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Find out what’s new for MSU instructors in D2L version 10.7

MSU recently migrated MSU D2L to the Brightspace/D2L cloud and upgraded from version 10.6.3 to 10.7.0 during May 11-13. (Read more on the D2L cloud migration and upgrade.)

Top 10 New D2L Features

Below are the top 10 new or improved features for instructors to check out. See the resource links at the bottom for more documentation, videos, and release notes. Read Full Article →

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Find out what’s new in D2L version 10.6 for instructors

MSU recently upgraded D2L to version 10.6.3 with some exciting new features.

Top 10 New D2L Features

Below are the top 10 new or improved items and tips for instructors to check out. See the resource links at the bottom for more documentation, videos, and release notes.

1. Awards tool

The Awards tool enables instructors to issue badges and certificates which can also be based on release conditions. Read Full Article →

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2016 AT&T Award winners

2016 AT&T Award Winners for Excellence in Instructional Technology

Five outstanding instructors and online and blended courses were selected as recipients of the 2016 AT&T Award Competition in Instructional Technology.

The 2016 recipients are:

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Katie Gregory, PSY 270

PSY 270: Community Psychology was designed to introduce students to the field of community psychology, including the study of social problems and their solutions (e.g., issues around education, food systems, gender­-based violence, homelessness, juvenile justice, mental health, substance abuse and addiction, and veterans’ issues). Read Full Article →

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MSU ANGEL retired on May 15; D2L support available

MSU ANGEL was retired on May 15. MSU is moving to Desire2Learn as its main centrally supported learning management system.

Course graded activities and grading data will be accessible on ANGEL in a read-only format for two years after the retirement to provide information in case course grades are contested.

Getting started with D2L

Several “Getting Started with Teaching in D2L” sessions are planned this summer. Read Full Article →

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MSU faculty & staff recognized for use of instructional technology

Four outstanding instructors and online and blended courses were selected as recipients of the 2015 AT&T Award Competition in Instructional Technology.

 

2015 AT&T Awards

The 2015 winning innovations and honorable mentions are:

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Leigh Graves Wolf and Michelle Schira Hagerman, CEP 811

CEP 811: Adapting Innovative Technology into Education is designed to push students to extend their conceptions of innovation. Read Full Article →

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MSU instructional designers and faculty work together on improving online courses.

MSU launches Quality Matters resources to support course development

MSU purchased a subscription to the Quality Matters (QM) rubric and online resources to assist faculty and instructors in creating quality courses that will improve online education and support student learning.

This pilot is a partnership between the Center for Integrative Studies in General Science, College of Arts & Letters, and IT Services. Read Full Article →

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MSU Breakfast Series – “Mixed Media, Instructor Avator & Student Comfort”

MSU IT Services Teaching and Learning invites you to attend the next session in our ongoing Breakfast Series: Conversations on Online Pedagogy and Best Practices.

DATE:                    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

TIME:                     8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (8:30 a.m. for refreshments)

PLACE:                  Main Library, North Conference Room, 4th Floor, West Wing

TOPIC:                   “Mixed Media, Instructor Avatar, & Student Comfort”

 

 

 

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MSU faculty & staff recognized for use of instructional technology

Four outstanding instructors for online and blended courses were selected as recipients of the 2014 MSU AT&T Faculty-Staff Awards in Instructional Technology.

“The AT&T Awards provide a venue for MSU to recognize outstanding faculty and staff whose innovation and creativity inspire others in new ways of using technology in instruction,” said Severin Grabski, lead judge for 2014 AT&T Awards; associate professor in the Department of Accounting & Information Systems, College of Business; and senior faculty advisor to the CIO of MSU. Read Full Article →

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Session 44: The State of Online Learning

 

MSU LEARNING DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY (LearnDAT) invites you to attend the next session in our ongoing Breakfast Series: Conversations on Online Pedagogy and Best Practices.

DATE:           Wednesday, February 12, 2014

PLACE:          Main Library, North Conference Room, 4th Floor, West Wing

TIME:            8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (8:30 a.m. Read Full Article →

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Session 43: Using Social Media to Increase Student Participation

MSU LEARNING DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY (LearnDAT) invites you to attend the next session in our ongoing Breakfast Series: Conversations on Online Pedagogy and Best Practices.

DATE:         Wednesday, November 13, 2013

PLACE:       Main Library, North Conference Room, 4th Floor, West Wing

TIME:           8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (8:30 a.m. Read Full Article →