Brandon Poulliot recently served as a member of the technical team and presented at the annual eLearning Consortium of Colorado (eLCC) conference in Breckenridge, Colorado. His presentation on utilizing the application programming interface (API) to expand end-user abilities within learning management systems like Canvas was warmly received and garnered lively discussion amongst the attendees. The session, From OMG to API: An LMS Admin Journey, focused on learning the basics of API technology and documentation as well as building a toolbox of resources for building and executing API calls for users of all abilities.
This 90-minute "come when you want" session will kick off with a thirty-minute training on Microsoft Planner, continue with thirty-minutes of OIT updates, and the remainder of the time will be for staff and faculty to ask questions. Come for all ninety minutes or just the thirty-minutes in which you would find beneficial.
The Application Development and Support (ADS) team has created an Application Review Board. The intent of this committee is to serve our campus by helping departments identify needs or develop software solutions. The committee will review requests made from those who are acting on behalf of a department or college, not individual requests. Requestors can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following questions answered:
- What is the problem you are trying to solve?
- Do you already have a solution in mind? If so, what is it?
- Who is the main contact?
- Who is the technical contact?
- When would you like to deploy this new software?
Once received, the committee will review the request and move forward as appropriate.