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CSU Moves will introduce students to local transportation options and key strategies for navigating campus safely and efficiently. CSU Moves uses a combination of animated videos, infographics and engaging resources, all in under an hour and through the Canvas online learning management system.

Are you an incoming, first-year student?
Be a part of the research study to test CSU Moves

To participate in the study you must be 18+, taking on-campus classes, and not part of the INTO program.

Enroll in the course now at https://colostate.instructure.com/enroll/GANNEC

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For additional information on the project, please contact:

Erika Benti
CSU Parking and Transportation Services
Erika.Benti@colostate.edu, 970-491-7600

For information about your rights as a volunteer in this research, please contact the CSU Institutional Review Board at:
RICRO_IRB@mail.colostate.edu, 970-491-1381

Learn more about CSU Moves

The project team received funding in August 2017 from the city’s Innovate Fort Collins Challenge grant program. The funding allowed CSU to develop and implement an online transportation education module about commuting options, and provide it to students.

The team is comprised of representatives from CSU Parking and Transportation, CSU Police Department, Health Network, School of Education, and the city of Fort Collins.

The purpose of this project is to introduce incoming CSU students to their transportation options on and around campus, while encouraging safe and lawful behaviors of CSU students while traveling in our community, whether on bicycle, driving, walking, or using transit.

Since CSU Moves will be provided in Canvas, it is also a fun, low-stress way to introduce incoming students to the Canvas platform.

Once this study concludes, CSU Moves will be available in Canvas for all students beginning late Summer 2018, and will feature the following elements:

  • Six, 90-second animated videos developed by CSU Creative Services to illustrate a set of universal concepts, which are Transportation Choice Matters, Be Seen Be Heard, Be Predictable, Protect Yourself and Your Vehicles, Drive Your Bike, and Share the Road.
  • Additional content to support each concept and provide details relevant to the CSU campus, including infographics, checklists, short videos and resources.
  • Short quizzes to measure comprehension of each of the six concepts.
  • A survey administered six weeks post-module to measure its impact on students’ behavior and determine the most effective timing for training.

In this pilot year, students will be invited to participate in pre- and post-matriculation sample groups, so the impact of the module on their transportation knowledge and behavior can be studied.

CSU Moves incorporates mini quizzes following each of the six units, and participants are asked to complete a short survey immediately before and after completing the program. These evaluations will measure change in knowledge and attitudes and intent to use the information provided. Additionally, participants are asked to complete a final survey in late-October, to measure the module’s impact on their travel behavior. These data will be used to understand the best time to provide the module to students (pre- vs post-matriculation) and to guide revisions of the module content and delivery.

The project team will use this pilot to study the impact of CSU Moves on students’:

  • Understanding of their transportation options
  • Understanding of key safety principles
  • Reported use of sustainable modes

Based on the results of the study, the project team will report on the impact of the module in late 2018, including behavior change and knowledge gained as a result of the module. The team will also develop a set of recommendations for the future of CSU Moves, to include:

  • Changes to content and format to maximize student comprehension
  • Ideal timing (pre vs post-matriculation)
  • Other lessons-learned

Once this report and set of recommendations is available, the project team will engage broadly with campus stakeholders to determine next steps.

For additional information on the project, please contact CSU Moves Project Manager:

Erika Benti
CSU Parking and Transportation Services
Erika.benti@colostate.edu, 970-491-7600

For assistance with Canvas:

Email CanvasHelp@colostate.edu or visit info.canvas.colostate.edu