Chad Anderson

Restricting Discussions to Certain Groups

From your D2L homepage, click “Communication” and then “Groups”: Click the “New Category” button: Enter a name for the Category of Groups: Choose “# of Groups” under “Enrollment Type”: Enter the number of Group you desire: Check the desired  group options: Check “Set up discussion areas” Click “New Forum” link:...

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The Usefulness of Checklists

Checklists in a course can be very useful in organizations for both the instructor and the student.  Checklists provide a list of items that students can check off to ensure they completed certain steps of a task, instructions or even assignments.  You can have multiple checklists in your course.  An...

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Combining Course Sections

The purpose of this tech tip is to remind faculty that they can combine their course sections in to one course site Spring 2021 course shells will be available for faculty use, Thursday, October 15. If you want any of your course sections combined, please let the Center for Teaching...

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Using HTML Templates in your D2L Brightspace Courses

Faculty can easily create pages/files in Content in D2L Brightspace course sites by using premade templates.  Using templates provides a great way to layout instructions for activities, give an introduction to a unit/chapter/module, provide additional content or information around a video, add some visual flare around your course, and much...

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Captioning Videos for Your Online Courses

As you are preparing your courses for fall, it is important to keep in mind the usability and universal design of online courses.  One aspect of this is having online videos be accessible by ensuring they include captions. When you are presenting a video in an online course, it’s always...

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Preserving a Course from Being Purged

On July 1st, D2L will purge courses from Spring 2018 A course purge means that courses are permanently deleted from the system. D2L only keeps course courses that are from the past six semesters. However, if you want to keep your courses intact for future use you can.   Keeping your...

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Copying Courses for 2020 Summer Semester

With the summer semester approaching, I would like to use this tech tip as a reminder of the usefulness of coping courses.   You can copy course(s) from previous semesters to upcoming summer 2020 semester.   This will save you time as you prepare your materials. Please find the documentation for copying...

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