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Summer 2021 Courses   |   Summer 2021 Webinars   |   NED Course Catalog


Assessment of Student Learning for Manufacturing and Construction Faculty (3 week short course)

Online

August 2 - August 22, 2021 Flyer Description Faculty members teaching within the discipline of manufacturing and/or construction are invited to join colleagues in this three-week short course to explore and apply different assessment methods to the courses you teach. How do you really know that your students are learning what you had intended? Examine... Continue Reading →

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Creating Authentic Assessments (Webinar)

Online

Authentic assessments are creative assessments to test student skills and behaviors -- case studies, role plays, and simulations are common examples of this testing technique. This webinar will help participants devise interesting and fun ways to better assess whether students are able to put new skills into practice in realistic scenarios, using readily available tools... Continue Reading →

Captioning Beyond Accommodation (Webinar)

Online

Description Learn about the myriad benefits closed captioning offers to all students and why it’s critical that captioning be made available for all course videos. 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 your calendar.  Data Use: Campuses want... Continue Reading →

New HTML Editor in D2L Brightspace

Online

Description The HTML Editor in D2L Brightspace has changed! Get the inside scoop on the new layout and changed or expanded features, including the format painter, word count, and more! Learn more about how and why to use the HTML Editor, including for Announcements, Content descriptions, feedback on student Quiz attempts and Assignment submissions, and... Continue Reading →

Should I Make a Video? When, why, and how to use videos most effectively online (Webinar)

Online

In this webinar, we will explore the research behind effective video-use in online classes, focusing mainly on learning-objectives, length, and production-value. We will also dive in to basic use of Kaltura MediaSpace, a video-creation tool available to all Minnesota State employees and students. RSVP Required  Use the RSVP tool below to register.  After registering, a... Continue Reading →

Overview of @Mentions Feature in D2L Discussions

Online

Description Attend this webinar to see a hands on overview of the @mention call out functionality in Discussions.  Learn about how to "tag" individuals that notifies them in Brightspace. Come take a look at a feature to help engage students in Brightspace! RSVP Required Use the RSVP tool below to register.  After registering, a calendar invite with... Continue Reading →

Copy Courses and Manage Dates

Online

Description Copy Course Components is a tool in D2L Brightspace that enables you to copy materials from your existing courses into another course. When copying components, you can choose all or select individual items to copy into your course. Learn how you can save time by re-purposing course material. The Start, End, and Due dates... Continue Reading →

Creating Content in D2L Brightspace

Online

Description Use the Content tool in D2L Brightspace to its greatest potential, by utilizing it as the framework for learning and assessment activities in your online course. We’ll include tips for setting up the course in a streamlined and easy-to-navigate manner that will save time for both you and your students. RSVP Required Use the... Continue Reading →

What’s new in D2L Brightspace: August 2021 (Webinar)

Online

This webinar will focus on new features and changes in the August 2021 release (version 20.21.08) that you’ll see in D2L Brightspace starting Thursday, August 19. 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 your... Continue Reading →

Humanizing Plus: Elements to Create a More Inclusive and Equitable Online Course (Webinar)

Online

Participants will be guided through an interactive demonstration of 8 specific humanizing elements to leverage learning science and culturally responsive teaching to create a more inclusive and equitable online course for today's diverse students. Participants will have an opportunity to assess their current courses and practices and identify possible next steps in the spirit of continuous improvement.... Continue Reading →