D2L: What you don’t know you don’t know. And other dizzying intellect…

The first installment of “Friday Coffee Fix” was awesome!

Thanks to those who attended!  We drained the coffee pot and chatted about Discussions, Quizzes, and Turnitin.  Fun times.

This coming Friday, Sept. 29th is “BYOQ” – Bring Your Own Questions.  What do you want to know but are too busy to ask?  Want to find out what other faculty are asking about?  Come on down to L1735 between 10am-12pm.  Click here for the full schedule of topics for Fall 2017.

Can’t make it on Fridays?

No worries.  Each week has regular drop-in hours or appointment times available – no specific topic necessary.  Click here for Drop-in hours.

Also – the ITS Helpdesk supports both faculty and students with D2L questions (among their many other awesome services.)  Contact them directly at 952-358-8181, or submit a Ticket to AskUs – Employee Edition.

Next CTL Hour, Oct. 16th: “What you don’t know you don’t know about D2L”

Monday, Oct. 16th, 3-4pm, A2552

“What you don’t know you don’t know about D2L.”  Many hidden gems exist in the maze of our learning management software.  This session will bring these gems to the surface for you to glean; some of these gems will be demonstrated, others will be described in detailed handouts that you can either take for another day, or schedule an individual training session to explore.  Either way, one thing’s for sure: there are things you don’t know you don’t know, but will really love.  Presented by Kathleen Coate and Sue Tischendorf.

Want to Improve Your Online Course?  Got 4 hours?

The next “Improving Your Online Course” workshop will be held on Friday, October 27th in Rochester, MN.  Sponsored by Quality Matters, this workshop is discounted to all Minn. State faculty for the stellar rate of $35. Got faculty development funds? Want help applying and registering?  Contact Kathleen Coate at kathleen.coate@normandale.edu for more info. Click here for the IYOC workshop flyer.

D2L Survey!  

Got a quick minute? Tell us what you think about the new My Courses widget, and other features.  

(This is the same survey emailed from Sue Tischendorf on Friday, Sept. 22nd.)

The Minnesota State System Site Admin team has an opportunity to talk with D2L next week Friday, September 29th, about the My Courses widget. Please provide your feedback on the following topics by taking this short survey in D2L.

How are faculty adjusting to the new My Courses widget design?

What are faculty’s top wants?

How are students adjusting to the new widget?

To access the survey, log into D2L and then click one of the two links below.  This survey is anonymous and will be used to help define changes when possible to the improve the performance of the Learning Management features.

D2L My Courses Widget survey

https://normandale.ims.mnscu.edu/d2l/lms/survey/user/attempt/survey_start_frame.d2l?si=3724318&ou=1657

 Thanks for participating in the survey!!

 

Enjoy your week and…

pb storming the castle

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