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Learn@UW (UW-Madison Only) - Example Courses

The Learn@UW suite of tools can help instructors improve their teaching experience, facilitate student success and save time. Here are examples of how current instructors are using Learn@UW to accomplish these goals.

In an effort to better acquaint instructors here at UW-Madison with the multiple instructional uses Learn@UW provides, we have created a series of screencasts to briefly demonstrate its instructional possibilities. Rather than using theoretical examples we have focused on using  examples from actual Learn@UW courses. Below are individual screencasts highlighting the variety of ways current UW-Madison instructors are using Learn@UW and its tools to improve their courses.  (Direct links to screencasts at bottom of document.) In order the screencasts cover:


Homepage Customization :  You can ease student navigation, highlight the information you think is most important and make your homepage more visually appealing and engaging by customizing your Learn@UW homepage, here are some examples



Navigation or Navbar Customization :  Customizing your navbar can simplify student's interactions with the website, highlight the role the website will play in your course and improve your student's learning experience, here are some examples



Discussion Tool : Using the Discussion tool on Learn@UW can encourage and facilitate instructor/student and student/student interaction as well as provide a space for discussion and academic engagement that would not take place otherwise, here are some examples




Quizzing Tool :  You can streamline your teaching load and facilitate a variety of learning objectives through the quizzing tool, here are some examples



Dropbox Tool :  Dropbox can help improve your teaching experience, streamline your grading process and help set student expectations for your class, here are some examples



Web Conferencing Tool (Blackboard Collaborate) :  Web conferencing can facilitate instructor/student and student/student interaction as well as facilitate a number of other teaching goals, here are some examples




Gradebook Tool :  Using the gradebook allows instructors to simplify their grading process and clearly communicate to students how they are doing in the class, here are some examples


Glossary Tool - You can facilitate your student's ability to learn your course's content with the glossary tool



Direct link to each screencast-
Homepage:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O-XOu3iyfc
Navbar:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MufNedrHRy4
Discussion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BWqm6lEKY0
Quizzes:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKSnbJyUtss
Dropbox:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKqJRbi52PU
Web Conferencing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfEEufOtJ-E
Gradebook: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D666heWwbkQ
Glossary:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yr1tuoC5wwY

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Keywords: learn@uw learnuw d2l desire2learn example sample exemplar demo demonstration course homepage content discussion quizzes web conferencing dropbox custom schedule navbar navigation bar gradebook customization options features tools toolsuite   Doc ID: 8761
Owner: John T.Group: Learn@UW Madison
Created: 2009-01-05 19:00 CDTUpdated: 2013-10-30 13:00 CDT
Sites: DoIT Help Desk, Learn@UW Madison