From CLEW Wiki
CLEW (Collaboration and Learning Environment Windsor) is the University of Windsor's learning management and collaboration system.
CLEW is part of a global network of educators using open-source software called Sakai, otherwise known as a Collaboration and Learning Environment (CLE). Sakai can be used beyond the classroom as free, open-source software, which offers the ultimate in flexibility, avoids the risks of vendor lock-in and escalating license costs, and can be customized. Also, institutions can join the Sakai environment with other well-known foundation partners like Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, Indiana University, Yale University, University of MichiganColumbia UniversityOxford University, University of Cambridge, and the list goes on! The global adoption continues to grow. The University of Windsor is one of the first Canadian partners in the Sakai team.
CLEW is used to support teaching and learning in face-to-face courses, distance education courses, and courses that are a blend of the two. Using CLEW, instructors can:
- post lecture notes or PowerPoint presentations on-line
- make class announcements
- guide learning through on-line lessons
- facilitate group work in discussion forums
- accept assignments on-line and provide confidential feedback
- post secure confidential grades
CLEW is also designed to support research and collaboration efforts. CLEW may be used to facilitate ad-hoc collaboration, to administer a study, to collaborate on a grant, or to run a study group between individuals within one or several institutions.
University of Windsor - CLEW Help
Welcome to the University of Windsor's CLEW Help articles!
For help using Blackboard, the University of Windsor's new learning management system, please visit the Blackboard help pages.
Below you will find a collection of articles, FAQ's, and known issues for CLEW. This wiki is a work in progress so continue to check back here as we will be updating the content frequently.
If you wish to login to CLEW, you can use this link:
CLEW Articles for Instructors
The most popular articles for instructors are listed below:
- Video Uploading / Linking
- Video Tutorials for Instructors
- Virtual Classroom
- Wikis in Higher Education
Instructor Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- How do I get started using CLEW?
- How do I request a course site?
- How do I add TAs or other Instructors to my course?
- What does clicking the "LAUNCH THIS SITE" link in the menu do?
- How do I import grades into Gradebook from Quizzes & Tests?
- Where do I find some help about Copyright?
- Are there any CLEW help guides for my GA or TA?
CLEW Articles for Students
CLEW Workshops and Other Teaching Tools
Ask for Help
CLEW Known Issues
Known issues are "bugs" that have been identified. See the full lists of issues, possible work arounds, and the status of problem correction. A list of resolved Known Issues can also be found here. Known Issues Occasionally, CLEW's servers experience unanticipated outages. These are tracked in an article entitled CLEW Downtime.