Our colleagues from the U of M presented at the Minnesota E-Learning Summit on using videos in your courses. The handout below summarizes their main points about creating engaging, relevant, sustainable videos. One interesting point they made is that students will rather watch several videos that make up 20 minutes total, than just one 20 minute long video. I guess the “binge watching” culture prevails. 🙂
After an excellent gathering at Normandale college, many presenters have shared their handouts or presentations (new tab).
One of my personal favorites was the presentation on accessibility or specifically how to accessify your digital instructional materials (opens in new tab) , by Sara Shoen and Ann Fandrey from the U of M. In addition to their presentation they also provide a handout with core skills to be addressed on the path to accessible documents, presentations, emails, website, and videos.
D2L Brightspace: Free “Getting Started” webinars, presented to you by SIG members, offer a variety of topics. Click here to register for upcoming SIG webinars! Some of the upcoming events are listed below:
- Introduction and Overview of D2L Brightspace – August 15, August 17, August 18
- Organize Your Content – August 23, August 25
- Using Respondus Quiz Tool – August 11, August 30
- D2L Brightspace Quiz Tool – August 10, August 12,
- Announcements (formerly News), Classlist and Email – August 23, August 24
- D2L Brightspace Discussion Board Tool– August 22, August 25
- Points Based/ Weighted Gradebook – August 25, August 30
- D2L Brightspace Assignments Tool (formerly Dropbox) – August 11, August 30
- Groups in D2L Brightspace – August 30, August 31
- D2L Brightspace Rubric Tool – August 23
- Creating a Community: Using Brightspace to Welcome Students – August 31
In case you cannot attend one of the webinars offered at those dates, here is a folder with resources and handouts from the presentations.