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Webcam icon - image from Wikimedia Commons Short videos improve instructor presence – Part I
Melany shares 3 easy ways to capture video to add some of you to your online class. Posted December 5, 2016
Before you decide to proctor
Proctoring exams may not be the silver bullet for assessment that it seems. Learn more about the complexity of proctoring online exams in this cautionary tale. Posted November 28, 2016
icon continuous delivery D2L CD update 10.6.7 for November 2016 1
The November update includes a few change related to rubrics, intelligent agents, the HTML editor, and the quiz tool Posted November 25, 2016
The default font size is "small" Default font size in D2L too tiny?
Rondi shares how to adjust the font size in D2L so that you don't strain your eyes while reading all those discussion posts. Posted November 21, 2016
webwork activity grade in the gradebook WeBWorK integration with D2L Brightspace
You can now pass cumulative or total course grade back from WeBWorK to D2L. Posted November 18, 2016
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Want to join us for Winter '17 Video Camp? Apply by 11/27! Posted November 15, 2016
Man reacting negatively to what he sees on his laptop. Hopefully it's not your online class. Top online course design mistakes
Learn some common mistakes in designing an online class. Posted November 14, 2016
large icon- tutorials and tech support Collaborate Ultra training on Nov 17th.
Learn about Collaborate Ultra by attending an online training on Nov. 17th at 9am. Posted November 9, 2016
A custom gmail label for a writing course Using your PCC Gmail account like a boss, part 2
Learn how to use a custom address to improve filtering of your class email. Posted November 7, 2016
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Using royalty free media in your online courses can be a copyright safe treat. Learn some tricks for using these resources in your online teaching practice via a brief selection of prior best practices blog posts. Posted October 31, 2016