Archive for the ‘Faculty’ Category
Get paid to create video for your distance learning course!
- Using media to improve your online course is an instructional best practice we highly encourage. We’ve listed some ways you can do this on our distance learning faculty support website’s ‘Enhance Your Course With Media’ section. After looking at this list you might have a great idea that you’re burning to produce, or maybe when […]
Posted October 7, 2013
Direct login to Desire2Learn is here!
- Faculty can now log directly in to Desire2Learn using your MyPCC username and password – just in time for Fall term! Thanks to the work of TSS and some partners, we now have access to Desire2Learn even when MyPCC is unavailable without the hassle and confusion of password resets. What do you mean by “direct […]
Posted September 20, 2013
Mixed Content in Desire2Learn
- Are some of your links no longer loading in Desire2Learn? There’s a likely cause: your web browser. You see, your browser is trying to protect you from “Mixed Content.” Mixed content is a somewhat confusing way of referring to a secure web page (https, like D2L) including content from a non-secure (http) website. We will […]
Posted September 19, 2013
Getting ready for Fall term? Things look a little funny?
- Maybe you forgot about the Summer upgrade of Desire2Learn. That’s the reason your class(es) look different. To begin getting used to the new look, watch the side-by-side comparison videos. (recommended) Other helpful How-To videos: If you have always used the default Homepage and Navbar, Rest easy, they should have upgraded nicely. The new version uses a two […]
Posted September 16, 2013
Our students prefer consistent navigation and layout in online courses
- Our department has been surveying students in Distance Learning courses during Spring term since 2011 about their preference regarding consistency in layout and navigation in online courses. This year, we worked with Institutional Effectiveness to update the survey and changed the wording slightly. The question asked in 2011 and 2012 was “I like having consistent […]
Posted September 9, 2013
End of summer 2013 tasks
- We’ve put together a great guide that will walk you through end of term tasks for instructors. The guide covers adjusting access dates, backing up courses, submitting grades and more. Then, when you’re all done, you can check out our equally useful guide for getting ready for the Fall term.
Posted September 4, 2013
Distance Education collaborates with Library
- Distance Education recently collaborated with the Library to build a course widget that connects students with relevant research material using the Library’s curated Subject Guides. The widget will display the name of the course (e.g. Intro to Business) and link directly to the corresponding subject guide, helping students find relevant material in the PCC collection. […]
Posted June 27, 2013
New videos on creating accessible content in D2L version 10.1
- Supada Amornchat and Karen Sorensen have put together a set of short videos that demonstrate very easy ways to improve the accessibility of the content in your online course using Desire2Learn version 10.1. The videos cover topics such as lists, headings, alt-tags for images, and tables. Each video is under 2 minutes long and will […]
Posted June 4, 2013
Desire2Learn 10.1 upgrade update
- We will be upgrading to Desire2Learn 10.1 on June 19th. We originally announced this upgrade in October 2012, but delayed the “Spring Break” date based on a recommendation from the vendor due to performance issues in an earlier version. We have completed our evaluation of the stability of Desire2Learn’s platform, verified banner integration, and evaluated […]
Posted May 9, 2013
Oregon DL webinars: chemistry online, digital storytelling, accessibility
- The Oregon Community College Distance Learning Association (OCCDLA) is offering a number of online presentations for our professional enrichment. In addition to learning about some interesting topics, you’ll be able to meet other community college instructors from across the state. Many of the presentations involve experts from our own PCC instructional community, including: Kathy Carrigan: […]
Posted May 1, 2013