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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Data Literacy and Equity Strategies

Online

In partnership with the Office of Equity and Inclusion Description How comfortable are you with using data to improve equity? The terms, “evidence base”, “data informed” and “data literacy” have become quite common in higher education discussions, particularly in the context of improving student success and equity. Many of us continue to seek a better... Continue Reading →

Equity and Technology: Fall 2021 (3 week short course)

Online

November 1 - November 21, 2021 Course Learning Objectives  Through engaging in the work of the training, faculty will be able to: Understand how we can design our online, hybrid, blended, and hyflex courses with equity in mind Intentionally create relationships with our students Better understand how to help the students navigate all of the... Continue Reading →

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Quiz Submission Views

Online

Description Learn to use the Quiz Submission Views in D2L Brightspace to enhance student learning. Determine the best settings to provide students with quiz feedback in a timely and effective manner. 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... Continue Reading →

Copy Courses and Manage Dates in D2L

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 →