BlazeVIEW D2L Workshop

Workshop Calendar

The Center for eLearning offers the following instructor-led workshops available to faculty and staff.  To register for these workshops please visit the:
Employee and Organizational Training Database.

 

BlazeVIEW D2L 101: Introduction to BlazeVIEW D2L

This workshop will serve as an introduction to the new Learning Management System Desire2Learn (BlazeVIEW D2L). This workshop will cover some Desire2Learn basics, including:

  • Logging into BlazeVIEW
  • Creating Course Content
  • Managing Course Offerings
  • Communication Tools
  • Managing Students
  • Assessment Tools

Dates/Times/Locations:
July 22nd, 3-4:30pm, Odum Library Room 3270

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BlazeVIEW D2L: Gradebook

This workshop covers setting up and using the Gradebook in BlazeVIEW D2L.

Dates/Times/Locations:
TBA

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BlazeVIEW D2L: Building Courses

 This workshop will cover how to use the various Desire2Learn Course Builders to create your course content, walk you through the initial setup, and will introduce you to Instructional Design Wizard. 

Dates/Times/Locations:
July 7th, 2-3:30pm, Odum Library Room 3270

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BlazeVIEW D2L: Assessments

 This workshop with cover the basics of creating student assessment items including working with the Dropbox, Quizzes, and Discussion boards. 

Dates/Times/Locations:
July 1st, 3-5pm, Odum Library Room 3270

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BlazeVIEW D2L: Student Progress and Feedback Tools

This workshop will cover the various tools within BlazeVIEW D2L that help you monitor student activities and progression through the course and tools that allow you to provide the student with automated and manual feedback.  Among to tools covered are the content report tool, Intelligent Agents, and student reports.

Dates/Times/Locations:
TBA

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BlazeVIEW D2L: Troubleshooting: When things go wrong, how to get help.

In this workshop we will cover the various resources users have to obtain help with their D2L questions as well as cover some basic troubleshooting tips.  This session will cover using the D2L Help center, the various D2L Help guides, and clarify which numbers to call for over the phone assistance. This session will also discuss some of the more common user errors that instructors can encounter and how to deal with them or avoid them all together.

Dates/Times/Locations:
July 2nd, 3-4pm, Odum Library Room 3270

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Introduction to Qualtrics Survey Tool

Qualtrics is the new web-based survey tool which facilitates survey creation, distribution and data monitoring/collection.  The survey tool is available to all faculty, staff and students. This introductory course will cover the following:

  • Creating a basic survey
  • Adding items to the survey
  • Overview of the different question-types
  • Adding display logic to the survey
  • Adding skip logic to the survey
  • Adding collaborators to the survey
  • Changing default settings
  • Options for distributing the survey
  • Viewing the survey results
  • Qualtrics best practices
  • Qualtrics online resources and training available

Dates/Times/Locations:
July 23rd,  10am-12pm, Odum Library Room 3270

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Response System Workshop (Clickers)

This session is designed for faculty who have signed up to be using Student Response Systems (clickers) in the Summer and Fall 2014 semester for the first time.  The fundamentals of successfully incorporating Student Response Systems (clickers) into the classroom, navigating the Turning Technologies software, creating PowerPoint presentations/questions, and using the D2L integration will be covered during this orientation.   We will go over common best recommended practices, available resources, and answer any questions you might have regarding teaching with this technology.

Dates/Times/Locations:
TBA

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Teaching with Technology

In this workshop we will explore the more advanced and/or lesser known abilities of the listed technology and afterwards hold a guided round table discussion of the ways the participants have previously or plan on using the tool in their classroom.  Through this workshop participants will learn not only how to use the technology, but also how to better integrate it into their own teaching practice. This workshop is meant for instructors who already have a basic knowledge of how to use the listed technology tool, but want to learn more and share their own knowledge.

Dates/Times/Locations:

BlazeVIEW/GoVIEW D2L Online Discussions
TBA

BlazeVIEW/GoVIEW D2L Dropbox
TBA

Turnitin
July 8th, 3-4pm, Odum Library Room 3270

D2L Communication Tools (News, mail, etc.)
TBA

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Wimba Classroom Workshop

This workshop will introduce you to Wimba Classroom. Learn the basic structure of the interface to deliver a live online session, and to archive sections for later viewing or as a study tool. Learn to upload and display PowerPoint presentations; use the eBoard tools, and more.

Dates/Times/Locations:
TBA

Wimba Classroom (web conference)
Wimba Classroom™ 6.0, is a live, virtual classroom within BlazeVIEW  that includes audio, video, application sharing and content display where faculty and students can engage the web-based conferencing as if they were meeting face-to-face. For additional information on Wimba Classroom, see this Wimba Classroom Brochure.

Wimba Voice Tools/Blackboard Collaborate Voice Authoring
Voice tools facilitate and promote vocal instruction, collaboration, coaching, and assessment. Increase the interaction and student engagement level of any online class by allowing faculty and students to easily embed vocal interactions into the page level of BlazeVIEW.

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