CLEW (Collaboration and Learning Environment Windsor) is the University of Windsor's learning management and collaboration system.
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:
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.
The University’s learning management system, Collaboration and Learning Environment Windsor (CLEW), will upgrade to version 2.9.2 at the end of August, just in time for the upcoming Fall semester.
Many exciting changes contained within the upgrade include:
For more information about the CLEW 2.9.2 upgrade, updates, and the many new features available, please visit http://mediawikibe.uwindsor.ca/clew/index.php/Upgrade_Updates
If you have any questions about CLEW or the transition to Blackboard Learn, please feel welcome to contact the Helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 4440.
The CLEW Help is an online wiki where you can search for specific terms, hyperlink to other relevant articles, review frequently asked questions, print instructional documentation, link to a summary of the most popular pages, and review topics connected through various categories.
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 partners like Stanford, Indiana, Yale, Berkeley, Oxford, Cambridge, and the list goes on! The University of Windsor is one of the first Canadian partners in the Sakai team.