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Conversations with Colleagues: October 2021

Online

Description Topic: Guiding difficult conversations Teaching controversial topics and concepts is part of many courses and disciplines. Topics like race, culture, gender, and/or sexual orientation are inherent discussions in many... Continue Reading →

Free

Demystifying the Gradebook

Online

Description Trying to figure out all the details of Gradebook settings and display settings? Want to learn the options to adjust how your students see one or more grades? We’ll... Continue Reading →

Free

Creating Accessible Course Documents: Fall 2021 (3 week short course)

Online

October 25 - November 14, 2021 Description  This three week short course provides faculty and staff and opportunity to practice making digital materials accessible to those who use a screen reader. The course will introduce participants to basic techniques for using tools available in the Microsoft Office suite including Word and PowerPoint.  Additionally, participants will... Continue Reading →

Free

Calculating Grades in the Gradebook in D2L Brightspace

Online

Description Trying to figure out all the details of Gradebook settings and how calculations are performed? Want to learn the options for the Students’ view of grades? We’ll cover: Differences between Adjusted Final Grade and Calculated Final Grade Dropping Lowest Score Formula Grades Exempting Students from Graded Items Previewing an Individual Student’s Gradebook View RSVP... Continue Reading →

Free

Universal Design for Learning: Quick Tips to Enhance Learning Experiences 2

Online

Description Design accessibility, access, and equity in your courses – Universal Design for Learning is a framework that can help us address every students’ unique learning needs! This webinar is an overview of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guidelines plus some simple ways to apply UDL in your online teaching and learning experiences. Outcomes:... Continue Reading →

Free

New Discussion Date Settings in D2L Brightspace: October 2021

Online

Description The date settings in Discussions will soon be changing significantly. This webinar will provide an overview of what’s changing and how the changes correlate to the current settings, with a proactive effort toward making this as smooth a transition as possible. This webinar will be repeated in November and December, please register for one... Continue Reading →

Free

Awards and Certificates in D2L Brightspace

Online

Description Provide your students with Awards (Badges) or Certificates after they successfully complete activities within your D2L Brightspace course. These awards can serve as incentives and proof of achievements to motivate students. 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,... Continue Reading →

Free

Create materials with HTML and HTML Content templates

Online

Description Get a jump-start on creating your course Content in D2L Brightspace by making use of some pre-built HTML template files available to you when building your online course materials. This webinar will walk through the steps of selecting and revising the templates to make your class shine. Dress up your class and save time... Continue Reading →

Free