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TLC/ICET Workshop - Thinking Alternatively about Flipped Classrooms

The inaugural Teaching and Technology Center Fall 2015 Workshop series continues with the first event in the New Pedagogy Series - a discussion centered around Thinking Alternatively about Flipped Classrooms. Read more...

MyMedia Screen Recorder tool requires use of Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer

Trying to use the Screen Recorder tool in MyMedia (available on D2L or directly through mymedia.uwplatt.edu)? You'll need to use one of these browsers to avoid the loss of some of the screen recorder functionality: Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer. Read more...

Wisconsin Ignite D2L Conference - November 12th at Wisconsin Dells

Ignite is coming to Wisconsin for the annual Brightspace Wisconsin Ignite on November 12, 2015 at the Glacier Canyon Conference Center. Plan to attend to connect with your peers and D2L staff to network, share best practices, and exchange feedback. Call for proposals still open. Reduced registration fee for presenters. Read more...

YouTube option in Insert Stuff returns an error

Recent updates to Google's YouTube application interface caused D2L to implement a change in the "YouTube" option within the Insert Stuff tool. Searching for a YouTube video using Insert Stuff in the HTML Editor results in an error message. Here's a workaround. Read more...

Requesting technology training at UW-Plattville

It’s a well-known problem on campus: You want technology training, but you aren’t sure whom to call. Is it ICET, MTS, Deb Meyer…? The solution is an all-too-well-kept secret: the online ITS Training Request Form. Read more...

Take the No Mouse Challenge

Yesterday was Global Acessibility Awareness Day. The 3rd Thursday in May each year has been given this honor. This day of awareness began with a single blog post written by Joe Devon, a LA web developer. When an accessibility professional in Canada stumbled across Joe's post, he immediately contacted him and they joined forces to increase awareness of accessibility of content on the web. Increase your awareness - Take the #NoMouse Challenge! Read more...

Handling images in Desire2Learn Quizzes

The Desire2Learn quiz tool has many different ways that the images can be inserted. Images can be inserted via a direct link to a website, imported from another course, or added to the courses files (via Manage Files). Read more...

Online Summer Professional Development - Effective Online Discussions using Desire2Learn course opens July 6th

Would you like to use online discussions in your classes, but haven't had time to learn how to set them up in Desire2Learn or unsure about how to use them most effectively? This may be your opportunity to learn some more, on your own time, at your own pace, yet with the benefit of colleague's wisdom. Effective Online Discussions in Desire2Learn will open for a new cohort of participants on July 6th and run for 3 weeks. This course can be completed entirely online as self-paced training or engage with others participating in the professional development sessions in the online course discussions. No scheduled sessions or places to be - the course is 100% asynchronous. Read more...

Save the Date: Technology Mashup

On Tuesday August 25 and Thursday August 27, Information Technology Services (ITS) and the Instructional Center for Educational Technologies (ICET) will again be hosting Technology Mashup. This annual event features various tracks and dozens of technology topics of interest to instructional and non-instructional staff, targeting new and seasoned technology users alike. Read more...

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