D2L Brightspace: Free “Getting Started” webinars

SIG Learning Spaces & Instructional Technology LogoAre you looking for opportunities to learn more about how to effectively set up your courses using D2L Brightspace?  The Minnesota State’s Special Interest Group: Learning Spaces & Instructional Technologies will be holding a series of free 1-hour webinars to get faculty who are new to D2L Brightspace up and running.

Access these free webinars from your home or campus – whichever works for you. Session size is limited so register early!

The following sessions will be held July 25 thru September 2:

  • Introduction and Overview of D2L Brightspace
  • Organize Your Content
  • Using Respondus Quiz Tool
  • D2L Brightspace Quiz Tool
  • Announcements (formerly News), Classlist and Email
  • D2L Brightspace Discussion Board Tool
  • Points Based/ Weighted Gradebook
  • D2L Brightspace Assignments Tool (formerly Dropbox)
  • Groups in D2L Brightspace

Full descriptions, session dates and times as well as registration information can be found at the MN Quality Eventbrite registration page (link will open in a new window).

Please share the attached flyer with colleagues who may be interested. SIGD2LGettingStartedWebinars2016

November/ December Workshops and Webinars

Are you working on getting courses ready for spring semester?  Listed here are some of the upcoming  webinars and workshops you might find helpful

Improving Your Online Course (IYOC) Workshop

Location:  M-State, Moorhead
Date/ Time: December 11 from 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Cost: $35.00 for MnSCU faculty & staff. Each session is limited to 20 participants.
Registration Information

QM LogoThe “Improving Your Online Course” workshop explores the QM Rubric and provides a framework to improve the quality of online and blended courses. Participants use the QM Rubric to review their own courses and develop a course improvement plan.

The content is based on the 21 essential Specific Review Standards of the Quality Matters Rubric.  Participants come away with a plan for course improvement, so enrolling in the workshop with an online or blended course with a pre-developed course is required.


MOQI Webinar Logo“In Focus” (A Closer Look at QM Standards and How to Meet Them)

These 30 minute webinars are meant to provide a quick overview of one, two or a few Quality Matters Standards and will include specific examples for how the standard can be met in an online or blended course.  The “In Focus” sessions are meant for faculty, staff, QMCs, Peer Reviewers and Master Reviewers from MnSCU institutitions.  For more information and to register for any of these MOQI Webinars: http://mnquality.eventbrite.com

Accessibility of Course Materials (Focus on Standard 8.3)

This 30 minute webinar will focus on the many options to consider for meeting Standard 8.3. There is no cost to attend.
When: November 12   12:15 – 12:45 PM

Connecting Objectives, Materials and Activities (Focus on Standards 2.4 and 4.2)

This session will focus on the inter-connectedness of Standards 2.4 and 4.2. An example of a “roadmap” document will be shared that illustrates how to organize your course to meet these standards. There is no cost to attend.
When: December 3   12:15 – 12:45 PM

Set the Stage With Your Learning Objectives (Focus on Standards 2.1 and 2.2)

Well written learning objectives that are measurable and consistent establish the foundation upon which the rest of the course review is based. Join us to find out more about how 2.1 and 2.2 set the stage for alignment.  There is no cost to attend.
When: December 10   12:15 – 1245 PM

For more information and to register for any of these MOQI Webinars: http://mnquality.eventbrite.com

Writing Helpful Recommendations

This webinar is for Certified Peer Reviewers and Master Reviewers from Minnesota.
When: December 3  3-4 PM Central Time

Helpful recommendations are the key to a successful course review. This webinar will review the mechanics of writing helpful recommendations during a course review and will include a discussion of the impact of writing “less than helpful” recommendations.  There is no cost to attend.

For more information and to register for any of these MOQI Webinars: http://mnquality.eventbrite.com

If you have questions about any of these workshops or webinars, please contact us.