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Posts tagged best practice

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
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
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