What is Kaltura?

  Kaltura is a video platform that allows you to create, store and stream multimedia (video, audio, screen capture, etc.). Adding media to your course can enhance the learning experience! Increase student engagement, instructor presence, and collaboration by incorporating video into your course curriculum. Kaltura is composed of two integrated parts: My Media: A video manager that […]

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Rubrics

Rubrics are used to evaluate an activity or item based on a predefined set of criteria. They help ensure that activities and items are evaluated fairly and consistently. There are two types of rubrics: Holistic Rubrics: Single criteria rubrics (one-​​dimensional) used to assess participants’ overall achievement on an activity or item based on predefined achievement levels. […]

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April 19th, 2016

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Learning Object Repository (LOR)

Learning Repository is an online library for storing, managing, and sharing your learning resources (learning objects). A learning object can be a quiz, a presentation, an image, a video, or any other kind of document or file you use to create course content and learning materials for online learning. Was this Helpful ? yes no

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Intelligent Agents

Intelligent agents monitor an org unit to find activity that matches criteria that you set. The criteria that the agents search for are login activity, course activity, and release conditions in Learning Environment. Example uses for intelligent agents include: Emailing users with grades below a certain level. Checking for users that have not logged in within a […]

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Homepages and Widgets

The homepage is the first page you see when you view the organization’s My Home page or enter a course. The typical default homepage is widget-​​based. Widgets are sections of content that provide information and links to tools, courses, and personal settings. Organization and course homepages can point to Learning Environment tools, such as News […]

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Groups

The groups tools allows instructors to create group work areas for students. Instructors can use groups to organize students work on projects and assignments, or create special work areas for students with different learning needs.Students can belong to multiple groups within the same course. For example, each student can simultaneously belong to a group for […]

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Grades

The gradebook tool allows an instructor to determine how to set up their gradebook to best reflect their approach to evaluation, including the grading system and grade scheme that is most appropriate for their course. Instructors can select how grades display to students, how they update in the gradebook, and how to deal with ungraded […]

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April 13th, 2016

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Grader App

The D2L Assignment Grader App helps Instructors get their grading done from anywhere. Instructors can Grade assignments right from an iPad, draw, markup, highlight, underline, and add inline comments anywhere in the assignment. Instructors can instantly upload grades and rubrics with D2L. Instructors can also go offline and synchronize the work later. Was this Helpful ? yes no

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April 13th, 2016

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FAQ Section

The FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) tool enables instructors to provide a list of common questions with answers that students might need within a course. FAQ questions and answers are organized into categories, and all questions and answers must belong to a category​.It is recommended that instructors create categories that group questions and answers by topic, […]

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April 13th, 2016

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Dropbox

The Dropbox tool allows instructors to see student’s submission times, download dropbox folders to a computer, view submissions with the document viewer, associate dropbox folders to rubrics and competencies, and return submissions with grades and feedback.​ Instructors can view students’ submissions and submission dates in the Folder Submissions area. This eliminates the need to collect assignments […]

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April 11th, 2016

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Discussions

The Discussions tool in a course allows students to share thoughts on course material with their peers. Instructors can set up forums and topics for students to ask questions, discuss course content and assignments, and work together in assigned groups and sections. Important Note: Discussions can be accessed from either the Assessments or Communications drop-​​down menu. Was […]

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Copy, Import, and Export

Copy You can use the copy components feature to: Reuse components created in a previous course offering. Add components created by your peers into your own course offering. Set up standard components inside a course template and copy them into a new course offering each time a course is re-​​offered. Import You can import components created in other […]

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April 6th, 2016

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Content

Use the Content tool to post and organize course content so that information about course expectations, course syllabus, lecture notes, and important dates display to users clearly. Course materials you post in Content can include documents, images, media files, CaptureCast presentations, URL links, and existing course activities. You can add release conditions, grade items, and learning […]

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April 5th, 2016

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Checklists

A checklist contains important or required assignments, readings, or other items to complete. Each checklist contains one or more categories, into which checklist items are organized. For example, you might have an ​“Assignments” checklist with categories for written assignments and quizzes, both of which could have multiple items that you need to complete. Was this Helpful ? yes […]

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April 5th, 2016

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Chat

There are two types of chats: Personal chats are private and visible only to users who you have added to the chat’s participants list. Personal chats are ideal for keeping in touch with friends and colleagues or for clubs and other groups whose members do not share a single org unit. Anyone with the proper permissions […]

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April 5th, 2016

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Calendar

Use the Calendar tool to arrange and visualize course events in multiple views and enable integration of course content and your Calendar. You can use iCal to synchronize the Calendar tool to your personal calendars (such as Outlook and Google Calendar, as well as iPhone, Android, and Blackberry). Was this Helpful ? yes no

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April 5th, 2016

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