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Megan Savage Crisis Check-Ins 2
In part 2, Megan shares guiding principles for learning during a crisis along with a key strategy for connecting with students at the beginning of a term. Posted November 23, 2020
Image of dog at a computer Creating Connection and Community 8
English faculty Megan Savage shares a few techniques to improve connection in remote instruction using breakout groups. Don't miss this one. Posted November 10, 2020
The new library widget has more options, including custom course guides Updates to the D2L Brightspace Library Widget 
The Library has updated the Library widget in D2L Brightspace to include new custom course guides. Posted October 26, 2020
A medium tone hand holds a smartphone with their thumb on the home button Working with Students on Mobile
Casey provides some tips for making course material and participation easier for mobile device users. Posted October 12, 2020
Online Learning Desks
This year to kick off the Best Practices Blog we present brief check in-s from the desks of our Online […] Posted September 29, 2020
Screenshot of VoiceThread logo VoiceThread
Greg Kaminski shares information on using VoiceThread to humanize your online courses. Posted May 20, 2020
Ally logo Thinking about Accessibility in 2020
Rondi provides an update on the accessibility landscape in 2020 Posted May 7, 2020
Document icon Organizing Content for Student Success! 2
Learn how to organize your course files in a way that simplifies the student experience. Posted April 3, 2020
hybrid graphic showing concentric circles for online, classroom and hybrid What’s up with hybrids at PCC? 7
Greg and Paul share an update on the status of hybrid courses at PCC in March 2020. Posted March 9, 2020
School closures and delays news segment Use D2L Brightspace to keep your course running 6
Learn some techniques for keeping your campus class running with Brightspace. Posted March 2, 2020