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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
A custom gmail label for a writing course Using your PCC Gmail account like a boss, part 2
Learn how to use a custom address to improve filtering of your class email. Posted November 7, 2016
candy eyeballs from the royalty free collection Royalty Free Media: More Than Eye Candy
Using royalty free media in your online courses can be a copyright safe treat. Learn some tricks for using these resources in your online teaching practice via a brief selection of prior best practices blog posts. Posted October 31, 2016
the Contacts menu in gmail Using your PCC Gmail account like a boss, part 1 2
Learn how to create a contact group in your PCC gmail to easily mail students. Posted October 24, 2016
Ernest Hemingway Tools to improve writing on the web 1
Improve your writing for the web with these two easy tools. Posted October 18, 2016
Decorative illustration of gears and Gamification title Gamification: Use What Works in D2L
MOOC data research is helping us understand which gamification features work in online classes, and a BrightSpace webinar can help you understand how to apply them in your D2L course. Posted October 10, 2016
picture of someone writing on computer Looking for more in-depth discussions?
Greg discusses some ways to improve your class discussions Posted July 18, 2016
class_progress_detail Course Access History update
A new feature in D2L Brightspace allows you to see how often your students are specifically accessing your course, not just D2L. Posted July 5, 2016
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