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Adding HIPs Rubric to Assignment Folders

Starting in the FA19 semester, the High Impact Practices (HIPs) rubric will be shared to all classes.  This rubric can then be attached to Assignment folders, but should not be used for grading.  Below are directions to connect the rubric to the Assignment folder without linking it to Grades. First, create an Assignment folder or … Continue reading Adding HIPs Rubric to Assignment Folders

Directing D2L Email from Other CCCS Colleges to PPCC

A small number of instructors who teach at other CCCS colleges may have non-PPCC email addresses embedded within D2L.  This is a weakness on how CCCS-IT built the tool between Banner and D2L.  It will load your payroll email address into D2L.  However, there is a way to redirect your D2L email back to PPCC. … Continue reading Directing D2L Email from Other CCCS Colleges to PPCC

Films on Demand

Films on Demand has been added to the Insert Stuff menu in D2L.  This will allow you to find hundreds of thousands of videos you can directly embed within your course. Note: While the directions below show you how to add a Film on Demand video to a Content page, they can be added anywhere … Continue reading Films on Demand

D2L Course Image Standards

Background The Course Image appears at the top of each Course Home page and in the corresponding course tile on the My Home page.  D2L automatically supplies each course with an image from their library.  Most of the time, it will be a picture of nature or architecture. With this exposure, it’s important to use … Continue reading D2L Course Image Standards

Content Tools

A diverse group of items can be added to the Content tool.  The play list below will walk you through many of these options.  Please note- some topics covered by D2L in the video tutorials are not recommended at PPCC.  These include using the Course Overview, Uploading Video, and Uploading Audio. Others, such as Brightspace … Continue reading Content Tools

Enter Grades

There are many ways to put scores for students into D2L.  This video covers the different ways you can put scores directly into the Grades tool.  (Note: you can also put scores into other tools, such as Assignments, Discussions and Quizzes if they are linked to a Grade Item.)

Release Calculated Grade

Often times, when looking in the Grades tool, you will see an eye with a slash through it next to the Calculated Grade.  This means the student is not seeing this score.  The video below goes through how to Release the Calculated Grade.

Create a Grade Item

In D2L a grade column is called a Grade Item.  This allows you to put scores into the Grades tool either manually or by linking it to another D2L tool.

Create a New Quiz with New Questions

Creating new quizzes from scratch in D2L is a very labor-intensive activity.  We recommend using publisher testbanks if you plan to have very many Quizzes within D2L.  However, for shorter, and one-off quizzes, here’s how to create them:

Link Turnitin to Assignment Submission Folders

Turnitin (TII) and GradeMark are wonderful tools available to instructors.  In order do use these tools, a D2L Assignment folder must have the TII integration turned on. (NOTE : Students may not submit directly to TII, but rather must submit to a folder with TII enabled.) A key part of the video that is often … Continue reading Link Turnitin to Assignment Submission Folders