Spring Semester 2020 - Welcome Back!
Thank you for visiting the Digital Learning blog. We recently redesigned our website and this blog as part of our transition from e-Learning to the Department of Digital Learning. We hope you will visit often and consider contributing as an author for our blog in the future. You can expect more new blog posts in 2020 as our department plans to focus on sharing more information relevant to your digital teaching and instruction, including exploring technology features, applying research/theory to practice, and highlighting examples of high quality instruction and course design.
We also want to share a few reminders and highlights from 2019 as the semester gets underway.
New Canvas Gradebook
You might remember that we wrote about changes coming to the Canvas Gradebook this semester. Please contact us if you have questions about this update.
- Watch a video overview of the New Gradebook
- Review the Canvas New Gradebook Guidebook
- Functionality Comparison Chart: Current vs. New Canvas Gradebook
SWFL Teaching and Learning Symposium
The Department of Digital Learning partners with the Lucas Center for Faculty Development to plan a robust program of speakers and sessions for the Teaching and Learning Symposium. Instructional Designer, Dr. Nicky Khattapan, will be facilitating a roundtable, Induce active learning and critical thinking with "Challenge the master - Stump your teacher" activity, on January 30th at FGCU and our team will be facilitating another roundtable discussion, Active Learning: Creating Excitement Online, on January 31st at FSW.
Registration is now open! Please consider attending the event at one or BOTH institutions.
Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities
Thank you for growing with us in 2019! The Department of Digital Learning offered
many training sessions and several online and blended learning academies last year.
We also collaborated with the Lucas Center for Faculty Development to facilitate two sessions of the Course Design Academy. We know these professional
development opportunities are voluntary and we continue to appreciate your engagement
and support. We look forward to seeing you at a conversation or academy this year!
Digital Learning Support
Please remember to visit our website for helpful information related to instructional design and instructional technology support, including:
- Request Forms
- Individual Training Requests
- Group Training Registration
- Online and Blended Learning Academy Registration
- Support and Resources (Canvas, Kaltura, Checkbox, Adobe Connect)
- Online Course Quality Internal Review