Monthly Archives: March 2015

D2L Tool Tip of the week: Setting up Quizzes with Special Access (for example, for students requiring accommodation, time extensions, etc.)

This tutorial will walk you through setting up Special Access options in a quiz for a student requiring accommodation (for example, more time to write exams).  It will also note some considerations to keep in mind when setting up the … Continue reading

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Reminders for the week

Remember the ID drop-ins.  Only 2 weeks left! Tuesday,. March 31 from 12-1 at Lansdowne, in LLC156 Wednesday, April 1 (it’s no joke) from 12-1! at Interurban in CC235 And don’t forget to register now for our Distributed Education Spring … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Fact: Back in the day…

I thought today I would share what I think about when I hear people complaining about the speed of their Internet connection and computers, and the lack of memory on their various devices (and, yes, I have been known to … Continue reading

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D2L Tool Tip of the Week: Hiding Topics and/or Modules in the Content tool in D2L

This tutorial will cover the steps involved when you wish to hide topics from students NOT using the dates and restrictions option. 1. Go to the Content tool in your D2L course. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Things to Remember … Continue reading

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Don’t forget to register for May/June Workshops!!!

Register now for our Distributed Education Spring 2015 Workshop Series! The Distributed Education (DE) Workshop Series is designed to assist faculty (beginner to advanced) with incorporating various educational technologies (including Desire2Learn (D2L) and Camtasia) into their teaching.  Make sure to … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Fact: What was the first ONLINE LMS (Learning Management System)?

The critical word here is ONLINE, because according to a brief scour of the Interwebs, the first LMS’s were actually developed in the 1920s (one of them at the University of Alberta – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_virtual_learning_environments), but those most assuredly would NOT … Continue reading

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Random Online Teaching Post: Instructor Presence, part 1

Today I am going to post #1 of a short series of posts on instructor presence in the online classroom that will explore the following questions: What is instructor presence? How do you establish it? How do you maintain it … Continue reading

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