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147 Practical Tips for Teaching Online Groups

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 5th May 2014

147 Practical Tips for Teaching Online Groups

http://home.fau.edu/musgrove/web/communication/PRACTICAL%20TIPS%20FOR%20TEACHING%20ONLINE%20GROUPS.pdf

44. Teaching in an online environment should be a team effort. You should be
able to call upon technology specialists, instructional designers, and many
others to help you develop and implement your course.

 

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Google Chrome issues with D2L discussion: Scroll window is small and have to scroll down to see all the posts

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 13th November 2013

Q:
Customer was having problems with D2L in Google Chrome. Client was not able to see discussion posts in D2L. However, it seems to be fine in Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.

Scroll window is small and have to scroll down to see all the posts

A:

This is a known issue with Chrome.

To display the full discussion screen, simply grab the vertical frame divider (click and drag it) and move it a little.  The rest of the screen will sort itself out.

Here’s a short screen recording about this issue which shows the workarounds in action: http://media4.stcloudstate.edu/p43737003/

Thanks,

 

Greg

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D2L statistics: discussion list and content

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 19th September 2013

Q:
How do I access Report capabilities so that I can see how many students, and which students, entered a particular content topic as well as discussion list?

A (for statistics with discussion list, please scroll down to the bottom):
To view the how many users have visited a topic, please go

materials content

Select “Table of Contents”

 

A:
to access stats for discussion list, please go

locate statistics and press

 

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D2L groups’ discussions: only students in the group can see the discussions

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 11th September 2013

Q: the instructor does not want the students to see each other D2L discussion entries across groups

A: When creating the groups and after selecting “New Category” look down for a checkbox “Set Up Discussion Areas.”
If the box is not checked, students will be divided into groups, but continue seeing each other posts.
Selecting the areas will constrain the discussion to be seen only within the group.

 

 

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What’s new for students in the last update of D2L?

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 24th June 2013

What’s new for students in D2L v. 10.1?

Please consider the following outline:

Content:

  • Layout and navigation
  • Course Overview
  • Upcoming Events
  • Completion Status
  • Download options
  • Content Viewer zoom control

 

Dropbox:

  • Due date
  • Drag and drop

Discussions:

  • Collapsible topics
  • Counter display

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next week D2L sessions: CourseBuilder, Competencies, Dropbox and Discussion List

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 22nd February 2013

Please consider the following D2L sessions next week:

D2L Course Builder

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 3:00 PM until Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Location: MC 205 also http://media4.stcloudstate.edu/d2lworkshop
Instructor: Plamen Miltenoff

Discussion will include the use and efficacy of the tool. CourseBuilder as the focus of other tools: e.g. Content, Manage Files, Discussions, Dropbox, Quizzes, Grades, Competencies

Drag and drop interface and faster organization of the D2L course

D2L Competencies
Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 4:00 PM until Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 4:45 PM
Location: MC 205 also http://media4.stcloudstate.edu/d2lworkshop
Instructor:  Plamen Miltenoff

The Competencies tool enables you to assess learning outcomes and determine whether users have really acquired the knowledge, skills or abilities a learning experience is supposed to provide. Competencies track information about the knowledge, skills and abilities the people in your organization acquire as they participate in courses or other learning experiences.

D2L Discussions
Friday, March 01, 2013 at 10:00 AM until Friday, March 01, 2013 at 10:45 AM 
Location: MC 205 also http://media4.stcloudstate.edu/d2lworkshop 
Instructor: Plamen Miltenoff

D2L Dropbox
Friday, March 01, 2013 at 11:00 AM until Friday, March 01, 2013 at 11:45 AM 
Location: MC 205 also http://media4.stcloudstate.edu/d2lworkshop 
Instructor: Plamen Miltenoff

Bring your D2L questions!

PLEASE REGISTER AT:

https://secure.mnsu.edu/mnscupd/login/default.asp?campusid=0073

Please share at d2L@stcloudstate.edu days and times when you would like additional appointments.
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims
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