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Facilitated by Susan Halick
Participants will learn how to set up and use Desire2Learn’s Grades feature. This workshop is designed to help novice Desire2Learn users learn the basics of a points-based or weighted grading system. Specifically, participants will learn how to:
Experience using Desire2Learn is recommended. Participants are expected to be able to easily navigate within Desire2Learn without facilitator assistance.
Facilitated by John Thommen, or Chris Richards
This basic training is designed to help the novice user begin to learn how to:
This is a hands-on session designed for those new to Desire2Learn. However, experienced users may benefit from this session as the content area and navigation tools have changed in the new version. Basic computer skills are required to participate in this workshop, which is useful for faculty who teach face-to-face, online, and/or hybrid courses.
Facilitated by John Thommen
Would you like to develop a more organized and visually appealing Course Homepage? If so, come to this session to learn how to…
You supply the good taste, and we’ll supply the know-how. This workshop is most appropriate for intermediate to advanced Desire2Learn users.
Facilitated by Meg Elias, Anita Mills, and Susan Halick
Cloud computing is essentially a way of connecting to resources and applications on the web, rather than installing and maintaining the content on your own computer. In this session, presenters will show you how they are using Google Forms, Prezi, Padlet (Wallwisher), Quizlet, Toondo, and much more, to enhance student learning. Everyone is welcome!
Facilitated by Wyl McCully
Most of us are frustrated and bored by presentations in which the speaker reads dense PowerPoint slides to the audience – students are too. This session will focus on reframing our paradigms about presentational software, like PowerPoint or Keynote, in our classrooms. The facilitator will use examples to reinforce best practices and will provide an opportunity for participants to discuss how these practices could be applied to their courses.
In this hands-on session, participants will learn how to create computer administered and graded quizzes using Desire2Learn. The basics of online testing, question construction, as well as feedback options, security features, and random question selection will be addressed. Experience using Desire2Learn is required. Participants are expected to navigate within Desire2Learn without facilitator assistance.
Crossword puzzles are easily generated through Hot Potatoes software, a free download from the web and can be integrated into Desire2Learn. In this session, participants will learn how to create, import, and view their crossword puzzles in Desire2Learn. Attendees will also receive tips on connecting the results to the Desire2Learn Version 10 gradebook. This workshop is most appropriate for the intermediate to advanced Desire2Learn user.
Facilitated by Dr. Julia K. VanderMolen
Bloom's taxonomy of educational objectives for learning has undergone a digital makeover. The Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy Pyramid makes thinking about technology tools in this context a breeze. This session will explore how technology can be used at various levels on the digital taxonomy to encourage higher level thinking and problem solving. This session will also provide faculty with some creative and innovative ideas for integrating Web 2.0 tools at each level. So come to this session and find out what is blooming to help students blossom! Participants are encouraged to BYOD (Bring Your Own Device).
Facilitated by CTE Staff Please call the CTE to reserve a 30 minute time slot.
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, call the CTE for your own private one-on-one 30 minute session. These sessions are for users who have experience with Desire2Learn and would like to learn more. Please call the CTE (483-1680) to schedule your appointment!
Facilitated by Melissa DeRosia
Center for Teaching Excellence
Technology and Learning Center, Room 324
Phone: (517) 483-1680
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