists, and batch editing, all slated to be released Spring 2016. With Warpwire’s  video publishing and media management capabilities, you can create, publish, and share video in and out of the classroom.
  • What’s coming in Sakai 11, such as a new, easy to use, mobile-friendly design, improved menus and grading in the Gradebook tool, and enhancements to the Lessons tool.
  • Universal Design for all Duke learners: Learn new tools to make your existing content accessible, as well as 7 practical, simple, and time-tested methods to apply universal design concepts to distance ed course materials using existing Duke platforms (Sakai and Sites@Duke)

RSVP: Not required [meetings are open to anyone at Duke with an interest in distance education]

DE SIG @ Duke meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every odd-numbered month from 3pm-4:30pm, in Bostock 024 (CIT Conference room). For more information or to join our email list, see our website. For questions, contact Sophia Stone ( or Haiyan Zhou (

Sophia Stone, Ed.D.

Author: Sophia Stone, Ed.D.

Sophia collaborates with faculty to provide pedagogical and academic technology consulting, training, and project management, for campus-based and online initiatives. She consults on innovative teaching practices across academic disciplines, and works with faculty on course planning, course design and development, and assessment strategies. Her research interests include global online education, instructional design, faculty development, distance education, and international learners.