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Discussion Date Settings in D2L Brightspace

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. RSVP Required Use the RSVP tool below to register.  After registering, a calendar invite with... Continue Reading →

Free

Quick Eval tool in D2L Brightspace

Online

Description The Quick Eval tool provides a single location to view all unevaluated student submissions (Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes) from all Brightspace courses. You can sort, filter and search to prioritize which items you want to assess first. Become acquainted with the Quick Eval tool so you can save in your assessment and grading. RSVP Required... Continue Reading →

Free

Pulse App for Increased Student Engagement

Online

Description Pulse is a D2L Brightspace mobile app that helps students keep track of important dates. It brings news, deadlines, and grades from all courses together in one place so they can spend less time organizing and more time learning. RSVP Required Use the RSVP tool below to register.  After registering, a calendar invite with details on... Continue Reading →

Free

OER Community Conversations: October 2021

Online

Topic: Post Pandemic Access to Higher Education, Challenges and Opportunities Access to higher education has been transformed because of the pandemic. What changes did we make that are now going to become permanent? What new challenges do we face that we hadn’t even considered before the pandemic began? Finally, how can open educational resources (OERs) help... Continue Reading →

Free

Librarian Workdays 2021: Affordable Education Explosion

Online

Academic librarians are critical partners in efforts to provide open educational resources (OER) for both students and faculty.   Educational Innovations is happy to announce two virtual opportunities for librarians and library staff from across Minnesota State campuses to come together for a day to network with colleagues, learn more about OER efforts across the system, and identify how librarians can... Continue Reading →

Free

What’s New in D2L Brightspace: October 2021

Online

Description This webinar will focus on new features and changes in the October 2021 release (version 20.21.10) that you’ll see in D2L Brightspace starting Thursday, October 21. 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

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 fields, and any course dealing with current events presents an opportunity for socially-challenging topics to arise purposely and spontaneously in class discussions. Guiding those discussions... Continue Reading →

Free

Communicating with Students via Intelligent Agents in D2L Brightspace

Online

Description What in the world is an Intelligent Agent? The Intelligent Agents tool in D2L Brightspace sends emails to students based on preset conditions. Faculty can create and schedule Intelligent Agents using site login, course login, or release conditions. Using Intelligent Agents in D2L Brightspace can help make learners more accountable and engage them when... 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 cover: Student Grade View—understanding how faculty determine what students will see and when they’ll see it (final grades, points, letter grade, etc.) Enabling Students to... Continue Reading →

Free

Humanizing Your Online Course: Fall 2021 (3 week short course)

Online

October 25 - November 14, 2021 Description  This course is intended for Minnesota State faculty who are either teaching or planning to teach an online or hybrid course and are interested applying evidence-based strategies for humanizing the learning experience through effective facilitation and course design. The course is online and asynchronous. Although there are no... 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

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