The NED was established to provide educational development opportunities that are designed by Minnesota State faculty and staff for Minnesota State faculty and staff. These opportunities help build awareness, develop knowledge, skills, and abilities, and provide space for reflecting and revising.
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D2L: Improving Instructor-to-Student Interaction
February 13 – March 5, 2023
By the end of this three week short course, you will be able to use D2L Brightspace tools (including Content, HTML Editor, and Release Conditions) to improve the instructor-to-student interaction. You will be provided with efficient ways to create and add existing content materials in the Content tool, tips and tricks to using HTML Editor, and strategies for utilizing conditional release with Release Conditions. You will be provided with practical strategies to apply effective course design to engage students with online course content.
Course Learning Objectives:
- Understand general uses for using communication tools and features for instructor-to-student interactions in a course
- Understand best practices using these communication tools to facilitate instructor-to-student course interactions
- Analyze and apply practical strategies for one or more scenario(s) in instructor-to-student course interactions
- Evaluate and reflect on how these strategies may improve instructor-to-student interactions in a course
Technical Skill Requirements
- Use a web browser
- Create, save and upload Microsoft Word documents
- Perform basic tasks associated with the following D2L Brightspace tools: Content, Discussions and Assignments
Participants should have access to their own D2L Brightspace course (sandbox or development are acceptable) to practice using the available course tools and features. Contact your campus D2L/IT Helpdesk to create a D2L Brightspace “Sample/Sandbox” Course if you do not have one.
Faculty (Full-time and part-time), Instructional Designers and Technologists, and Faculty Developers/Trainers.
Estimated Time Commitment
Most participants are able to complete this course by committing 2-3 hours per week.
Reflect on your Professional Development
As you progress through this course, please consider how you can use the assignments as a way to highlight your work on your Professional Development Plan. Consider sharing your work with your leadership team.
Use the RSVP tool below to register. There is a limit of 30 participants per course.
Because we need time to enroll participants into the corresponding D2L Brightspace Course site, we will close RSVPs the Friday prior to the start of this course.
Reminders Coming: We use the email address you provided to send you reminder emails as the event date gets closer, but we suggest you add this event to your calendar.
Accommodations: If you require accommodations (live captioning, etc.) to participate in this event, please send an email to the person at the bottom of this page.
This course is hosted and facilitated using shared D2L Brightspace instance of Minnesota State called, MnSite.
Contact the Educational Development and Technology unit.