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Tech inspired tips, tricks, and inspirations in “byte-sized,” know-how chunks hosted by APSU Distance Education. 

Fall 2023 TechBytes Schedule


Feature Updates for Spring

Date: December 7, 2023
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12 noon CST
Description: TBD
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2023 Recordings

D2L Insights Dashboard (opens new window)
In this session, we cover the Insights Dashboard available to instructors and administrators.  Brightspace Insights, integrated with the D2L Brightspace Data Platform, offers user-friendly reporting visualizations for a comprehensive overview of users within the learning environment. This empowers instructors to effectively track, assess, and monitor student progress.


Group Work and Peer Reviews in D2L (opens new window)
This session demonstrates how you can increase student participation and active learning in your online course by using the Group tool in D2L. In addition to fostering collaboration and increasing engagement in your online course, explore other strategies for incorporating partnered and small group opportunities, like peer reviews using the Discussion Boards tool. 


Vendor Webinar: YuJa Advanced Faculty Training (opens new window)
Jerrick Boun, from YuJa, conducts an advanced training for faculty to take their usage to the next level!  After a quick overview, he jumps into the fun with the video editor, analytics, and quizzes.  


Vendor Webinar: Unleashing the Power of Honorlock (opens new window)
Nataly Lopez, APSU's dedicated Customer Success Manager, conducts an in-depth training on how to use Honorlock to proctor your exam sessions. This session includes a demonstration of enabling an exam with Honorlock, the student exam taking process, as well as how to analyze and review results. Nataly also shares some recommended best practice tips.  


Online Proctoring 101 (opens new window)
This session covers various aspects related to online proctoring, including a comparison of proctoring tools and their associated costs, essential considerations when using online proctoring, situations that can render online proctoring ineffective, and best practices among other topics. 

D2L Awards and Replacement Strings (opens new window)
A member of the Instructional Design team demonstrates how to increase student engagement with a more personalized course using the Awards and Replacement String tools in D2L. 


D2L Gradebook & Turnitin Recording (opens new window)
The D2L support team will cover the nuances of the D2L gradebook and answer any questions you may have about this complex but helpful tool.  Also, learn about Turnitin and how the tool can help with academic integrity and expedite paper and other text-based assignment grading. 


D2L Rubrics (opens new window)
A member of the Instructional Design team demonstrates how rubrics help to make grading more streamlined and provide your students will clear expectations. Watch this recording to learn about creating, applying, and grading with the Rubrics tool in D2L.