Academic Continuity Plans

To support those on your campus who are working to develop alternate delivery modes using academic technologies available at no additional cost through Minnesota State (D2L Brightspace, Kaltura MediaSpace, Zoom, Office 365), we want to share some system office resources we are making available to you and your campuses.

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This page provides some quick how-to videos and step-by-step instructions to help you perform some common tasks as you explore alternate modes of delivery for your course.

Drop In Sessions

Staff from Minnesota State have scheduled Drop In Sessions (see event times below) via Zoom to assist any faculty who may need assistance using the available educational technologies. General schedule is 9:00-11:00 am and 1:00 – 3:00 pm

One-on-One Sessions

If you require one-on-one assistance, please reserve time with a staff member to work one-on-one via Zoom.

Academic Continuity Team Site

Student Affairs Continuity Team Site

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10:00 AM

Encouraging Student-Teacher Communication Using Individual Discussions in D2L Brightspace

October 2, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
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Description With a few changes in your discussion settings, you can create private discussions in your D2L Brightspace course.  In this private discussion space you can communicate with individual students one-on-one.  This allows you to keep track of student-to-instructor communication without messages getting lost in your email. Faculty members have also found this strategy is... Continue Reading →

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12:00 PM

Building Instructor Presence in Online and Blended Courses

October 2, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Building Instructor Presence in Online and Blended Courses

Creating a sense of community and instructor presence is important in all courses. In an online or blended course, it can come with some challenges. This session will provide strategies for using D2L tools such as Announcements, Content, Email/Classlist, Intelligent Agents, Personalized Notifications, and Discussion Boards to build your instructor presence. Examples will be showcased.... Continue Reading →

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