Learning Design for Deep Learning

Musings from the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning


April 2013

Social Media – Part 1 (Social Media Tools – Privacy and Etiquette)

In April the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning held a workshop entitled: Social Media Tools – Privacy and Etiquette Topics included: Basics of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest Etiquette, Set up, Privacy Settings, etc. FIPPA Law related to Social Media… Continue Reading →

Collaborative Documents in your D2L Course

One of the tools which we do not have available in the current version of Desire2Learn is a wiki or collaborative document editor.  Collaborative documents allow multiple users, including both instructors and students, to edit a document.  These can be used for… Continue Reading →

British Columbia moves ahead with Open Digital Textbook Project

Last year at the OpenEd 2012 Conference held at UBC, the BC government committed to being the first province in Canada to offer students free, online, open textbooks for a variety of popular subjects. It was an exciting announcement for… Continue Reading →

Will understanding the basics of web design help you build better online courses? Yes!

I recently completed a 7-week course titled Designing Online Information/Dreamweaver CS6. This is just one in many web-related courses that I have either taken or facilitated over in the past 20 years. As you can imagine, working with websites has… Continue Reading →

How educators are using free videos to flip their classroom

The flipped classroom method has students watch short videos of concepts at home and come to class the next day prepared with questions, and sometimes having completed a post-video quiz. This method can grab students’ attention and give class time… Continue Reading →

D2L Email: Tracking Recipient Activity

Email: Tracking Recipient Activity To enable your D2L Email to track when recipients open your email messages, follow these steps: From inside your D2L Email, select Settings. Select the first checkbox for Track activity for messages sent to internal email… Continue Reading →

New Tools & Resources!

For Mobile Classrooms Readium – with this Chrome extension, it is now possible to read ePubs on a computer. Pixorial – use this a free, web-based video editing platform on any device. It  also has an app and connects to… Continue Reading →

Desire2Learn Learning Sessions

This March our Centre began running Desire2Learn Learning Sessions, welcoming 31 instructors from various faculties to 25 different sessions throughout the month. The instructors averaged 2 sessions each!   If you didn’t get a chance to attend any sessions, we… Continue Reading →

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