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D2L - Example Courses (UW-Madison)

UW-Madison has adopted Canvas as the single, centrally supported learning management system. Access to D2L and Moodle permanently ended on June 1, 2018.

This is a legacy document which will be permanently removed from the UW-Madison KB space as of June 29, 2018.

The D2L suite of tools can help instructors improve their teaching experience, facilitate student success and save time. Here are examples of how current instructors are using D2L to accomplish these goals.

In an effort to better acquaint instructors here at UW-Madison with the multiple instructional uses D2L provides, we have created a series of screencasts to briefly demonstrate its instructional possibilities. Rather than using theoretical examples we have focused on using  examples from actual D2L courses. Below are individual screencasts highlighting the variety of ways current UW-Madison instructors are using D2L and its tools to improve their courses.  (Direct links to screencasts at bottom of document.) In order the screencasts cover:

Homepage Customization :  You can ease student navigation, highlight the information you think is most important and make your homepage more visually appealing and engaging by customizing your D2L homepage, here are some examples

Navigation or Navbar Customization :  Customizing your navbar can simplify student's interactions with the website, highlight the role the website will play in your course and improve your student's learning experience, here are some examples

Discussion Tool : Using the Discussion tool on D2L can encourage and facilitate instructor/student and student/student interaction as well as provide a space for discussion and academic engagement that would not take place otherwise, here are some examples

Quizzing Tool :  You can streamline your teaching load and facilitate a variety of learning objectives through the quizzing tool, here are some examples

Dropbox Tool :  Dropbox can help improve your teaching experience, streamline your grading process and help set student expectations for your class, here are some examples

Web Conferencing Tool (Blackboard Collaborate) :  Web conferencing can facilitate instructor/student and student/student interaction as well as facilitate a number of other teaching goals, here are some examples

Gradebook Tool :  Using the gradebook allows instructors to simplify their grading process and clearly communicate to students how they are doing in the class, here are some examples

Glossary Tool - You can facilitate your student's ability to learn your course's content with the glossary tool

Direct link to each screencast-
Web Conferencing:

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Keywords:learn@uw learnuw d2l desire2learn example sample exemplar demo demonstration course homepage content discussion quizzes web conferencing dropbox custom schedule navbar navigation bar gradebook customization options features tools toolsuite   Doc ID:8761
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Created:2009-01-05 19:00 CDTUpdated:2017-12-01 12:21 CDT
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