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Archive for August, 2013

Ten Useful Websites for Techie Librarians

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 22nd August 2013

from http://inalj.com/?p=10038 1) Codecademy - http://www.codecademy.com/ Need to learn JavaScript, Ruby or HTML?  Codecademy provides free interactive online tutorials that will help you learn these languages and more.  It’s great for visual learners, such as myself, and let’s be honest – who doesn’t like earning badges for completing a task? 2) Lifehacker - http://lifehacker.com/ Lifehacker posts about tips and hacks to make [...]

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from the MnSCU D2L office: D2L performance issues this morning

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 21st August 2013

We are experiencing some data base blocks on the D2L system that are affecting response times for users.  The recent blocks occurred between 10:21 and 10:40.  Users were unable to login, or got internal errors, or very slow response times for navigating in D2L. The problems have been intermittent, with users getting fast responses after [...]

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AUGUST 2013 TECHNOLOGY FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING (T4TL) INSTITUTE

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 20th August 2013

tomorrow, August 20, from 9 AM to 3PM for more details, pls visit the CETL Web page: http://www.stcloudstate.edu/teaching/technology/2013AugustProgram.asp

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a possibility for instructors to manage media files outside of D2L: Kaltura’s Media Space.

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 20th August 2013

MnSCU is working on a system for media management available at this stage specifically for faculty: From: Lesley Blicker [mailto:Lesley.Blicker@so.mnscu.edu] Sent: Monday, August 19, 2013 4:44 PM To: Desire2Learn Campus Trainers Cc: Todd Digby Subject: Recording of MediaSpace (Kaltura) Update – from Friday, Aug 16 Here is the recording from the session Todd Digby facilitated [...]

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grade items not in the correct categories when I copy them to a new course

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 9th August 2013

Q: Why aren’t the grade items in the correct categories when I copy them to a new course? A: https://d2l.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1390/ Issue: In the Copy Course Components tool, if you select individual grade items rather than copying ALL grade items, the grade items do not stay associated with the correct categories. (This issue exists in the [...]

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work-around to see the user progress for a student who is withdrawn from a course

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 9th August 2013

Q: Why can’t I see the user progress for a student who is withdrawn from a course? A: There is a temporary workaround for this bug – https://d2l.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1375 Note: We have urged D2L to provide a fix for this issue as soon as possible. In the meantime, please use the workaround.

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technology instruction sessions available

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 7th August 2013

HTML for beginners 1 Learn to use HTML for Web development. Register for all 4 parts. Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM until Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 10:45 AM Sponsoring Campus: St. Cloud State University Location: MC-205 Instructor(s) Plamen Miltenoff HTML for beginners 2 Learn to use HTML for Web development. Register for [...]

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conferences and related events regarding technology in education

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 2nd August 2013

Looking to attend and/or present at appropriate event regarding technology in education? Please have a tentative list below. Do you know an event, which is worth presenting/attending? Please contribute! by Barry Dahl (Greg Jorgensen) – link to a list of conferences regarding e-learning: http://www.scoop.it/t/e-learning-conferences campus technology conf. – boston – http://events.campustechnology.com/Events/CT-Summer-Educational-Technology-Conference/Home.aspx educause – anaheim – [...]

Posted in collaboration and creativity, Desire2Learn (D2L), e-learning, instructional technology, mobile devices, MOOC, online learning, smartboard, social media, teaching, technology, video editing | No Comments »