August 15

Technology for Teaching & Learning (T4TL) Showcase Today!

Faculty members, library staff, and our Academic Technologies Team staff will be presenting on specific educational technologies today from 1 pm until 3 pm in Voyageurs rooms in Atwood, as part of the Fall 2017 Convocation.

There will also be instructor workstations and help available.

Come and learn about Virtual Reality in the classroom, Syllabus Re-Design and Development, Open Educational Resources, Library D2L Widgets , D2L Awards Tool and Intelligent Agents, Adobe Connect and Media Space, among other topics.

We will continue to promote T4TL at other campus events in the future!


August 16

ATT Sessions at Fall 2016 Convocation

August 17 – 19, 2016  is the Saint Cloud State University Fall Convocation, sponsored by Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). Many sessions will be held on topics ranging from describing our students, to Our Husky Compact, university policies, digital badges, and media.  You can view the Full Schedule here. Our Academic Technologies Team will be holding two sessions described below:

Wednesday , August 17, 2:10 – 3:10 Concurrent Sessions B-1, Atwood Memorial Center, Glacier North

From D2L Gradebook Tool to ISRS

Faculty can use the D2L Brightspace Gradebook to upload their final class grades to the E- services website (ISRS) quickly and efficiently, thereby saving an estimated 15 hours per semester. SCSU’s Academic Technologies Team -D2L Administrators and Instructional Designers – will demonstrate how the Gradebook integrates with E -services. Following the session, instructors can arrange an individual session with one of them for further training and support.

Friday, August 19, 8:45 – 10:00 Concurrent Sessions D-1,Centennial Hall 455

Kaltura MediaSpace: Media creation and sharing tool for faculty

MediaSpace™ by Kaltura, available to all SCSU Faculty, allows users to record audio, video, or capture anything on their computer screen. The recording can be then streamed and shared in a D2L Brightspace course shell or via email. In this session, participants will learn how to make the best use of this tool in their work. In addition, they will be able to arrange an individual training/support session with one of the SCSU Academic Technologies Team’s MediaSpace™ trainers.
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June 8

ATT Summer Workshops: Updated Schedule

Summer Sessions Online Teaching Support

The Academic Technologies Team continues their series of workshops on How to get your course ready for online. Based on the attendance and input of attendees we have decided to exclude 2:30 pm sessions and to hold longer workshops that will focus on specific topics of faculty interest. Here is the full schedule with new time, room, and session details:

Date Session Description Time Place
Wednesday, June 8 Building Rubrics and Giving Feedback 11 am – 12 pm CH 455
Thursday, June 9 Essential D2L Plus Q & A Session 11 am – 12 pm CH 455
Wednesday, June 15 Intelligent Agents and Release Conditions 11 am – 12 pm CH 455
Thursday, June 16 Essential D2L Plus Q & A Session 11 am – 12 pm CH 455
Wednesday, June 22 Mediaspace Kaltura CaptureSpace Lite 11:30 am – 1 pm MC 206
Thursday, June 23 Essential D2L Plus Q & A Session 11:30 am – 12:30 pm MC 206
Wednesday, June 29 Quality Course Design 11:30 am – 1 pm MC 206
Thursday, June 30 Essential D2L Plus Q & A Session 11:30 am – 12:30 pm MC 206

We always hold an open door policy so should you need anything regarding online teaching pedagogy, D2L tools, best practices, Quality Matters™, or anything related to online course design and digital media we are available in our office, Miller Center 118.

For any further questions email or call 320-308-2302.

Also, you can click below to view some of the topics we will cover:

Your Academic Technologies Team


January 4

Academic Technologies Team Workshops today

PatioLogoAs part of the January Faculty Workshop organized by CETL, our team will be presenting on several topics.

Today at 10 am we are presenting on  Using the D2L Discussion Board, in Centennial Hall 455 Lab.

This session is followed by another  D2L Discussion themed presentation, at 11:30 am in the same computer lab. However, this session will focus more on theory and strategies behind student engagement in both online and face-to-face classes.

Again, same space, at 3:30 pm, we will present on Importing Final Grades From D2L Brightspace Into ISRS. This very useful feature will be explained in detail, and you will have the opportunity to try it out, as long as you have your course requested and set up. Also, you can access the blog post on this topic here.

Finally, on Tuesday Come Learn About a New D2L Tool: LeaP, in the Alumni Room, Atwood Memorial Center. More on this in our next post.

Happy New Year and the start of the new semester!

December 29

ATT Sessions at January Faculty Workshops

St. C_Logo-GroupJanuary 4-8, 2016 Faculty Workshops will be held on various topics concerning Student Retention and Success. Our ATT team will be holding several sessions regarding using D2L, incorporating research based and best practices to help faculty design and deliver their courses in the both teacher and student friendly way. You can view the Full Schedule here. Below are the sessions facilitated by the Academic Technology Team. All are on Monday, January 4, and will be held in Centennial Hall 455 Lab.

Concurrent Sessions A
Using the D2L Discussion Board
This is a hands-on session designed for the novice user. In this session participants will learn how to create a Discussion where you and your students can post, read, and reply to messages on different topics, share thoughts about course materials, ask questions, share files, or where students can work with peers on assignments and homework.
Best Practices will cover:
a. Setting expectations—substantive posts, appropriate tone and respectful language, due dates
b. Responding to student posts
c. Attaching a rubric. (Rubric will be provided)
d. Attaching a discussion to the gradebook.
Using D2L Discussion boards to engage students.
This is a hands on session designed for the intermediate to advance user. In this session the participants will learn how to use the discussion board to:
a. Introduce students to themselves (works for online and F2F classes)
b. How to pose a good discussion question (student- led vs. instructor led)
c. Use in a Face2Face class
d. Discussion use in a cohort to develop community.
Importing Final Grades From D2L Brightspace Into ISRS
Faculty can now import student final grades directly from D2L Brightspace into ISRS via the eServices Grade and LDA Entry interface. Attend this hands-on session and learn how to: Prepare the D2L Brightspace gradebook settings to enable import to ISRS. Use “Grade and LDA Entry” in eServices to import final grades from D2L Brightspace. This session is open to all faculty using D2L Brightspace. Before attending this session, faculty should request their class shell(s) at Prerequisites:
-Have a class shell to work in during the hands on session.
-Have a developed gradebook