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Creating a Student-Centered Course Hub: What, Why, and How of Learning Management Systems Online

This workshop aims to equip MSU educators with the knowledge and skills to create an effective and student-centered course hub using MSU’s Learning Management System (D2L). Participants will explore the fundamental aspects of D2L to enhance student engagement, streamline course management, and foster an inclusive learning environment.

This course is intended for all MSU Educators, specifically those teaching in-person courses.

Topics Covered:

  1. Gradebook: Learn why and how to set up and manage the gradebook to provide timely and transparent feedback to students, ensuring they are informed about their progress and performance throughout the course.
  2. Course Structure: Understand the principles of communicating an intuitive and logical course structure that guides students through the learning journey, making it easier for them to access resources and stay on track.
  3. Communication: Discover effective strategies for using D2L communication tools to maintain clear and consistent interaction with students, fostering a supportive and responsive learning community.
  4. Document Distribution: Explore best practices for distributing course materials efficiently, ensuring all students have access to the necessary resources in a timely manner.
  5. Document Collection: Learn why and how to streamline the process of collecting assignments and other documents from students, making it easier to manage submissions and provide feedback.

Upon completion of this learning experience participants will be able to:

  • Design and Plan a comprehensive, student-centered course structure within the D2L, integrating basic features to facilitate navigation and accessibility.
  • Evaluate and Optimize the effectiveness of various D2L communication tools and strategies, enhancing student engagement and fostering a collaborative learning environment.
  • Plan for efficient document distribution and collection processes within D2L, ensuring timely access to course materials and streamlined submission workflows to support student learning.

Join us for this comprehensive workshop, in collaboration with MSU IT, to enhance your teaching practices and create a dynamic, student-centered course hub.

Thursday, August 22, 2024
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
   Advising Staff      Educator Network      Future Faculty      In-Class Educators      Online Program Directors  
  DEIB & Student Success     Designing and Building Courses     Educational Technology (EdTech)     Educator Networking     Educator Onboarding     Evaluation & Assessment     Online Session  

Registration is required. There are 200 seats available.