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Here are some upcoming webinars organized by D2L for you!
|Discussions are rightly an integral (if not time-consuming) part of engaging students in online learning environments. This session shows how a simple change of discussion structure and the question style can save you time, while creating conversations that re-create the excitement of engaged learning in face-to-face discussions.
|Are you interested in using Intelligent Agents but don’t know where to start? In this webinar we will help you create your first Intelligent Agent (or maybe even your second or third). We’ll help you decide:
- Why you should create an agent
- Who you should create an agent for
- How to create the agent
- What’s in it for you – prizes, that’s what’s in it for you!
We’ll give away prizes to a couple of lucky attendees through a random drawing near the end of the live webinar.
If you have an hour to spare, some really awesome topics are being presented in Learning Spaces & Instructional Technology Special Interest Group (SIG) and Minnesota Online Quality Initiative (MOQI) webinars. It is very easy to register, so just try out one of the topics of your interest and I am sure you will be back for more. 🙂
Click here to browse the events and register.
Below you will see webinars happening this February. Plus, don’t forget, a one-day virtual conference STAR Symposium will be held on February 10, 2017 (Register here for STAR Symposium).
Just a reminder, the Special Interest Group: Learning Spaces and Instructional Technology (SIG) and Minnesota Online Quality Initiative (MOQI) webinars start in less than two weeks. These are FREE and open to anyone. Below you will find the scheduled webinars for spring semester. Tuesday’s webinars will focus in D2L Brightspace. Wednesday’s webinar will focus more on teaching, learning, and technology. Only Wednesday webinars will be recorded and can be found on the MOQI website three weeks after the session is held: https://minnesota.qualitymatters.org/video-resources/.
Click here to register for the sessions described below.
The Minnesota Online Quality Initiative team has updated their list of video resources from the past webinars hosted by the Special Interest Group.
You will find the recording link along with the presenter and webinar description. This is a great opportunity in case you have missed a live webinar but are still interested in the topic. Here are some of the archived recordings:
- Self-Assessment of Discussions
- Ten Steps Closer to an Accessible Course
- Time-Saving Tips for Stressed Out Instructors
- Just-in-Time Teaching
Just click on the link provided above and choose the title of your interest. Majority of the recordings are about 45 minutes long.
Don’t forget, there is also a Google drive folder with various resources (in Word, PDF, or PPT).
Finally, you can always register for the upcoming webinars here.
Mark your calendars! Every Tuesday, starting next week, D2L Brighspace experts and users will share their stories on various topics, ranging from accessibility, to gamifying your course, to Quality Matters.
Below is the list of upcoming webinars (click here to register):
- Sep 27, 3:00 PM ET : York Technical College and Accessibility: The How and the Why of It
- Oct 4, 3:00 PM ET : Jazzing Up Online Assessments
- Oct 11, 3:00 PM ET : Maximizing Brightspace Tools to Create a Gamified Online Learning Environment
- Oct 18, 3:00 PM ET : What’s Your Story(line)? Developing Engaging Learning Experiences by Extending the Content Tool
- Oct 25, 1:00 PM ET : Setting The Tone In A Brightspace Course With QM Standard One
However, you can always explore past webinars as well, since there is pool of recorded webinars on D2L Brighspace Resources page.
Both online and on ground classes can always use more tips on how to make them more accessible. 3Play Media, a leader in captioning and accessibility support, provides complimentary webinars that can help institutions with accessibility requirements. Below is a list of the upcoming webinars:
September 15, 2016 at 2pm – 3pm ET
In this webinar, Dr. Katie Linder, the head researcher on the project, will present for the first time on the findings of a national study of over 2,500 students. She will take a close look at how students use and perceive captioning and transcription at their institutions (beyond the need for accommodation).
September 20, 2016 at 2pm – 2:30pm ET
Join us to learn more about 3Play Media’s closed captioning process, services, tools, and standards. In this webinar, Chief Revenue Officer and co-founder Josh Miller will address how 3Play Media can help make your videos fully accessible, searchable, and more engaging for all viewers.
September 29, 2016 at 2pm – 3pm ET
This webinar will be presented by Lainey Feingold, a nationally recognized disability rights lawyer and pioneer of Structured Negotiation known for negotiating landmark accessibility agreements. In the Fall of 2016 the American Bar Association is publishing Lainey’s book, Structured Negotiation: A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits. Her presentation will analyze key cases, government agency activity, settlements, and other developments in digital accessibility through September 2016.
October 6, 2016 at 2pm – 3pm ET
You recognize the need for an electronic information technology (EIT) policy at your college or university, but now what? In this webinar, the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) EIT Accessibility Team reveals how they successfully went about planning, designing, and implementing an accessibility policy at their institution.
October 12, 2016 at 2pm – 3pm ET
Earlier this year, the Oregon State University Ecampus Research Unit conducted two nationwide research projects on closed captioning in higher education. In this webinar, Dr. Katie Linder, the head researcher on the project, will present for the first time on the findings of the institutional survey. Katie will take a close look at the results from over 50 colleges and universities nationwide, focusing on the challenges of and solutions for captioning.
October 20, 2016 at 2pm – 3pm ET
In this webinar, one of the architects of the ADA, Bobby Silverstein, will discuss his perspective on the development of the ADA, as well as on its application to modern technology, the Internet, and accessible workplace technology.
December 8, 2016 at 2pm – 2:30pm ET
Watch this webinar to learn the basics of how to add closed captions to online video to make it fully accessible, searchable, and SEO-friendly. This webinar covers Section 508 and ADA accessibility compliance, creation of closed captions, explanation of caption formats and video player compatibility, as well as an overview of automated workflows and integration with lecture capture and video platforms.
Just in the next two days, there are 6 webinars offered on different D2L Brightspace tools. We hope you attend and find them useful! They cover each tool in detail, and send out resources. The list continues and is a great support for the beginning and the rest of this Fall semester. Register here!
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.
Special Interest Group (SIG) is again organizing a series of free and open to anyone Learning Spaces and Instructional Technology webinars. What is new is that they have prepared a Learning Space Tour at Hennepin Technical College on April 8. You can register for these events here: http://mnquality.eventbrite.com