Detailed Course Descriptions

ESSENTIALS SERIES

Brightspace Bootcamp 

Overview: 120 minutes virtual training on Brightspace course tools

Audience: Beginner to Intermediate Brightspace Users

Length: 110 minutes with 10 minutes for questions

Topics:

  • An extended version of the “Keep Teaching with Brightspace”
  • Navigation and Orientation
  • Course Admin Features
  • Communication tools
  • Adding Content and building your course
  • Building Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes
  • Grading
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Recordings

Brightspace Bootcamp (Aug 17 @ 10am)

Foundations

Overview: 60 minutes virtual training on the most commonly used tools in Brightspace to get started fast.

Audience: Beginner to Intermediate Brightspace Users

Length: 50 minutes with 10 minutes for questions

Description: The purpose of this training is to provide CCC instructors with the essential tools for getting started with D2L’s Brightspace. These topics have been carefully selected to provide you with foundational knowledge of navigating Brightspace, adding different types of content, and organizing your course.

At the end of this training you will have gained the skills to meet the minimum requirement of uploading your syllabus, in addition to learning about some of the more engaging and interactive tools.

This training serves as a prerequisite for more advanced training on other Brightspace features and interactivity.

Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Navigate Brightspace with ease.
  • Identify where to manage their profile settings, account settings, and notification settings, and show students how to do the same.
  • Manage the course availability for students.
  • Create and manage announcements.
  • Send email to students through Brightspace.
  • Navigate and understand the Content area.
  • Create and manage modules
  • Upload a file (e.g. Syllabus) and remove a file.
  • Add an assignment, understand the assignment options, and tie the assignment to the gradebook

Recordings

Keep Teaching with Brightspace! 

Overview: 60 minutes virtual training on the most commonly used tools in Brightspace to get started fast.

Audience: Beginner to Intermediate Brightspace Users

Length: 50 minutes with 10 minutes for questions

Topics:

Part 1: Review (16 minutes)

  • How to log in (from CCC webpage or direct URL) and access classes (2 minutes)
  • What are the Minibar & Navbars—what is there in each? (3 minutes)
  • What does Course Home vs. Content do? How do they differ? (1 minute)
  • How to check Course Dates/Set Course End Date through Course Offering (2 minutes)
  • How to send email to students through Classlist (4 minutes)
  • How to post an announcement and copy/paste to a Classlist e-mail (4 minutes)

Part 2: Quick Design 101 (how to create simple modules based on your syllabus’s needs) (31 minutes)

  • Create a module titled Assignments and create one new assignment (with grade item). Call it Assignment 1. (7 minutes)
  • Create a module titled Discussions and create one new discussion (with grade item). Call it Discussion 1. (6 minutes)
  • Create a module titled Quizzes and create quizzes there (with grade item first, then Quiz set-up). (6 minutes)
  • Create a Topic module titled Week 10: Concepts of Identity (or another week with topic) and show examples of creating topics, assignments, quizzes, discussions, etc. in it. Show one example, but talk about how one might do the others. (3 minutes)
  • Create a module titled Zoom and use Existing ActivitiesExternal Learning Tools to set up a link. (2 minutes)
  • Show the Gradebook and give links to D2L Playlists or Knowledge Base articles in the Chat. Don’t get bogged down by the gradebook. Demonstrate how to create a grade item, so they know how to do this if necessary. (4 minutes)
  • Create a Group and show how one chooses different enrollments. (3 minutes)

Recordings

 


Introduction to Teaching Online

Overview: 60 minutes virtual training covering an Introduction to Teaching online

Audience: All users (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced)

Length: 50 minutes with 10 minutes for questions

Topics

  • Online Teaching Basics: Terms, Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Benchmarks and Standards for Quality Assurance in Online & Hybrid (Blended Learning) Courses
  • The Basics of Instructional Technology Design and Course Development
  • Best practices and tips and tricks

 

Recordings


Zoom for Teaching (Basics)

Overview: 60 minutes virtual training covering how to use Zoom

Audience: Beginner to Intermediate Brightspace users

Length: 50 minutes with 10 minutes for questions

Topics:

  • Zoom Room
  • Linking to Brightspace
  • Hosting
  • Student Experience
  • In-meeting tools

Recordings

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Aug 19 @11am with Selom Assignon

  • PLEASE NOTE: Currently, this recording also includes the training after it that was at 11am (Teaching Effectively with Zoom). So the recording is 2 hours long, but your training was first.

 


Course Copy, Cleanup, and Management

Overview: 60 minutes virtual training on course copy, cleanup and management for the new term

Audience: Intermediate Brightspace users

Length: 50 minutes with 10 minutes for questions

Topics:

  • Import/Export/Copy Components Tool
  • Manage Dates and Files
  • Getting ready for the term
  • Cleaning up your course (grades, announcements, quizzes, bulk tools, etc.)
  • Best Practices

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Designing Elements in Brightspace

Overview: 60 minutes virtual training covering the Document Templates and other design elements in Brightspace

Audience: All users (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced)

Length: 50 minutes with 10 minutes for questions

Topics:

  • What can you do to make your Brightspace course more attractive?
  • Using Document Templates
  • More things to do with the HTML Editor

ENGAGEMENT SERIES

Brightspace Engagement Tools Training (checklists, awards, intelligent agents)

Overview: 60 minutes virtual training covering how to use Brightspace Engagement Tools

Audience: Intermediate to Advanced Brightspace users

Length: 50 minutes with 10 minutes for questions

Topics: 

  • Engagement Tools in Brightspace (checklists, awards, intelligent agents, release conditions, replace strings, video note)
  • Student Experience
  • Evaluating the effectiveness

Communication Tools

Overview: 60 minutes virtual training on Communication Tools in Brightspace

Audience: Beginner to Intermediate Brightspace users

Length: 50 minutes with 10 minutes for questions

Topics:

  • Communication tools in Brightspace (groups, discussions, announcements, intelligent agents, chat and email)
  • Best practices and uses
  • Student Experience

Recordings

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Aug 19 @10am with Charles McSweeney

  • PLEASE NOTE: Currently, this recording also includes the training after it that was at 11am (Teaching Effectively with Zoom). So the recording is 2 hours long, but your training was first.

 


Advanced Zoom for Teaching

Overview: 60 minutes virtual training on Advanced Zoom features

Audience: Intermediate to Advanced Brightspace users

Length: 50 minutes with 10 minutes for questions

Topics:

  • Interactivity Tools: polls, emojis, chat, co-host, breakout rooms, annotation
  • Recordings
  • Reports

 


Break Brightspace Burnout with these Timesaving Tricks

Overview: 60 minutes virtual training on tips and tricks to avoid Brightspace burnout

Audience: Intermediate to Advanced Brightspace users

Length: 50 minutes with 10 minutes for questions

Topics:

  • Timesaving Tools: Auto-Graded Assessments, Intelligent Agents, Recording lectures ahead of time, Fast and efficient feedback for big classes (bulk tooks); feedback with audio or video.

 


Feedback in Brightspace 

Overview: 60 minutes virtual training using Brightspace and Zoom tools for feedback 

Audience: Intermediate to Advanced Brightspace users

Length: 50 minutes with 10 minutes for questions

Topics:

    •  Research shows that students benefit from constant feedback in an online environment. Come to this session to learn how tools like Brightspace, Zoom, and TurnItIn can facilitate communication with students and increase their chances of success.

ASSESSMENT SERIES

Assignments & Grading

Overview: 60 minutes virtual training covering how to use Brightspace Assignments and Grades

Audience: Intermediate Brightspace users

Length: 50 minutes with 10 minutes for questions

Topics:

  • What are Assignments and how to use them
  • Creation and Management of Assignments
  • Student Experience
  • Grading

Turnitin & Grading

Overview: 60 minutes virtual training on Turnitin in Brightspace

Audience: Intermediate to Advanced Brightspace users

Length: 50 minutes with 10 minutes for questions

Topics:

  • What are Turnitin Assignments and how to use them
  • Creation and Management of Turnitin Assignments
  • Student Experience
  • Grading

Discussions and Grading

Overview: 60 minutes virtual training covering how to use Brightspace Discussions and Grades

Audience: Intermediate Brightspace users

Length: 50 minutes with 10 minutes for questions

Topics:

  • Ways to Communicate with Brightspace
  • Creation and Management of Discussions
  • Student Experience
  • Grading

 


Quizzes & Grading

Overview: 60 minutes virtual training covering how to use Brightspace Quizzes & Grades

Audience: Intermediate Brightspace users

Length: 50 minutes with 10 minutes for questions

Topics:

  • Setting Up your quiz
  • Student Experience
  • Grading
  • Troubleshooting

All About Grades Training

Overview: 60 minutes virtual training covering how to use Brightspace Grades

Audience: Intermediate Brightspace users

Length: 50 minutes with 10 minutes for questions

Topics:

  • Setting up the gradebook
  • Managing grades and grade items
  • Creating Grade Items
  • Entering/Publishing grades
  • Student experience
  • Troubleshooting

 


Rubrics

Overview: 60 minutes virtual training on Rubrics in Brightspace

Audience: Advanced Brightspace users

Length: 50 minutes with 10 minutes for questions

Topics:

  • What are Rubrics how to use them
  • Creation and Management of Rubrics
  • Student Experience
  • Grading

Recordings

 


Surveys and Self-Assessments

Overview: 60 minutes virtual training on Surveys and Self-Assessments

Audience: Advanced Brightspace users

Length: 50 minutes with 10 minutes for questions

Topics:

  • What are Surveys and Self-Assessments and how to use them
  • Creation and Management
  • Student Experience
  • Best Practices

    Academic Integrity@CCC

    Overview: 60 minutes virtual training on Academic Integrity@CCC

    Audience: Advanced Brightspace users

    Length: 50 minutes with 10 minutes for questions

    Topics:

    • Academic Integrity tools like Respondus, Turnitin, and alternatives
    • Creation and Management
    • Student Experience
    • Best Practices

LEARNER MANAGEMENT SERIES

Reporting Tools

Overview: 60 minutes virtual training on course reporting tools in Brightspace

Audience: Intermediate Brightspace users

Length: 50 minutes with 10 minutes for questions

Topics:

  • Reporting Tools (class progress, table of contents, engagement, intelligent agents)
  • Statistic Tools (quiz, rubrics, & grade statistics)
  • Best Practices
  • Evaluating yourself and your students

 

DROP-IN SUPPORT & OFFICE HOURS

Drop-in Virtual Help: Brightspace or Zoom

Overview: Virtual drop-in sessions. Personalized support Zoom or Brightspace tools with our experts.

Audience: face to face instructors with questions about Brightspace or Zoom

Description:

  • Have you attended the Foundations Training for Brightspace, but have some unanswered questions?
  • Do you have specific questions about Brightspace tools or Zoom functionality?
  • Do you want help brainstorming ways Brightspace or Zoom can be used with your class?

These drop-in sessions are limited to only a few users at a time so we can ensure you will get your specific questions answered.I