Setting up a course in D2L involves understanding how different course tools fit in with one another. This online training video explains the modular nature of D2L course setup, and how to make associations between different course elements.
- [Instructor] One of the most important things to understand about setting up a course in D2L is that D2L does not use a linear setup; it's gonna be a modular setup, and that's a fairly crucial difference. In other words, when you set up a course in D2L, it isn't going to move in a straight line, where you start with one item and then move all the way through the content, building everything out in sequence. That's not how D2L is designed. Instead, you're going to create lots of different items across the course individually, and then associate them with one another.
For example, when setting up a course, you might create a gradebook, a discussion board, and a rubric, all in different areas of D2L, and then set up the system itself, so that they're linked with one another. For example, you might create the rubric first and then associate it with the discussion board, which is then associated with the gradebook folder. This actually provides some incredible versatility, because you can then actually associate this same rubric with multiple discussion boards, and then, subsequently, with multiple gradebook items, which greatly enhances the flexibility of course setup.
There are actually many ways to create associations within D2L and many individual items that can be associated. For example, you can create and associate gradebook items, learning objectives, quizzes, rubrics, assignments, calendar items, surveys, and many, many other individual components. The trick to working with D2L, though, and setting up a robust course environment involves learning how to set these components up individually, and then link them with one another.
And that's one of the main benefits this course will provide.
- Communicating with students
- Developing course competencies and learning objectives
- Setting up a classroom, including a discussion board
- Adding quizzes and exams
- Setting up an assignment rubric
- Providing feedback
- Setting up a gradebook
- Customizing Brightspace
- Managing discussion boards
- Leveraging Brightspace mobile apps
- Using Brightspace as a student
Skill Level Beginner
1. Brightspace and Communicating with Students
2. Brightspace and Classroom Management
3. Brightspace and Assessing Student Work
4. Customizing Brightspace
5. Using Brightspace in an Online Context
Creating D2L small groups4m 36s
6. The Student's View of Brightspace
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