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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
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
Eyes Big Brother’s Toolbox 1
Math faculty member and DL mentor Ann Cary shares some tips for using D2L's tracking and progress tools to see how engaged students are. Posted October 26, 2015
The Web Accessibility MOOC for Online Educators (#WAMOE) ! 1
It's not too late to join WAMOE, a free online course that covers web accessibility for online educators. Posted October 19, 2015
HTML calendar template Use the D2L calendar for your students’ sake 2
Using the D2L calendar is a student-centric practice that allows students to view D2L class events in other places, like Google Calendar and the upcoming D2L mobile app, Pulse. Posted October 12, 2015
Introducing a guide for new and experienced online instructors
Check out the new What Works Well in Teaching Online at PCC booklet that was created by the Distance Learning Advisory Council with feedback from faculty and staff. Posted September 28, 2015
Instructor presence: It can be ‘ruff’ for your online students…
Monica Marlo discusses the efficacy of using instructor intro videos in online classes based on recent research. Posted August 3, 2015
germ Inoculate before school starts!
Prevent germs by inoculating your course against inaccessible content. Posted July 27, 2015
A view of the class progress Finding non-engaged students (and imposters)
Use the Class View of the User Progress tool to get a view of student activity during the first week to identify students who are struggling, and maybe even an imposter! Posted June 30, 2015