Musings from the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning

Author Stephanie Boychuk

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 →

Embedding media in your D2L course

Video and other visual media enrich your course. Video allows your students to access material at their own pace – they have the power to pause, rewind and replay material as many times as they like. You could record your… Continue Reading →

D2L 10.1 – How to access your content tools

When I opened up the freshly upgraded D2L today, I was both excited and nervous. I knew there were some great improvements coming (outlined here by Arwen: ), but I also knew some of the changes would affect the… Continue Reading →

Randomizing Questions in Your Desire2Learn Quiz

The quiz tool in Desire2Learn is pretty cool. I like that you can have the quiz graded and the grades exported to gradebook automatically. In addition to being able to see different types of reports on your students’ results, you… Continue Reading →

Open Access and Scientific Publishing

Recently in honour of Open Access Week, PhD Comics posted a video (liked to and embedded below) explaining what open access means and why the scientific community should take notice. It very clearly lays out why open access is important… Continue Reading →

How can I project the screen of my iPad in the classroom?

For the record: I am not advocating buying an iPad or any other product. These suggestions are based on support forums and have not been tested explicitly by myself or CIEL.   There are a number of options for projecting… Continue Reading →

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