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Archive for August, 2013

your q/s, our a/s: how to request a semesterless/development D2L course

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 29th August 2013

Q: Please create a semesterless course for me A: Requesting semesterless or development D2L course requires the same dbase as regular request: http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2013/05/09/d2l-course-request/ The process splits here:

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your q/s, our a/s: viewing my D2L content does not look right

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 29th August 2013

Q: When I try to view content (lecture slides from day 1 and 2), the viewer shows blank white pages with the text and no figures in it. A: The new D2L content window has an option in the lower right corner of the screen: “View as Page.” It needs to be switched from “View [...]

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your q/s, our a/s: export date from a D2L survey

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 28th August 2013

Q: How may I download the data collected by a survey done in D2L (I want to use the data on excel). A: Go and open Surveys under Assessment in the D2L Nav Bar. Open the Survey, which needs its data to be exported. Create a new report     don’t forget to check the [...]

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your q/s our a/s: when to use D2L self-assessment and when D2L survey

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 28th August 2013

Q: The students had to write 3 learning goals in D2L self-assessment that they had for the semester, so they typed those in, and then clicked “send” or “complete” or whatever, and their response just went into the ether? There has to be a way to retrieve the information. Any ideas? A: The info is [...]

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your q/s, our a/s: how to change grades appearance from percent % to points

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 28th August 2013

to display the points next percentages in your grading items: 1.     2.   3.  

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your q/s, our a/s: D2L course request issues for faculty nor registered as Instructor of Record

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 28th August 2013

Q: Good morning! I am a new faculty member, in the Department of !!!!!!!!!. I have been waiting my teaching courses to be listed on D2L, but still I cannot see them. It’s maybe because I am still listed as “Staff” instead of “Professor.” Could you please check this out for me? A: Good morning [...]

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How Teens Deal With Privacy and Mobile Apps

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 28th August 2013

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/08/how-teens-deal-with-privacy-and-mobile-apps/ Seeking outside advice about how to manage privacy settings is a big indicator of whether a teen is taking steps to protect his or her privacy; 70 percent of teens have sought privacy advice from an adult or outside source. Of those “advice-seekers” who have mobile devices, 50 percent turned off location tracking features, [...]

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Your q/s, our a/s: D2L login issues do not belong to D2L but helpdesk

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 27th August 2013

Q: Hello, I’m trying to log into D2L and am not able to. The user name and password that I’m using does work with my email. I had called yesterday and the individual I spoke with informed me that the professor needed to add me to a D2L list. I spoke with her (the professor) [...]

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Add participants, enroll users in D2L course

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 27th August 2013

https://mnsite.ims.mnscu.edu/shared/_instructor_and_coursedesigner_help/online_help.htm Here are the snapshots: Go Communications Classlist Click Add Partcipants and scroll down Sellect Add existing users   type name in the “search for” box click hour glass icon to search after finding the name, check the box in front of it assign the correct role click bottom left “Enroll Selected users    

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The MOOC Is Dead! Long Live Open Learning!

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 24th August 2013

http://diyubook.com/2013/07/the-mooc-is-dead-long-live-open-learning/ We’re at a curious point in the hype cycle of educational innovation, where the hottest concept of the past year–Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs–is simultaneously being discovered by the mainstream media, even as the education-focused press is declaring them dead. “More Proof MOOCs are Hot,” and “MOOCs Embraced By Top Universities,” said the Wall Street Journal and USA Today [...]

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