Overview There's no easy way to say this, course evaluation for FA19 is going to be a challenge. Our contract with eXplorance, the makers of Blue, expires on October 30th. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the contract, we cannot extend through the end of the FA19 semester. What's worse is, we didn't find this … Continue reading FA19 Course Evaluation Using D2L Surveys
This is one of those months where the changes D2L is implementing are large enough I need to get the information out to instructors. Please note, these changes will hit early in the morning of Friday October 18th. D2L is working very hard to standardize the interface instructors use in different tools, such as Assignments, … Continue reading Instructor Interface Changes – October 18th
Monday, August 12th eLearning will open the Nuts and Bolts for D2L () FA19 course for all faculty and staff to use and enjoy. This self-paced course will take you through the basics of D2L with videos created by D2L's ( Brightspace 's creator) and a few other surprises as well. I truly hope this … Continue reading Nuts and Bolts for D2L
When will students be able to access shells? Students will be able to access on the first official date of the course. For 15-week students, this will be on Monday, August 26th. I'm missing a section. Can you help me find it? D2L displays 12 courses in the My Courses widget and has future courses … Continue reading FA19 Shells Ready – FAQ
Changes will hit tomorrow (May 17) to D2L. Being this is one is between semesters, I'm going to implement some other changes D2L has recommended. That way, you can start the SU19 term with the changes in place and have fewer changes in the middle of the term. Annotations D2L has implemented a new tool … Continue reading D2L Updates v.20.19.5 (May)
The end of the semester is on the horizon, now is a good time to get your course grade book ready for your students who all want to know how they are doing. Not everyone who reads this is at the same place or will even have the same questions. So what I’m going to … Continue reading GREAT INFO ON GRADING!
Far and away, the most common question I've had the last two weeks has been, how can I get my course evaluations? Sometimes it's from Deans or Department Chairs, but even faculty and instructors are asking the question. Let's see if I can help some here. First, SP19 evaluations aren't going to be ready for … Continue reading Where’s My Evaluations?
The eLCC conference was not well attended. Yes, most of those who signed up did attend, but it was down about 40% from last year and that number was down from the year before. PPCC sent our normal sized group and a couple of other colleges were well represented. However, many other schools were not. … Continue reading eLCC Day 3: The Future of eLCC
This morning I was sitting in a session discussing the morality and ethics related to data and artificial intelligence. The question came up who really owns the data instructors put into D2L. While the presenter claimed D2L owns it, every meeting I've attended D2L says they are the caretaker and we own the data. I'm … Continue reading eLCC Day 2: Who Owns the Content in D2L?
This week, I'm spending a few days at the eLearning Consortium of Colorado (eLCC) conference. I'll be posting items I find interesting during the conference. At the conference, I had the honor of facilitating a discussion session on the vocation of teaching online. We went through many parts of the job of online teaching. As … Continue reading eLCC Day 1: “Kill the LMS”