Getting Started

  • Who currently uses D2L or other online course elements?
    • What do you use and how do you use it?
  • What kinds of things do you do in your face-to-face course currently?
  • What could be put online now?
  • What parts of your course content would be most difficult and/or would you need the most help with?
  • Template for Planning (courtesy of Fisheries and Wildlife Department)
  • Simpler planning options — Easy / Difficult

How Tos

  • Using D2L
    • Uploading your Syllabus and other documents
    • Creating and organizing content
    • Creating discussion boards
    • Creating assignments
    • Set up quizzes/exams
    • Gradebook
  • Using Zoom
    • Creating breakout groups
  • Using Office 365 tools
    • PowerPoint: narrated slides, use automated captioning
    • Use Accessibility checker before distributing documents
    • Mention Word and Flipgrid(?)

Next Steps

  • Put what you already have on D2L (e.g. syllabus, handouts, slides, gradebook setup)
  • Make a plan for how you will handle lectures, discussions, demonstrations
    • You might consider making a Google Doc as a shared discussion forum to get things started while you determine other changes that need to be made
  • If you haven’t already, send out initial communication via email telling them D2L will be the hub for online course activity
    • Use D2L as primary means of communication after the initial email