Webinar series – hosted by Minnesota State
The state office is improving its distribution of information for training materials through their “Instructional Management System” (IMS) Sharepoint site.
How to access State’s IMS Sharepoint site:
• Go to https://mnscu.sharepoint.com/sites/IMS/
• When prompted for username and password, Enter YourStarID@minnstate.edu. For your username, Enter your StarID password
Last week’s webinar: Online Group Discussions – how do they work?
(FYI: For easy access, the CTL team will also post the webinar recordings and other D2L-related information through our Center for Teaching & Learning D2L page.)
Free webinar opportunity: Koffee with Karen – Today!
Monday, April 8, 2019
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Topic: Intersections of Equity and OER
No registration necessary, simply join the virtual conversation April 8, 2019, at 3:00 pm by clicking the following link:
Join Here: https://www.zoom.us/j/357849309
Koffee with Karen: OER Community Conversations are open forum conversations for all to share, discuss, and learn from colleagues in the Minnesota State OER community. Hosted by Karen Pikula, the OER Faculty Development Coordinator, Koffee with Karen conversations are virtual, hour-long meetings held twice per semester and often feature a guest speaker on a topic of interest.
Friday Coffee Fix – April 12th – time TBA
This week will be all about training – as in – what works best for you and what kind of training do you need? Main topics include:
- Upcoming summer opportunities
- Online training resources
- Classes & workshops through Quality Matters, conferences, intensives, etc.
Learn what’s available, and bring your ideas for how we can help you find the training you need.
And as always, feel free to “BYOQ” (bring your own questions) on any D2L or Teaching & Learning challenge you may have.
Upcoming CTL Hour – April 15
- On Monday, April 15, we will be offering a workshop on Turnitin in A2552 from 3-4 PM.
- Turnitin is a tool integrated within D2L, and is most commonly used for the “Originality Check” and “GradeMark” tools for assessing student written work. Other functions include spelling and grammar tools, and robust markup and feedback tools. Instructors can choose whether student papers will be loaded into the “student repository,” or just run through an initial check against other online papers and web resources. Come learn the way in which your colleagues are benefitting from using this tool, and some of the teaching & learning principles behind it
- Bring your laptop so that you try out new techniques as you learn them! (Chromebooks will also be available.)
And last but not least, today’s D2L Pro-tip:
Have you tried the new annotation tool in D2L Assignments? The tool is still undergoing some functionality updates based on user feedback – please be patient and we’ll let you know how that’s progressing.
Have a great week!