Fusion 2017 Schedule Now Available

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The D2L Fusion 2017 schedule has been released.  The event is from July 19-20, with the post-conference event on the 21st.  Information on Fusion is available here.  The schedule is available here.

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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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)”

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Introducing the Learning D2L Podcast (Brightspace)

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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)”

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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.

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Impersonating A Student to Submit Their Quiz Attempt

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This video demonstrates how an instructor can “impersonate” a student so that a quiz attempt can be submitted for them.

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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.

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Student View – Viewing Quiz Attempts

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There are a couple of way to see your results on a quiz.  If you have taken multiple attempts or are coming back after having taken the quiz at an earlier time, you will want to go to the quiz tool (under the assessment link in the header) and view your attempt(s) there.  This video shows how to do that.

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Student View: Quiz Results At End of Quiz (Submission View)

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This podcast shows how students can see quiz results right after submitting their quiz.  This view can be different based on the submission views set up by the instructor.

There is another video showing how to view quiz attempts by coming back at a later time and viewing the attempts from the Quiz Tool itself.

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Downloading Files from the Desire2Learn Content Viewer

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Often you need to download documents from Desire2Learn because you want print them or visit links embedded in those documents.  The D2L Content Viewer blocks links that are contained in documents viewed in the Content Viewer.  This video shows how to download files from the Desire2Learn (Brightspace) Content Viewer.

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Best Practices: Course Information Module

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I created the course information module to replace the old Course Information Book that had become so popular in Moodle.  It was designed to create an organized place for all of the important information required by the Online Assessment Rubric, i.e., instructor contact information, syllabus, required textbooks and materials, policies, learning objectives.  While much of this information is also in the syllabus, it is important that this information appear in multiple places in an online course.  Students have now become accustomed to seeing this module in courses.  I would encourage the use of this module in all of your classes, not just the completely online courses.

The course information module is available as a zip file for download in this post:  http://learningd2l.com/2016/11/16/updated-course-information-module-2/

 

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