The Community of Educational Technology Support (ComETS) is a grassroots network of UW-Madison teaching & learning support staff. ComETS works to support education technology professionals with networking opportunities, collaborative exploration of emerging trends, and representation on campus committees.


  • Panel Discussion: Canvas LMS Pilot
    During the Spring semester of 2015, DoIT Academic Technology managed a pilot program to explore the Canvas learning management system. Join your ComETS colleagues on Friday, August 7 from 10:30-11:30 for a panel discussion that will highlight lessons learned as the pilot enters phase II. The panel will be held in Media Studio B, College Library (Room #2252B) inside the Computer & Media Center, 2nd floor.

    Please RSPV by adding your name and email to this document.  

    The session will:
    • provide an overview of pilot evaluation data 
    • demonstrate Canvas features and pilot course sites
    • offer a venue to ask questions and discuss the future of Canvas as the pilot continues in Fall 2015
    Presenters & panelists will include: 
    • Bethany Gordy, UW Canvas pilot project manager, DoIT Academic Technology
    • Josh Morrill, Sr. Evaluator, DoIT Academic Technology  
    • Emily Baker, Instructional Technologist, Division of Continuing Studies
    • Billy Kardasz, Instructional Technology Specialist, School of Business
    • Steve Cramer, Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning  

    Posted Jul 23, 2015, 2:29 PM by Jonathan Klein
  • ComETS Participation with TLT-MAG
    Please take a moment to read this brief update and consider my request for your input…

    The Teaching, Learning, Technology Madison Advisory Group (TLT-MAG) began meeting this academic year as one of several campus groups charged with making recommendations to leadership about UW-Madison’s learning technology systems, tools and support. ComETS is fortunate to have an opportunity to participate. During the group's last few meetings, I’ve served as the ComETS representative. TLT-MAG is now set to meet at the end of next week to consider and adopt a set of principles that will guide the group in it's advisory role. 

    I’d very much like to hear from you if you have thoughts, comments, or questions on either the attached set of principles, or TLT-MAG in general. Please email me at When the group convenes, I’d like to have a diverse array of perspectives from the ComETS community. Also, please stay tuned for further updates. I hope to use future opportunities to foster good dialogue within the ComETS community. 

    Posted Jun 29, 2015, 2:19 PM by Jonathan Klein
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