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Manage Course Dates to Improve Student Engagement: Spring 2024

January 22, 2024

NED: Academic Technologies

January 22 – February 11, 2024

Short Course

Course Learning Objectives 

After completing the course, participants will be able to: 

  • Understand and differentiate online course tools, features, and applications (Import/Export/Copy Components, Manage Dates, and Brightspace Pulse) that may be utilized to manage course dates
  • Understand best practices using online course tools and features to communicate course dates to students
  • Analyze and apply practical strategies for real-world scenarios to motivate students
  • Evaluate and reflect how these strategies may improve student learning and engagement in online courses

From the Facilitator

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

Materials Required 

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 ‚ÄúSample/Sandbox‚ÄĚ Course if you do not have one.

Suggested Audience 

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 4-6 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. 

Registration Required

Use the RSVP tool below to register. There is a limit of 30 participants per course.

Reminder Coming:  We use the email address you provide to send a calendar appointment to remind you of the start date of this short course.

Accommodations: If you require accommodations to participate in this event, please send an email to the facilitator at the bottom of this page.

Course Location 

This course is hosted and facilitated using the D2L Brightspace instance of Minnesota State called, MnSite. 


Contact the Jamie Zukic.


RSVP to register for this course. A calendar invite will be sent to you to remind you of the course start date.

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January 22, 2024
Event Category:


Academic Technologies
Developing Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

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