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Upcoming Lunches and Meetups

The last in our series of Lunch Updates and Faculty Meetups for this semester are coming up soon! Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on these wonderful topics!

Lunch Update: Easy Course Video

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 12:00 p.m., in the Old Main Faculty/Staff Lounge

Lunch will be provided, but participants can bring their own as well.

With Panopto, D2L now has a simple but effective toolset for recording and sharing video with (and between) students.  No more hassle with Google Drive or YouTube! In this Lunch Update, COLI staff will quickly demonstrate Panopto (it doesn’t take long!) and answer any questions about it and video for academics, generally.

RSVP for the Lunch Updates!

Meetups

Come and join your colleagues in a discussion about these interesting topics. However, make sure to bring your own lunch as only light snacks will be provided.

Student Support & Engagement

Thursday, December 1, 1:00 p.m., Old Main Faculty/Staff Lounge

Student Support & Engagement Meetups will be headed up by Dr. Daniel Haeusser, Dr. Mark Harrington, and Jason Francey. At these meetups, the attending faculty may hear from the Faculty-Student Liason Committee and can learn about new approaches, supports, advisement, and more from Student Affairs and the Griff Center.

Data Meetup

Monday, December 5, 11:00 a.m., Old Main Faculty/Staff Lounge

This series will be headed up by Dr. David Sheets, Dr. James Goldstein, and Dr. Jonathan Rodgers. These meetups will discuss different ways to collaborate with programming, pair-programming techniques, SPSS alternatives and more.

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, Instructional Designer, COLI

Final Exams in D2L

With final exams around the corner, it may be useful to review these features of D2L Quizzes and Dropboxes.

D2L Quizzes provides a robust tool to grade quizzes easier and quicker. Some features can help prevent cheating to a degree, like basic question randomization and advanced question randomization. If you want to use questions from a previous exam or quiz, the Question Library lets you copy questions to the mid-term. Connect your exam directly to the grade book for faster grading. Click here for a tutorial. You can also have your students sign an Academic Integrity Pledge before continuing to the exam. Customize the Quiz Result display, in combination with a faux exam, to show students what questions they got and see where they need to brush up on their studying.

Please note that if you allow automatic grading of your exam, D2L will not automatically grade written responses. Those need to be graded manually. Inform your students that the grade they have immediately after completing the exam is not reflective of their overall grade. If you want to see all of the tutorials on the D2L Quiz tool that COLI has compiled, click here.

D2L Dropboxes are a great way to receive student work in various formats but more notably PDFs, Microsoft Office files, JPGs, or PNGs. You can also restrict the types of files the dropbox will accept. Attach the dropbox to the grade book or use a D2L Rubric and attach it to the dropbox for faster grading.

For more information on D2L Dropboxes, click here. For tutorials on D2L Rubrics, click here. Or sign up for one of our many workshops here.

COLI has compiled other resources on the various tool sets in D2L. Click here to access those.

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, Instructional Designer, COLI

Asynchronous Discussion Introduction for Students

With asynchronous discussion topics now common in our online course spaces, COLI has created a general introduction video that shows students how to read, post, and reply in the discussion. Along with that, the video presents some very basic tips for discussion etiquette and reminds them that our online discussion expectations accord with our commitment to mutual respect and inclusiveness on campus. This video will be found across various student guides and tutorial sets, but you may wish to install it in your own course space, as well.

You can use this URL: https://youtu.be/yBSPuTuNM30

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, Instructional Designer, COLI

Asynchronous Discussion Introduction for Students

With asynchronous discussion topics now common in our online course spaces, COLI has created a general introduction video that shows students how to read, post, and reply in the discussion. Along with that, the video presents some very basic tips for discussion etiquette and reminds them that our online discussion expectations accord with our commitment to mutual respect and inclusiveness on campus. This video will be found across various student guides and tutorial sets, but you may wish to install it in your own course space, as well.

You can use this URL: https://youtu.be/yBSPuTuNM30

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, instructional designer, COLI

Final Exams in D2L

With final exams around the corner, it may be useful to review these features of D2L Quizzes and Dropboxes.

D2L Quizzes provides a robust tool to grade quizzes easier and quicker. Some features can help prevent cheating to a degree, like basic question randomization and advanced question randomization. If you want to use questions from a previous exam or quiz, the Question Library lets you copy questions to the mid-term. Connect your exam directly to the grade book for faster grading. Click here for a tutorial. You can also have your students sign an Academic Integrity Pledge before continuing to the exam. Customize the Quiz Result display, in combination with a faux exam, to show students what questions they got and see where they need to brush up on their studying.

Please note that if you allow automatic grading of your exam, D2L will not automatically grade written responses. Those need to be graded manually. Inform your students that the grade they have immediately after completing the exam is not reflective of their overall grade. If you want to see all of the tutorials on the D2L Quiz tool that COLI has compiled, click here.

D2L Dropboxes are a great way to receive student work in various formats but more notably PDFs, Microsoft Office files, JPGs, or PNGs. You can also restrict the types of files the dropbox will accept. Attach the dropbox to the grade book or use a D2L Rubric and attach it to the dropbox for faster grading.

For more information on D2L Dropboxes, click here. For tutorials on D2L Rubrics, click here. Or sign up for one of our many workshops here.

COLI has compiled other resources on the various tool sets in D2L. Click here to access those.

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, Instructional Designer, COLI