Technology

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New to D2L? Need some training?

You have several choices for training:

  • D2L workshops are offered at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semester during the Tech Mash-up 
  • TTC offers one-on-one D2L training for new users
  • Check out the ITS Knowledgebase for online step-by-step guides for all D2L tasks

Have you already been trained, but have a D2L support question. Contact the ITS HelpDesk at 608.342.1400 or helpdesk@uwplatt.edu for a quick answer.


 

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D2L: Digging Deeper

There are many features of Desire2Learn that are not commonly used, but may be just what is needed to support a teaching and learning innovation that has been on the drawing board or part of a curriculum change.

Intelligent Agents in Desire2Learn

MyMedia Video Integration in Desire2Learn


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D2L Grader App

The Brightspace (D2L) Assignment Grader lets instructors review, grade and leave feedback on D2L assignments on iPad or Android tablet devices. The app provides intuitive, mobile and offline access to submitted assignments downloaded from the Dropbox tool of the D2L Learning Environment. Any grading done is synchronized so that feedback from the app is saved and optionally published for students to receive.

Using the Brightspace Assignment Grader App with D2L


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Video at UW-Platteville

Faculty, staff and students at UW-Platteville use video for many different things.  From bringing industry experts into the classroom virtually, creating promotional videos for campus initiatives, or videoconferencing with remote contacts, we use video every day to enrich and enhance the educational experience.

Media Technology Services has created a great web site that explains all of the possibilities available to those creating and using video.

The U-Record flash recording studio is available in 103 Karrmann Library for faculty, staff and student use.

Want to see how UW-Platteville faculty and instructors are using video in their courses, check out these video presentations from the January 2016 Tech-Mashup.

Not sure where to go with your video-related question, send an email to the Teaching and Technology Center at ttc@uwplatt.edu and we'll get your question to the right person.


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iPads and Tablets

UW-Platteville is not unique among colleges and universities experimenting with tablet computer and iPad integration classroom initiatives. The UW-Platteville iPad pilot conducted in Spring 2015 highlighted some potential uses for iPads in the classroom.

To facilitate this pilot, an iPad cart with 20 iPads was purchased. This cart is now available for use by UW-Platteville instructors. The maximum checkout period is 4 weeks. For more information, see iPad Cart Reservation Request.

Not sure how iPads fit into a college curriculum, check out the EDUCAUSE Library: Tablets and iPads review.

The iPad cart is particularly suited for hands-on student activity. Twenty iPads provide options for instructors in small and large classrooms alike. There are many apps that can be used in an undergraduate classroom. Scroll past the elementary apps and take a look at some of the 50 Best iPad and iPhone Educational Apps of 2014.

Still not sure how iPads could work in your teaching and learning environment? Nguyen et al. review current research on iPads in the higher education sector in iPads in higher education - Hype and hope.

Interested in checking out the iPad cart at UW-Platteville? See the iPad Cart Reservation Request.


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Films on Demand

Connect with digital-savvy students with Films on Demand. This repository of digital film is provided by Karrmann Library. For more information on accessing Films on Demand, contact the Karrmann Library Reference desk at 342.1668

These films or video clips can be directly linked to the learning management system (Desire2Learn). For more information, contact the Teaching and Technology Center at 342.1798


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Camtasia SOFTWARE CAMPUS-WIDE AVAILABILITY

Camtasia software is available to all UW-Platteville faculty and staff to use on university-owned computers or laptops. With Camtasia, you can create and edit short videos for use in classroom. You can also use the editing tools in Camtasia to edit or add captions to previously created video.

Short tutorials are available to help get started with Camtasia. Training workshops are periodically held, as well. Need to get going right way, check with Media Technology Services for some help learning to navigate the tool.

Contact the Help Desk to "check out" Camtasia and have it electronically delivered to your computer by providing a UW-Platteville asset tag number. The software can be "checked out" for 3-week periods (renewable). Alternately, a laptop with Camtasia can also be checked out through the Help Desk (request in advance). 


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