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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
Delete custom navbar Remove all content in your D2L course
Don’t you wish that D2L has a reset button to wipe clean your course as if your course is blank […] Posted October 13, 2016
action menu for agent New, more powerful Release Conditions 4
The latest update from D2L includes some vast improvements to the way the Intelligent Agent and Release Conditions tools work. Here is a practical example of using the 'Has Not' logic in the tool to notify students who have not viewed the syllabus yet. Posted March 7, 2016
pie chart of now show users. No Show survey results 8
In mid-Janury 2016, the Distance Learning Advisory Council (DLAC) sent out a survey to all instructors teaching at least one […] Posted February 17, 2016
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
Fall Faculty Learning Communities: Focus on Rubrics
Learn about rubrics and create one to use in your online course. Posted October 2, 2015
making notes from a guide about online teaching 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
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