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Facilitated by John Thommen
This basic training is designed to help the novice user begin to learn how to:
This is a hands-on session designed for those new to Desire2Learn. Basic computer skills are required to participate in this workshop.
Facilitated by Leslie Johnson or John Thommen
Participants will learn how to set up and use Desire2Learn's gradebook feature. This workshop is designed to help novice Desire2Learn users learn the basics of a points-based or weighted grading system. Specifically, participants will learn how to:
Faculty are encouraged to bring their syllabus grade scheme as practice time is built into the session. In addition, participants are expected to easily navigate within Desire2Learn without facilitator assistance.
In this hands-on session, participants will learn how to create computer administered and graded quizzes within Desire2Learn. The basics of online testing, question construction, as well as feedback options, security features, and random question selection will be addressed. Experience using Desire2Learn is required. Participants are expected to easily navigate within Desire2Learn without facilitator assistance.
Would you like to develop a more organized and visually appealing Course Homepage in your Desire2Learn site? If so, come to this session to learn how to:
You supply the good taste, and we'll supply the know-how. This workshop is most appropriate for intermediate to advanced Desire2Learn users. *Widgets are small applications with limited functionality that can be executed within a web page.
Facilitated by Carole Kendy
Students often complain when they hear the words "Group Project". However, when done correctly, group projects can enhance student learning experiences. This session will help instructors assign well organized group projects that guarantee that all students participate and earn an individual grade for their effort.
Facilitated by CTE Staff
All IDEA course evaluations are moving to an online platform called CampusLabs. If you need support completing the Instructor Information Form or checking response rates to encourage student participation, the CTE is here to help.
Facilitated by Meg Elias
In this session, we will be exploring the advantage of supplementing online courses using online synchronous learning. Students who were previously unable to attend traditional classes because of time constraints, personal responsibilities, or distance from campus can now access their course via online instruction and still meet live with their instructor. Participants will learn how to set up and manage online office hours using Skype or Adobe connect.
The world is full of teachable moments. Change-up your lesson plan and accomplish learning objectives by moving outside to the classroom walls. In this workshop, participants will see and experience examples of "mini field trips" as well as brainstorm ideas for building their own into their curriculum.
Any D2L class can be subdivided into functional groups.In this workshop learn how to construct groups, how to make Group discussions, dropboxes constrain content to groups and how groups might be used to organize and better maintain grading.
Facilitated by Chris Richards
This workshop will focus on best practices for course organization, instructional design, and content delivery based on what we have learned from current research, student service requests at the college, and from daily interactions with faculty. The session will be split between discussion and hands-on practice. Participants are expected to easily navigate within Desire2Learn without facilitator assistance.
This workshop will focus on a variety of ways that instructors may enhance their courses through multimedia including video and audio objects. The workshop will include:
Participants are expected to easily navigate within Desire2Learn without facilitator assistance.
Academic coaching, teaching individuals how to be students, helps them to become successful in all facets of the college experience. This workshop explores ways that instructors within the confines of the classroom and office hours, can help students to embrace their responsibilities in their courses.
Center for Teaching Excellence
Technology and Learning Center, Room 324
Phone: (517) 483-1680
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Monday - Thursday: 8am - 6pm
Friday: 8am - 5pm
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