Call Confer Transitions to ConferZoom on August 31, 2019.

CCC Confer transitioned to ConferZoom in June 2018 to provide our faculty and staff with the latest in technology for online meetings and online classes.

This same great technology allows for conference calls with more features than a Call Confer:

  • Schedule from the desktop app, mobile device app, or website portal.
  • Join by phone, mobile device, or computer.
  • Record the call.
  • Store the recording in the cloud or download a local copy.
  • Share the recording with a link or MP3 file, keep it private, or delete the recording.
  • Receive an audio transcript of the conversation when the call completes -your automated note-taking tool, saving your time and effort.

Transition Timeline

  • August 15, 2019
    Final date to receive a Call Confer recording playback.
  • August 31, 2019
    Final date to schedule or host a Call Confer conference call.

What You Need to Know

  • Call Confer meetings currently scheduled beyond August 31, 2019 must be rescheduled with ConferZoom.
  • Learn how to create a conference call with ConferZoom.
  • Check out ConferZoom account status from your MyConfer home page; click the link to create an account if you don’t have one.
  • The ConferZoom website portal is . Your ConferZoom sign-in is your email, the password can be reset from the sign-in page.

Please contact CCC TechConnect support with your questions at

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Easy Accessibility Add On Ribbon for Word


What is the Berman Accessibility Ribbon?

The Berman Accessibility Ribbon (version 1.0) is an add-on to Microsoft Word for Windows (versions 2010, 2013, 2016, 2016/365, and 2019). It is available in various languages. (Unfortunately, Word for Mac still lacks the accessibility features of Word for Windows, so the ribbon only works for Word for Windows).

Got Word for Windows 2003 or 2007? Get Cliff Tyllick’s excellent toolbars and tabs for earlier versions of Word at .

Install the Berman Accessibility Ribbon into your Microsoft Word to make it easier to create and maintain accessible Word files. The ribbon will help you create documents that are accessible for everyone and that comply with WCAG 2.0: these are the criteria designated by regulations such as AODA and Section 508.

The ribbon is donationware… it is free, though we’d love it if you would make a donation to Carleton University’s READ Initiative.

How to install the ribbon on your Windows computer

  1. Get the ribbon by completing the Berman Accessibility Ribbon Registration form … it will email you a link to the davidbermancom-Accessibility-Ribbon-for-Word.exportedUI file you’ll need, which you’ll then download to a folder of your choice on your computer.
  2. Launch Microsoft Word for Windows 2010, 2013, or 2016, 2016/365, or 2019 and follow these steps:
    1. select File menu (in Microsoft Word)
    2. select Options command (this will open a Word Options dialog)
    3. select Customize Ribbon in the sidebar of the Word Options dialog (this will display the Customize Ribbon options)
    4. pulldown the Import/Export dropdown button menu (it’s in the lower corner of the dialog)
    5. select Import Customization File from the dropdown menu (this will open a “File Open” dialog)
    6. select the Berman Accessibility ribbon install file from the folder you downloaded it to in the very first step above, then select the Open button
    7. respond “Yes” to the warning dialog that appears asking “Replace all existing Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar customizations for this program?” (Note: if you have created other custom ribbons, they will be deleted!)
    8. now, back on the Word Options window, confirm that the checkbox next to “Accessibility (Custom)” in the Main Tabs section of the Customize The Ribbon column is checked (if not checked, the Berman Accessibility Ribbon will not appear in Word)
    9. if “Accessibility (Custom)” is not already at the top of the Main Tabs list, then repeatedly select the Move Up arrow button until “Accessibility (Custom)” is at the top of the list. (This will ensure that the Accessibility ribbon tab will be the next-to-first tab in Word’s interface… if you’d like it elsewhere, you can position it elsewhere.)

Congratulations! You have finished installing the Accessibility Ribbon.

The top of your Word screen should now look something like this (this screen capture is from Word 2013):

Screen capture of Berman Accessibility Ribbon in Microsoft Word for Windows 2016

The “Accessibility” tab now appears between the File and Home tabs. The ribbon has sections for:

  • Document
  • Page
  • Structure
  • Styles
  • Content
  • Links
  • Lists
  • Images
  • Forms
  • Acrobat (if you installed Acrobat)

(Your layout may differ slightly.)

How to deactivate the ribbon (should you ever wish to)

  1. Launch Microsoft Word 2010 or 2013 or 2016 or 2016/365 or 2019, and follow these steps within Word:
    1. select File menu
    2. select Options command (this will open a Word Options dialog)
    3. select Customize Ribbon in the sidebar of the Word Options dialog (this will display the Customize The Ribbon options)
    4. uncheck the box next to “Accessibility (Custom)” in the Main Tabs section of the Customize The Ribbon column
  2. If you also wish to permanently remove access to the ribbon, select the “<< Remove” button. (This will remove the ribbon from even being mentioned on the Customize The Ribbon option.)

How to remove the installer from your computer

  1. Follow the instructions above “How to inactivate the ribbon”.
  2. Go to the folder you saved the “davidbermancom-Accessibility-Ribbon-for-Word.exportedUI” to, and delete that file.

About the ribbon

This accessibility ribbon was developed by David Berman Communications. Thank you to the City of Guelph for the inspiration.

One stop shop for all OEI resources!

Online Ecosystem

CVC-OEI is committed to improving access to high-quality online courses and support services. Your dedication to our students is central to achieving this goal. To facilitate your success, we provide the CVC Ecosystem, a suite of online support resources that are free to consortium colleges and available through the CCC Foundation’s College Buys program at a discounted rate to colleges that are not yet part of the Consortium.

The CVC-OEI Ecosystem Portal is your one-stop resource to learn more about our support services and identify how to get started with your college implementation.

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Notebowl/Bulletin installed in WLAC Canvas!!!

Take your announcements to the next level…

Resources for instructors:

quick overview of Notebowl can be found here.

Sharing a few resources below to help instructors navigate Notebowl. Please feel free to share them with faculty looking to use Notebowl.

Adding and editing Notebowl discussion boards

 Sample post to replace Announcements with Bulletin (It is highly recommended to disable announcements and use Notebowl bulletin instead)

Tips to use Bulletin


Notebowl support team can be reached via the blue chat icon on the bottom right of the window or via email at

Canvas Updates from Team OEI

Happy New Year from your Customer Success Team!

One of our resolutions this year is to give our existing newsletter a bit of a makeover. We’re hard at work planning away, and would love your feedback! If you have a minute or two to spare, we invite you to fill out this GoogleForm to offer your opinions on content for the Team OEI Monthly Newsletter. For those of you who’ve already filled this out, THANK YOU! While that makeover is underway, we wanted to be sure we shared some updates with you……

We’re excited to explore the upcoming enhancements to Canvas this year, some highlights include updates to:

Below are a few recent changes that have occurred in Canvas recently. You can view the Canvas release notes for additional information.

  • The Arc media recorder now has video quizzing in open beta for Arc+Canvas users. This feature needs to be enabled by a CSM, please let us know if you are interested.
  • In the card view of the Canvas Dashboard, users can now move and sort their course tiles.

Are you looking for training resources for the new year? We have excellent options in Canvas Commons, details can be found here:

  • Be The Hero – This course is perfect for new admins, or as a refresher!
  • Growing With Canvas – Self paced training for teachers who want to know more about Canvas.

InstrucureCon 2019 presentation proposals are currently being accepted. If you are interested in presenting please submit your proposal before February 22nd. Notifications will go out by March 20th letting you know of your acceptance. 

Please reach out to us at if you have questions or need any assistance. In the meantime, we wish you all the best!