Clarification on Success Day sessions on Accessibility

Roundtable – creating barrier-free online classes (Tuesday, February 28th)

Join us for a discussion on the why’s & how’s of creating barrier-free online classes that meet accessibility requirements, and are helpful to all students.  This session will be held in A2552 from 10-10:50.  

3 Important Tips for Creating “Barrier-Free” Online Classroom:

A Hands-on Workshop for Success Day (Tuesday, February 28th)

This will be a hands-on workshop for learning some tools for creating barrier-freeonline classes. We will practice ways to make documents accessible, caption videos, and create audio descriptions for visual elements (such as photos or drawings.) Bring some materials if you would like to experiment, or just observe and gather ideas on how you can help all students succeed in your online classes. This workshop will be offered two times:  11-11:50 and 1-1:50 in A2556.


D2L help in the PDC!

D2L help is available to faculty on a one-on-one basis in the Professional Development Center (L1735).

Reservations are recommended, but drop-ins are welcome!

Professional Development Center hours (L1735):
Mon, 9am-1pm
Tues, 12-2pm
Wed, 11am-2pm
Thurs, 12-2pm


Outside of these hours, please contact Nancy Ludden at x8456 or or use the AskUs – Employee Edition ticket system:

Happy first week!

-Kathleen Coate

Finals Week – D2L help drop-in schedule

The Professional Development Center (L1735) is where faculty can come for one-on-one D2L help, and the finals week schedule will be slightly different than the rest of the semester.

Drop-in hours during finals week:

Mon, Dec, 12th, 12:30-2pm
Tue, Dec. 13th, 12:30-2pm
*Thurs, Dec. 15th, 1-3pm
*Mon, Dec. 19th, 9am-10m

*At this time, extra folks will be around to help with your D2L gradebook.


If you would like to make an appointment to ensure availability, call or email me at 952-358-8617, or


Are you using MediaSpace? New features coming soon!!

MediaSpace is integrating auto-transcribing captioning into its production environment. This means you can order captions to be created for any video you create or upload.

The rollout date for this feature is Dec. 15th, 2016.  However, if you would like to experiment with this feature prior to Dec. 15th, you can do so in a test environment.

Also as of Dec. 15th, MediaSpace will be available for students to use!  They will have all the same capabilities as faculty, including the storage and quick uploads to D2L of their videos.  Plan now for integrating MediaSpace into your spring classes.

A workshop is planned for Jan. 5th, (the day prior to Development Day) in which you can learn and experiment with MediaSpace and its integration with D2L.  Watch for more info on the workshop along with your Jan. 6th Development Day schedule.

Follow this link for the captioning test environment instructions:  mediaspace-test-envrionment-instructions

To learn more about MediaSpace and how to use it, follow this link:  how_to_add_mediaspace_video_using_my_media