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Image of sign post set of arrows with "coaching" at the top Mentoring? Coaching? Future steps for our mentor program
Are you aware of our Online Faculty Mentor program? Do you know there‚Äôs a faculty mentor responsible for each discipline […] Posted May 23, 2016
Connect with your students, even if they are bears Try Collaborate Ultra a better online rooms experience 4
The new version of Collaborate greatly reduces the complexity in offering online office hours and group work. Posted May 16, 2016
faculty member Jeff Edwards records an intro video from his home computer. He's wearing a hat. Weekly video clips 8
Jeff Edwards shares how he personalizes his online classes using weekly video clips. Posted May 9, 2016
Accessible template syllabus page Creating an effective and accessible webpage for D2L
Do you have a plain lecture page in your course? Would you like to make your page pretty, consistent, and accessible like this? Learn what you need to do to create a nice looking webpage in 30 minutes. Posted May 2, 2016
Final-Grades-Unreleased Releasing Final Grades (Running Points) in D2L grade book
Releasing final grades to students is one of the most frequent questions that we hear from our instructors about D2L. Review this simple procedure in the post. Posted April 25, 2016
Faculty discussion Faculty development at Valencia College: Could PCC do something similar? 3
Steve Beining talks about Faculty Development at PCC and compares it to Valencia's strong catalog of development opportunities. Posted April 18, 2016
"" Simple instructions for accessibility compliance of your online course content
Some quick answers to questions about accessibility in online classes from Karen Sorensen. Posted April 17, 2016
Allison Gross, English instructor An interview with Allison Gross 3
Peter sits down with English and Writing instructor Allison Gross to talk about how she approaches her online courses differently than her face to face classes. Posted April 4, 2016
action menu for agent New, more powerful Release Conditions 4
The latest update from D2L includes some vast improvements to the way the Intelligent Agent and Release Conditions tools work. Here is a practical example of using the 'Has Not' logic in the tool to notify students who have not viewed the syllabus yet. Posted March 7, 2016
Questions Commas Do Matter – Even Virtually! 1
Diane Shingledecker describes how she uses Community Based Learning in her online classes to strengthen student learning and bring excitement to the class. Posted February 29, 2016