Best Practices: Course Information Module

Best Practices -- Course Information Module 640

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/

 

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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Best Practices: Email Settings In Desire2Learn

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This video shows best practices for email in Desire2Learn, including how to have the system save copies of all messages sent and setting up an email signature.
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February Maintenance Window

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Your February Maintenance Window is scheduled for this Sunday, February 8th, between 12:00 am and 6:00am CT.

For your convenience, please find the planned scheduled maintenance windows for the next 6 months below.

Upcoming maintenance window dates:

February Maintenance Window

February 8, 2015

March Maintenance Window

March 8, 2015

April Maintenance Window

April 12, 2015

May Maintenance Window

May 10, 2015

June Maintenance Window

June 14, 2015

July Maintenance Window

July 12, 2015

Impact to End Users: D2L’s servers will be unavailable during the Maintenance Window.

 

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Students: View Quiz Results

This video is designed to show students how they can access quiz results in Desire2Learn.

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Copying Content from One Course To Another

When it is time to copy content from one D2L course to another, you use the Import/Export/Copy Components tool.  The video below shows the process.  A PDF file of the process is also available here: Copying Content from One Course to Another.


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January Maintenance Window Cancelled (with dates for windows through June)

Dear Valued D2L Customer,

Your January Maintenance Window is cancelled due to the Semester Start change freeze.

For your convenience, please find the planned scheduled maintenance windows for the next 6 months below.

Upcoming maintenance window dates:

January Maintenance Window CANCELLED – Semester Start Change Freeze
February Maintenance Window February 8, 2015
March Maintenance Window March 8, 2015
April Maintenance Window April 12, 2015
May Maintenance Window May 10, 2015
June Maintenance Window June 14, 2015

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Desire2Learn Course Information Module

The “Course Information Module” is a module meant to be the first module in a Desire2Learn course site. The module is designed with 4 pages: Instructor Information; Syllabus, Books, and Materials; Course Objectives, Evaluation, and Structure; and Policies. Those pages are designed to contain all of the information required by in Section One of the college’s “Online Course Assessment Rubric.”  Some of the pages contain some “boiler plate” text that can be either used by instructors or replaced with their own information or policies.

The module can be downloaded from the link below and then imported into a Desire2Learn course site using the import/export/copy tool.

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