notes meeting Jan 20

Minutes from Jan. 20 meeting.

We discussed different aspects around the technology and methodology of discussions.
Faculty voiced their issues with D2L discussions, namely the inability to open all messages from a thread (one has to keep clicking on each message).
Social media (e.g. Facebook Group wall) was offered as an alternative, whereas not only the entirety of the conversation can be caught, but other advantages of the modern social media platforms can be taken advantage of, versus a conceptually aging CMS such as D2L.

Here is a suitable substitution of D2L discussions: Slack – This is information is reflected on the “Resources” page of this blog as well as in the IMS blog (just type “Slack” in the search box). For more information, please ask.

plan first meeting

Hybrid Online Faculty Support Group, November 16, 2016


  • Please share your emails and similar electronic contact info
  • Figure out what we are doing
    • Hybrid
    • Online
  • Figure out how often to meet
  • Figure out what is needed
    • Technology
    • Methodology / pedagogy
    • Students’ preparation for hybrid and online classes


  • Today’s TakeAway

Rework syllabus

  • Learning objectives
  • Outline
  • Goals and benchmarks, expectations are clearly stated. Explain the value of the course
  • Multimedia for your content
  • Practice activities / group work / knowledge checks



Possible topics for next time meeting (please select):

  • How to set up group exercises
  • How to keep up students’ interest in online course
  • Easy and fast use of multimedia (audio, video)
  • Quality Matters
  • D2L Content structure
  • Adobe Connect applications
  • Social Media for robust online presence