Fall Desire2Learn (D2L) Workshops
All workshops to be held in Dietzman 102.
D2L “101″ Wed. 8/21, 1:00-2:30
D2L 101 is designed for those who need a refresher on the basics. Attend this workshop to learn (or re-learn) how to:
Copy a course
Replace & remove old items
Upload a syllabus
Use classlist features (email, student progress)
Post news items
D2L “201” Thur. 8/22, 1:00-2:30
D2L 201 is for those who are confident with the basics and ready to use D2L to administer assessments to increase participation and engagement. Attend this workshop to learn how to:
Create and administer quizzes
Use dropboxes and plagiarism detection
Setup and lead online discussions
Associate course objectives
D2L “301” Thur. 8/22, 2:30-4:00
D2L 301 is for those who want to do more with technology to supplement current practices. Attend this workshop to learn more about best practices in online content delivery. In this session, we will focus on tools that enhance the learning experience for students, such as:
Delivering content using HTML pages & templates
Using the course calendar
Leveraging release conditions
Seeing content usage reports
For all workshops, please bring your own computer. We will not be covering iPad usage at these workshops. Check that your software and web browsers are updated.
Also, you will be responsible for connecting to the wireless network. Check with IT in advance should you need help with this.
You may want to bring some of your course materials to use during the workshop.
Other Support Options
Our very own Information Technology Support Center includes Solutions related to understanding and using D2L. The most frequently asked questions about teaching with D2L are addressed in this site. I am always trying to improve the content of the D2L Solutions, so if you have any expertise in a certain tool that you would like to document and share with others please send it my way. I’d be happy to post additional support topics!
Additional “Help Links” are built directly into the system. When you are logged in to D2L, click “Help Links” in the orange navigation bar to explore what resources are at your disposal.
The Desire2Learn Community is a way to 1) connect with other institutions, 2) learn how D2L can be used in new & different ways, and 3) submit and vote on feature requests or enhancements. I have posted questions in the discussion forums about various D2L tools and received useful advice from other schools and even John Baker, D2L’s President & CEO. The networking opportunity is tremendous! The Product Idea Center is our way, as D2L users, to express our desires for new or enhanced capabilities in the system. Search for existing ideas and “vote” to promote or demote them. Ideas with the most votes will likely get the attention of D2L developers for possible implementation.
Coming September 23rd, 3:30-6:30 p.m. – Krober Room
iANALYZE iPADS/iPODS FOR SUPPORTING STUDENT LEARNING
Are you new to mobile technologies? Come with your device to this three hour hands-on training and identify the basic features of the iPad/iPod that can be used to serve the needs of your diverse learners. Manipulate your iPad settings to meet student needs. An analysis of restrictions and accessibility features will be presented. Models of app evaluation critiques will be discussed and evaluation tools will be provided. See the attached ipad workshop registration form for complete details.