Back to School is Around the Corner!

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As you start thinking about going back to school, here are some training opportunities to note:

  • D2L Crash Course: Tuesday, Aug. 21st, 9am-12pm, Room A2556.  Learn the basics of D2L – stuff you need to know before classes start!  Coffee and refreshments provided. Please RSVP to kathleen.coate@normandale.edu.
  • Fall Development Days: Wednesday, August 22 and Thursday, August 23, 8 AM – 4:15 PM. Stay tuned for more details about breakout sessions!
  • It’s not too late to take the “Videos for All” Survey! Earn $3 in Lancer Bucks, AND/OR a chance for $25 Lancer Bucks!  The drawing will take place on August 22nd during Development Days. Click here for the survey: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=xscRULQKq0ae9PrnSpIaf1hthKrAND1HpsgLGjOv0n9UN1BIRFhLUFJGWTRQWjE3MjVHUjI0OVk3Ni4u  (Login using your Office 365 credentials:  [YourStarID]@minnstate.edu, and your Star ID password.)

Also,  as you are starting to put together your syllabi, remember that you can use the updated syllabus checklist to help you out. This checklist is available on the CTL D2L page under “Content”–>”Course Design”–>”Syllabus Resources.” Also there is a page of campus resources that you can include as part of your syllabus; we will be posting the “Fall 2018” version of this resource page as soon as we can.

Please don’t hesitate to contact your campus CTL leaders if you have any questions, or if you have ideas about fall workshops or programs:

  • Jen Miller (faculty development), jennifer.miller@normandale.edu
  • Kathleen Coate (D2L training and online learning), kathleen.coate@normandale.edu
  • Betsy Longley (assessment), betsy.longley@normandale.edu
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Summer Training with D2L Brightspace, and “Videos for All”

D2L Cloud migration complete.

As of June 2nd, D2L Brightspace is hosted in a cloud-based server, allowing for more immediate updates in the future without interruptions.

Click here for descriptions and short tutorial videos of the newest features!

 

Videos for All Survey!

Take this short Survey and receive $3 in Lancer Bucks (to first 20 respondents) AND enter a drawing for $25 in Lancer Bucks! (Drawing held during August Development Days)

Click here for more info on the Videos for All project

Note: For both the survey and the Videos for All info, use your Office 365 sign-in credentials:
[YourStarID]@minnstate.edu
+
StarID Password

Summer D2L workshops!

Location: All workshops held in L3711 (3rd floor inside library)
RSVP: kathleen.coate@normandale.edu OR 952-358-8617

Monday, June 25th
New Features/Cloud update (Repeated from May 21st) 
9am-10am OR 11am-12pm

  • After the Cloud migration on June 1st & 2nd several new features will be added to D2L.
  • Practice using these new features to prepare to use them in your courses.
  • This will be especially helpful if you are teaching Summer Session II

Tuesday, June 26th
Videos for All (Repeated from May 22nd)
8am-10am

  • Discuss how to find pre-made videos for your courses
  • Experiment with MediaSpace (online software for storing and creating videos)
  • See a demo of Camtasia Studio (video-creation software)
  • Learn how to make and/or request captions for your videos
  • First 10 faculty to RSVP get a free headset & option for Camtasia! (Currently only 5 spots left for free gear)

Tuesday, June 26th
Student Engagement using advanced features (repeated from May 22nd)
10:30am-12:30pm

  • Learn consistency of design and the Checklist tool
  • Experiment with Templates
  • Set up Release Conditions
  • Set up Intelligent Agents

Wed & Thur, July 18 & 19th
D2L Basics – 2 day workshop
8:30-3:30 both days

  • Review basic instructional design principles as they apply to the online environment
  • Learn and experiment with the primary tools in D2L
  • Begin designing your course for either face-to-face, hybrid, or fully online environments

Tuesday, Aug 21st
D2L Crash Course
9am-12pm

  • Learn the basics of D2L
  • Prepare the essentials of your online environment for the first day of class

Want one-on-one help?

Request an appointment with Kathleen Coate for days/times listed below:

Tues, July 10th, 9am-11am
Tues, July 31st, 9:30-11:30; 12:30-2pm
Mon, Aug. 6th, 9am-12pm
Tues, Aug. 7th, 10am-12pm
Mon, Aug. 20th, 9am-2pm

Minnesota eLearning Summit! Aug. 1-2

Want to attend the Minnesota eLearning Summit? We have some dough set aside for faculty who want to attend – email Kathleen ASAP at kathleen.coate@normandale.edu if you’d like to attend.

Click here for more info on the Summit!

 

Need help right now?

For additional D2L help, contact the help desk at 952-358-8181 or use the AskUs – Employee edition ticket system – select “Click to login” in the upper-right corner of the screen.

Enjoy your day!

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Faculty – Summer Training & Info!

Reminder…D2L downtime & updates

Starting Friday, June 1 at 8 PM until approximately Saturday, June 2 at 12 PM, D2L Brightspace will be offline to move to D2L’s Cloud service.  During this time, our D2L Brightspace sites will be migrated to cloud hosting, and upgraded to the cumulative version of 10.8.1.

Click here for descriptions and short tutorial videos of the newest features!

 

Videos for All Survey!

Take this short Survey and receive $3 in Lancer Bucks (to first 20 respondents) AND enter a drawing for $25 in Lancer Bucks! (Drawing held during August Development Days)

Click here for more info on the Videos for All project

Note: For both the survey and the Videos for All info, use your Office 365 sign-in credentials:
[YourStarID]@minnstate.edu
+
StarID Password

Summer D2L workshops!

Location: All workshops held in L3711 (3rd floor inside library)
RSVP: kathleen.coate@normandale.edu OR 952-358-8617

Monday, June 25th
New Features/Cloud update (Repeated from May 21st) 
9am-10am OR 11am-12pm

  • After the Cloud migration on June 1st & 2nd several new features will be added to D2L.
  • Practice using these new features to prepare to use them in your courses.
  • This will be especially helpful if you are teaching Summer Session II

Tuesday, June 26th
Videos for All (Repeated from May 22nd)
8am-10am

  • Discuss how to find pre-made videos for your courses
  • Experiment with MediaSpace (online software for storing and creating videos)
  • See a demo of Camtasia Studio (video-creation software)
  • Learn how to make and/or request captions for your videos
  • First 10 faculty to RSVP get a free headset & option for Camtasia! (Currently only 5 spots left for free gear)

Tuesday, June 26th
Student Engagement using advanced features (repeated from May 22nd)
10:30am-12:30pm

  • Learn consistency of design and the Checklist tool
  • Experiment with Templates
  • Set up Release Conditions
  • Set up Intelligent Agents

Wed & Thur, July 18 & 19th
D2L Basics – 2 day workshop
8:30-3:30 both days

  • Review basic instructional design principles as they apply to the online environment
  • Learn and experiment with the primary tools in D2L
  • Begin designing your course for either face-to-face, hybrid, or fully online environments

Tuesday, Aug 21st
D2L Crash Course
9am-12pm

  • Learn the basics of D2L
  • Prepare the essentials of your online environment for the first day of class

Minnesota eLearning Summit! Aug. 1-2

Want to attend the Minnesota eLearning Summit? We have some dough set aside for faculty who want to attend – email Kathleen ASAP at kathleen.coate@normandale.edu if you’d like to attend.

Click here for more info on the Summit!

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Summer Training opportunities – starting today!

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Here’s your chance for some in-person help with D2L Brightspace, and the “Videos for All” initiative.

RSVP for all workshop: 952-358-8617, or kathleen.coate@normandale.edu
Location: L3711 (3rd floor inside the Library)

Monday, May 21st

 
10:00am-11:00am

        or

1:00pm-2:00pm

 

 

New Features/Cloud update (Repeated on June 25th)

·         After the Cloud migration on June 1st & 2nd several new features will be added to D2L.

·         In this session, you will be able to view and practice using these new features in the “QA” (Quality Assurance) environment. (Especially helpful if you are teaching Summer Session I)

 

Tuesday, May 22nd

 
10:00am-12:00pm Videos for All (Repeated on June 26th)

·         Discuss how to find pre-made videos for your courses

·         Experiment with MediaSpace (online software for storing and creating videos)

·         See a demo of Camtasia Studio (video-creation software)

·         Learn how to make and/or request captions for your videos

1:00pm-3:00pm Student engagement using advanced features (Repeated on June 26th)

·         Learn consistency of design and the Checklist tool

·         Experiment with Templates

·         Set up Release Conditions

·         Set up Intelligent Agents

Monday, June 25th

9:00am-10:00am

         or

11:00am-12:00pm

 

New Features/Cloud update (Repeated from May 21st)

·         After the Cloud migration on June 1st & 2nd several new features were added to D2L.

·         In this session, you will be able to view and practice using these new features to prepare to use them in your courses. (Especially helpful if you are teaching Summer Session II)

 

Tuesday, June 26th

 
8:00am-10:00am Videos for All (See description from May 22nd)

 

10:30am-12:30pm Student engagement using advanced features (See description from May 22nd)

 

Wed, July 18th & Thurs, July 19th

 
8:30am-3:30pm

(both days)

D2L Basics – 2 day workshop

·         Review basic instructional design principles as they apply to the online environment

·         Learn and experiment with the primary tools in D2L

·         Begin designing your course for either face-to-face, hybrid, or fully online environments

 

Tuesday, Aug. 21st

 
9:00am-12:00pm D2L Crash Course: Learn the basics of D2L – stuff you need to know before classes start!
 
·         For one-on-one assistance, contact the ITS Helpdesk, or Kathleen Coate at 952-358-8617, Kathleen.coate@normandale.edu

·         Watch your email for more D2L training opportunities during August Development Days!

Before you go…(seriously, you’ll want to read this)

Teaching Circles re-imagined – Apply before you go!

Teaching Circles is undergoing some exciting changes for 2018-19!! Participants will now receive a $500 stipend upon completion of the program!!  Two Teaching Circles groups will be offered this coming fall on the topics of “Culturally Responsive Pedagogy” and “Teaching Through Active Learning.”  Submit your application form (available here) to Ruth Robinson (F2205) as soon as possible. Applications received by May 15th will receive the highest priority.

Videos for All

By now you’ve probably heard…we are working with Minn State’s “Captioning Project Seed Funding” program to create a robust method for using and creating fully accessible videos in all classes – this is an ongoing project that’s just getting started and we’d love for you to be the first to get involved!

How do I get in on Videos for All?

Take this survey! 

  • Login to the survey using Office 365 credentials: [YourStarID]@minnstate.edu and your Star ID Password
  • Earn $3 in Lancer Bucks and entry into a drawing for $25 Lancer Bucks! (Drawing held on August 23rd)

Come to a summer workshop on either May 22nd (10am-12pm) or June 26 (8am-10am – Location: L3711 – RSVP required)

  • Discuss how to find pre-made videos for your courses
  • Experiment with MediaSpace (online software for storing and creating videos)
  • See a demo of Camtasia Studio (video-creation software)
  • Learn how to make and/or request captions for your videos
  • Receive a FREE headset and option for FREE Camtasia (first 10 faculty to respond to each date)
  • RSVP to kathleen.coate@normandale.edu or 952-358-8617

Click here for the Videos for All flyer

Teaching in the summer?

Click here for the full summer workshops schedule

How can I promote student engagement?

Come to a workshop on either May 22nd (1pm-3pm) or June 26th (10:30am-12:30pm – Location: L3711 – RSVP requested)

  • Learn consistency of design and the Checklist tool (in other words – Jazz up your Content!)
  • Experiment with Templates
  • Set up Release Conditions
  • Set up Intelligent Agents
  • RSVP to kathleen.coate@normandale.edu or 952-358-8617

What changes are coming to D2L on June 2nd?

You’ll notice some great new features, and some hidden gems when D2L moves to the cloud.

Come to a workshop on either May 21st (10am-11am OR 1pm-2pm) OR June 25th (9am-10am OR 11am-12pm) Location: L3711 – RSVP requested)

  • Images – more robust editing ability in html files- See video (2:30)
  • Intelligent Agent – re-designed edit page – See video (4:36)
  • Quizzes – add a “due date” as well as an “end date”
  • Manage Dates – “due date” now included
  • ePortfolio – D2L has provided an overview video and a video to help you navigate this new tool for Minnesota State campuses.

To explore these new features on your own, go to your “quality assurance” (QA) test site in D2L’s cloud available at https://normandale.brightspace.com.  Login using your StarID credentials.  After you log in, you’ll find the same look and feel of D2L Brightspace.  Listed below are descriptions of some of the new features and changes you’ll see after we migrate on June 1-2.  Don’t wait, try these out today!

Want one-on-one help with D2L Brightspace?

Contact the ITS Helpdesk

Contact the help desk at 952-358-8181 or use the AskUs – Employee edition ticket system – select “Click to login” in the upper-right corner of the screen.

Make an appointment

Kathleen Coate will be on campus only periodically through the summer – please see the schedule below, and let her know if you’d like to schedule an appointment. (kathleen.coate@normandale.edu, 952-358-8617)
(You may also drop-by without an appointment, however priority will be given to pre-made appointments.)
Wed May 16th 9am-2pm
Thurs May 17 9am-2pm
Wed May 30 12-4pm
Thurs May 31 12-3pm
Mon June 4 9am-2pm
Tues June 5 9am-12pm
Wed June 6 9am-12pm
Thurs June 7 9am-12pm
Thurs June 14 12-3pm
Tues July 10 9am-11am
Tues July 31 9:30-11:30am; 12:30-2pm
Mon Aug. 6 9am-12pm
Tues Aug. 7 10am-12pm
Mon Aug. 20 9am-2pm

Have a very healthy, creative, and invigorating summer!

Sincerely,

Your CTL team

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