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Best practices

Fingers on the starting line for a race track Ready, Set, Go! But when? 1
Guest writer Jennifer Ward shares why she opens her class early. Posted February 20, 2017
a red flag Send a Course Progress Notification (CPN) 3
Use the Course Progress Notification (CPN) to give students an early alert to their course progress. Posted February 18, 2017
Pulse screen capture Make your class activities Pulse friendly
You can make some small changes in your online class to make it more mobile-friendly Posted February 13, 2017
Microsoft Office Mix Logo Creating media with Office Mix
Office Mix is another easy way to create media for your online class. Posted February 7, 2017
Best practice: get help with media
Here╩╗s a quick annotated list of resources for finding and creating media for your courses at PCC. Posted January 31, 2017
video recording using phone Short videos improve instructor presence – part II
In my last blog post: Short videos improve instructor presence – Part I, I talked about three simple options you […] Posted January 23, 2017
adding new content Other ways to display content in D2L
Peter shares how to link to a Google Doc in Content. Posted January 17, 2017
Webcam icon - image from Wikimedia Commons Short videos improve instructor presence – Part I 1
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
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