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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Manage Course Dates on a Single Screen

Online

Description The Start, End, and Due dates from most tools in D2L Brightspace can be managed on a single screen in the Manage Dates tool. Instead of going to each individual tool and opening each individual item to change dates, you can use Manage Dates to view all dates at once, with filtering, sorting and... Continue Reading →

Free

Encouraging Student-Teacher Communication with Private Discussions

Online

Description Private discussions have multiple uses in Brightspace. You can communicate with students one-on-one, keep track of student to instructor communication, and encourage students to keep a reflective journal. You can use private discussions as a means of aiding reflection, deepening students understanding, and stimulating critical thinking. RSVP Required Use the RSVP tool below to... Continue Reading →

Free

Securing Your Online Zoom Session​

Online

Description Explore best practices in securely scheduling, managing and distributing information about virtual sessions in Zoom. Zoom has implemented new security features and in meeting controls to allow hosts to manage the potential threats that could impacted unsecure sessions. In this 50 minute webinar we will look at the new Security Control center and offer... Continue Reading →

Free

Designing Your Course for Student Learning: Fall 2021 (3 week short course)

Online

September 13 - October 3, 2021 Description  This 3 week short course provides participants an opportunity to review the design of their course so that the assignments they have planned in a course are aligned with the learning objectives students are supposed to master.  Here is what participants will do in this course:  Apply Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy to course... Continue Reading →

Free

Improving Instructor-to-Student Interaction: Fall 2021 (3 week short course)

Online

September 13 - October 3, 2021 Description  By the end of this three-week course, you will be able to use D2L Brightspace tools (including Classlist, Email, Intelligent Agents, personalized Announcements, and private Discussions) to improve instructor-to-student interactions.  You will be provided with efficient ways to email students, tips and tricks to personalize communication for students,... Continue Reading →

Free

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: Faculty Learning Community Fall 2021

Online

September 13 - December 5, 2021  Description Our chancellor has given us the challenge of eliminating our equity gaps by 2030. How can we, as instructors, shift our teaching practices to meet this goal? One promising path is to ground those practices in Culturally Responsive Pedagogy. In this course, we’ll have the opportunity to examine... Continue Reading →

Free

What’s New in D2L Brightspace: September 2021

Online

Description This webinar will focus on new features and changes in the September 2021 release (version 20.21.09) that you’ll see in D2L Brightspace starting Thursday, September 16. RSVP Required Use the RSVP tool below to register.  After registering, a calendar invite with details on how to join will be sent to you, please add this event to... Continue Reading →

Free

Leveraging the Groups tool for greater student interaction

Online

Description Discover various ways to leverage the Groups tool to allow students to choose their own small groups or to randomly place students in groups. Use the groups tool in Brightspace to facilitate small group discussion and group projects for face-to-face or online courses. Learn the ins and outs of evaluating small group projects and... Continue Reading →

Free

Create Rubrics to Evaluate Student Work

Online

Description Learn how to create rubrics in Brightspace to provide students with the components on which they will be evaluated prior to them submitting their work. An established rubric with initial standardized feedback helps to provide objective and consistent assessment to students. It saves you time evaluating and grading, while also providing the option of... Continue Reading →

Free

Open Education Network Webinar

Online

Open Education Network (OEN) Webinars introduce Minnesota State faculty and staff to open educational resources, creative commons licensing, and the work with the Open Textbook Library at the University of Minnesota. After the OEN Webinar, attendance will be taken. Attendees will receive a link to review an open textbook located in the Open Textbook Library... Continue Reading →

Using Existing Rubrics to Save Time Evaluating Student Work

Online

Description Learn how to make the most of Rubrics to engage learners in all stages of assignments and discussions from start to finish. Discover various ways to align grading rubrics (or rubrics for outcome evaluation) with learning activities to keep track of student achievement. Learn the ins and outs of utilizing rubrics as both an... Continue Reading →

Free

Conversations with Colleagues: September 2021

Online

Description When colleagues readied themselves for emergency remote teaching in 2020, we all received a powerful reminder in the value of social learning. Colleagues from across the system who had been separated from one another through physical distance came together online to share ideas and learn from one another.  We would like to sustain this... Continue Reading →

Free