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How to publish your course syllabus to the LOR in Desire2Learn

Posted Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 Tagged:

The Learning Object Repository (LOR) in the Desire2Learn system is an online archiving tool. Your course syllabus must be archived for future reference. In the D2L system you have a simple way to publish it to the LOR for archiving.

Navigate to the Manage Content area of your course where you have uploaded the course syllabus, and then follow the instructions that I provide in the video. You may also download the instructions as a document (in .pdf) via the link at the bottom of this post.


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Download the instructions as a document (.pdf):  How to publish a course syllabus to the LOR in D2L


[AdobeConnect] Create and Publish Recordings of Your Lectures

Posted Monday, June 4th, 2012 Tagged:

Have you thought about recording short lectures for your courses, complete with slides, video, and audio components? Adobe Connect is a sophisticated tool that provides you with the ability to host live meetings and webinars, as well as the ability to record them for viewing later. It is Flash-based and browser friendly.

For an introduction to Adobe Connect, version 8, view this video: Read the rest of this entry »


[D2L] How to Read, Reply to, and Assess Discussion Topic Posts

Posted Friday, June 1st, 2012 Tagged:

When you are reviewing Discussion Topics in your course, follow two major steps to effectively read, reply, and assess student work:

1.  Go to Course Home > Discussions > Select Discussion Topic from the Forums and Topics List (click its title).  Read and reply to posts as needed or appropriate.  In order to build a learning community in your course, your presence in the discussions is essential.  You can reply to each individual post or simply post an all-class response.  Doing so raises the students’ experience of your teaching and social presence in the course.

2.  After reading and replying to students’ posts, you are now ready to Assess the Discussion Topic.  You can assign a score to each student by Read the rest of this entry »

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