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Faculty Resources

Building an Online Course

By incorporating proven instructional design strategies and utilizing the most effective pedagogical principles, we can work together to meet the diverse learning styles of our students. An instructional designer is available for consultation, design and development of supplemental course materials for use in online instruction, and training in the use and integration of the most effective and appropriate instructional technology tools.

Supporting an Online Course

Consultation, training and personalized support services are available throughout the year to support faculty teaching online for their first time, as well as provide support for faculty transitioning from teaching face-to-face to teaching online.

Staff from the Office of Distance Education can work cooperatively with each faculty member to assist in enhancing the overall quality of student-centered learning.

Faculty members can participate in one‐on‐one training sessions on the use of a variety of instructional technology tools as well as strategies for effectively teaching and engaging students in an online environment.

Faculty Help Resources and Tutorials

Course Elements

Content
Adding Activities from the Content Area (pdf/video)
Adding Activities (Quicklinks) (pdf/video)
Adding a URL (pdf/video)
Adding Content - Module (pdf/video)
Adding Content - Create a New File (pdf/video)
Adding Content - Upload File (pdf/video)
Adding Course Files (pdf/video)
Creating External Learning Tools - Wiki (pdf)
Creating External Learning Tools - Blog (pdf)
Creating External Learning Tools - Journal (pdf)
Creating, Editing, and Linking in the HTML Editor (pdf/video)
Downloading Dropbox Submission Files (pdf/video)
Downloading Individual Content Items (pdf/video)
Formula Field Functions (pdf)
Insert Stuff Tool (pdf/video)
Manage Files - Upload and Add Multiple Files (pdf/video)
Reordering Content (pdf/video)
Updating a Document Link on a Content Page (pdf/video)
Wiki Student Guide (pdf)

Discussions
Assessing Discussion Postings (pdf)
Posting a PDF to a Discussion Board Topic (pdf)
Restrict Discussions to One Group (pdf/video)
Saving Discussion Postings (pdf/video)
Setting up Discussions (pdf/video)
Subscribing to a Discussion (pdf/video)

Dropbox
Setting up a Dropbox (pdf/video)
TurnItIn Grademark (pdf/video)

Quizzes
Attaching Quizzes to Grades (pdf/video)
Changing an Answer After a Quiz (pdf/video)
Copy Questions from Quizzes to the Question Bank (pdf/video)
Creating a Quiz (pdf/video)
Creating Quiz Questions (pdf/video)
Importing Quiz Questions into the Question Library (pdf/video)
Multi-Select Quiz Questions (pdf/video)
Printing Quizzes (pdf/video)
Quiz Average and Statistics (pdf/video)
Random Section in Quizzes (pdf/video)
Regular Expression in Quizzes (pdf/video)
Resetting a Quiz Attempt (pdf/video)
Submitting a Quiz for a Student (pdf/video)
Viewing a Student's Quiz Submission (pdf/video)

Respondus LockDown Browser
Respondus Browser Instructor Guide (pdf)
Respondus Browser Student Guide - Mac Firefox (pdf)
Respondus Browser Student Guide - Windows Firefox (pdf)
Respondus Browser Student Guide - Windows IE (pdf)

Communications

Classlist
Enroll and Unenroll Participants (pdf/video)
Sending an Email from D2L (pdf/video)

Groups
Creating Groups (pdf/video)

Resources

Checklists
Creating a Checklist (pdf/video)

Grades

Bonus Points in D2L Gradebook (pdf/video)
Creating and Managing Grade Schemes (pdf/video)
Creating Grade Items (pdf/video)
Hiding Grade Items from Student View (pdf/video)
Importing Grades (pdf)
Exporting Grades (pdf/video)
Releasing Final Grades (pdf/video)

Edit Course/Course Administration

Site Setup
Activating a Course (pdf/video)

Site Resources
Copying Content from Another Course (pdf/video)
Exporting Course Components (pdf/video)
Importing Exam Cartridges and Course Content (pdf/video)
Manage Dates Tool (pdf/video)

Miscellaneous

Accessing Library Databases (pdf/video)
Adding Audio to a PowerPoint Presentation (pdf/video)
Blackboard Collaborate - Windows Internet Explorer (pdf)
Blackboard Collaborate - Mac Firefox (pdf)
Blackboard Collaborate on iPad 2 (pdf)
Creating and Updating a News Item (pdf/video)
Email Preferences and Signature (pdf/video)
Setting Release Conditions (pdf/video)
Setting Restrictions (video)