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Best practices

news icon Want current news on your course homepage? 2
Add current news to your course using an RSS feed and a custom widget. Posted February 2, 2016
Cartoon of supervisor entering a classroom, asking the unknowing instructor "REady for your performance review?" Online course observations – a fresh perspective 3
What are important items for observation in an online class? Posted January 25, 2016
icon OER thumbs up Adopt OER, save students money 4
PCC faculty are already saving students $90k/term by using OER content. OER works very well in online classes. Posted January 19, 2016
EC 201 Essay Rubric Three online learning tools to try in 2016 6
Peter challenges you to try three new tools in D2L in the coming year. Each tool support a positive practice that can improve student learning. Posted January 11, 2016
reading view - history Discussions – how you can tell when a student has edited their post?
D2L has added version tracking to posts in the discussion tool. Students and many instructors have been begging for this […] Posted January 4, 2016
D2l 10.5 Discussion-Delete multiple forums or topics D2L 10.5 Top 5 Upgrades 4
Listing D2L 10.5 Top 5 Upgrades that you may want to know. With the next update coming soon on December 16th, showing top 5 things you want to know about the new D2L. Posted November 30, 2015
four examples of Q and A Widgets Adding a Q&A Widget to your course
Rondi shares how to set up a Question and Answer widget in your D2L course to help students find the answers to common questions and also ask questions anonymously if they aren't comfortable with email or public discussion posts. Posted November 23, 2015
Easy visuals with canva Easy visuals with Canva
Create visual components for your online content with Canva. It is easy to learn, has user friendly drag-and-drop interface and will get you professional looking results after few min of work. Posted November 16, 2015
videos Designing News items in D2L
Improve your use of the News tool in D2L. Posted November 9, 2015
Image of the cover of the book The Online Teaching Survival Guide The four phases of an online course
In this week's post, Peter discusses the stages of life for an online class and shares some literature that may be useful to online instructors. Posted November 2, 2015