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Spoilt for Choice – New Customization Options in Brightspace/D2L

It’s spring semester again.  I don’t know about you, but for me spring brings to mind the return to vibrance as crepe myrtles, azaleas, camellias, and daffodils begin to bloom.  Though spring may not truly be in the air just

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Setting Up Your Grade Book for 2015

Welcome back, faculty!  It’s a new year and a new semester.  Most likely you have a host of experiences and interactions planned for your students and you can’t wait to get started.  The last thing you want to think about

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Gamification and D2L

A topic that has been trending for a while now in education (think since 2010 – see below) is gamification.  If you haven’t heard of gamification before, I’ll give you the Cliff’s Notes version.  Gamification is the incorporation of gaming elements,

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Binder App – A Document Reader Created to Support our Desire2Learn

Our last two posts have narrowly focused on sharing apps that streamline grading in Desire2Learn:  the Desire2Learn Assignment Grader app and the Turnitin app.  In this post, we’d like to share an app that helps students stay organized and learn your

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Turnitin App – Plagiarism Detection Goes Mobile

I imagine a few of you caught our last post about the D2L Assignment Grader app, and the first question you had was, “Okay sounds neat-o, but does it also allow me to view originality reports and use QuickMark comments

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The D2L Assignment Grader

So it’s finals week, and your partner wants to drive 45 minutes to see a concert.  You respond, “But, honey, I am swamped with grading.  I have 150 essays that I need to score and provide feedback for in Desire2Learn

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Making Up for Lost Time

Need to make up for lost time? Recent weather and related closings have created challenges for many instructors across campus.  We’re here to help.  In partnership with technology support groups across campus, we’ve pulled together a variety of resources that

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Cool Tools – Blackboard Collaborate Online Rooms

Blackboard Collaborate is a web-conferencing tool that is integrated with Desire2Learn.  You and your students can meet together in a Collaborate online room in order to conduct an online session or for more informal purposes like online office hours.  As

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