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Using Rubrics to Teach and Evaluate Inquiry into Student Learning

Posted Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 Tagged:

Special Guest Blog by Dr. Kathryn Taylor, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

Note from Rhonda: I’d like to thank Dr. Taylor for sharing her expertise about the what, why, and how of rubrics. Many faculty who are experts in their field, but who are not formally trained as educators, have questions about rubrics. If this is you, the detail in this blog post is just the right amount of information to get you started!

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D2L Faculty Spring Training

Posted Monday, January 28th, 2013 Tagged:

Desire2Learn Spring ‘13 Faculty Training Sessions

Please note that you must sign up using the Google form available here.

Workshop Details

All sessions are offered twice each date listed, from 12:30-1:30 or 3:30-4:30.
Workshops will be held in the Digital Media Center on First Street.

Feb. 5: Communication Tools

What’s more frustrating than hearing from a student that “they didn’t know the test was this Friday”? Not much! This session will cover a variety of tools, including email, news, checklists, and calendars to help you get important messages out to students in effective ways.

Feb. 19: Dropboxes & Turnitin

Still getting papers submitted via email? Clean out your inbox! There’s an easier way to collect those assignments. This session will show you how to collect student work in dropbox folders – and even check it for grammar and plagiarism before you see it! You don’t want to miss this one.

Feb. 26: Quizzes

The myriad of quiz options available in D2L deserves every instructor’s attention. There’s truly something for everyone! Come learn all the details about how to setup, manage, and give quizzes within your course.

Mar. 5: Grade Book Settings

Students and instructors need to monitor academic progress. Make sure you are using D2L Grades in a way that is both helpful and effective for your course. Learn about different types of grading options, types of grade items, and visibility choices for you and students.

Please note that you must sign up using the Google form available here.

• Walk-ins are allowed, but sessions will be cancelled if no one signs up in advance.
• You must bring your own computer to the workshops, not an iPad.
• Be sure your software and web browsers are updated and that you can access the wireless Internet on campus.
• You may wish to bring some of your own course materials to work with during the workshop.


Faculty D2L Interterm Support Sessions

Posted Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 Tagged:

As faculty prepare for Christmas break and wind down from the fall semester, let us not forget to plan ahead for Interterm and spring. Take advantage of one of the many training and support opportunities this January to refresh and sharpen your D2L skills.

Interterm Training Opportunities
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