Archive for the ‘Best practices’ Category

D2L files in the file manager and on the desktop Back it up
Back up your course. An irrefutable best practice. Posted April 14, 2014
A drawing of a chalkboard with the words best practices written on it with cursive script Best Practice? A BEST way to teaching something to everyone? 3
Reflection on the phrase "Best Practice" and how it relates to good practice, smart practice, continuous improvement, and the role of our department and this blog. Posted April 9, 2014
Decorative image of a film projector Great tips for creating educationally effective audio/video content
Audio and video instructional materials can enhance your courses, increase engagement, and improve learning outcomes if used effectively. Posted March 17, 2014
Using web conferencing tools to enhance students’ experiences Using web conferencing tools to enhance students’ experiences
Web collaboration tools can be used to overcome some of the limitations of online courses, and can support effective learning and training opportunities at the college. Posted March 10, 2014
Screen shot of stats for student Who’s Using the Content Area in Your Class?
Find out which content your students are viewing in your course with this nifty report. Posted March 3, 2014
How can we keep up with what technology has to offer? 1
A collection of options for exploring new technology in the higher education realm. Posted February 24, 2014
Parking, Mafia humor and your online class Parking, Mafia humor and your online class
I’d like to use an issue that erupted a brouhaha on the Sylvania campus group mail over the past week to talk about an easy and powerful way you can improve your online class. If you don’t subscribe to the Sylvania email group, you might be unaware that there has been a lively interaction between […] Posted February 17, 2014
Using a syllabus quiz to reinforce course expectations
Use a syllabus quiz to reinforce understanding of course expectations. Posted February 10, 2014
The Desire2Learn Community The Desire2Learn Community
Connect with a community of other Desire2Learn using faculty, designers, and support staff. Posted February 3, 2014
Interquest: Stand-Out Practices in Course Design
Taking a glance at the best practices work of one of our colleagues at Oregon State who’s philosophy class, “Interquest” won Blackboard’s 2013 Catalyst award for exemplary course. Posted January 13, 2014