Introducing the Learning D2L Student Podcast (Brightspace)

Learning D2L Student Podcast IconThis is the introductory video for the Learning D2L Student Podcast.  It describes the content that will be covered in the podcast series.  The target audience for the series is students using the Desire2Learn Brightspace learning management system, as well as faculty teaching their classes.   Each episode will look at various tools in the system.  We will cover best practices, tips, tricks, and hacks that will have you up and running like a professional in no time.

The podcast series will be available on YouTube, iTunes, and Vimeo, as well as being posted to the LearningD2L Blog and on the JALC Teaching and Learning Center website. Continue reading “Introducing the Learning D2L Student Podcast (Brightspace)”

Introducing the Learning D2L Podcast (Brightspace)

the Learning D2L Podcast Icon

This is the introductory video for the Learning D2L Podcast.  It describes the content that will be covered in the podcast series.  The target audience for the series is faculty using the Desire2Learn Brightspace learning management system.   Each episode will look at various tools in the system.  We will cover best practices, tips, tricks, and hacks that will have you up and running like a professional in no time.

The podcast series will be available on YouTube, iTunes, and Vimeo, as well as being posted to the LearningD2L Blog and on the JALC Teaching and Learning Center website. Continue reading “Introducing the Learning D2L Podcast (Brightspace)”

Updated Course Information Module

The use of the “course information module” has been identified as a best practice.   See the post, and podcast episode, for more information about this best practice.

The Course Information Module contains 5 files (Instructor Information; Syllabus, Books, and Materials; Course Objectives, Evaluation, and Structure; Policies; and D2L Help) that provide learners with all they need to know about the course and the instructor.  The Import/Export/Copy Tool in D2L is used to import the Zip file.  It will import as a module and show up below all the other modules in the course site.  The module can them be moved up to the top of the list of modules.

If you already have the Course Information Module imported, but need to add the D2L Help page, then you need this zip file to import that page.

Setting Up SMS (text) Notifications

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This video demonstrates how to set up SMS (text) notifications for you Desire2Learn courses.  You can configure the settings to notify you when a News item has been posted or content has been updated or when a grade has been released.  Also, you can receive email notifications letting you know that a dropbox or quiz deadline is just two days away.

If you need to look up your carrier’s network because they are not listed on the pulldown (e.g., Net10, TrackPhone, StraightTalk) see this post.

Setting Up Email Notifications

Podcast GraphicThis video demonstrates how to set up email notifications for you Desire2Learn courses.  You can configure the settings to notify you when a News item has been posted or content has been updated or when a grade has been released.  Also, you can receive email notifications letting you know that a dropbox or quiz deadline is just two days away.