D2L Conversion Update: What you need to know

In late 2012 we began a two and a half year conversion to D2L from ANGEL at Michigan State University.  A transition like this is never easy, so we wanted to offer faculty and staff a broad conversion window so you could plan migrations that fit within your program schedule.  

Breakfast Series Announcement: Engaging Students to Actively Learn: A Panel Discussion on Active Learning, the Flipped Classroom Method, and REAL Spaces at MSU

MSU Breakfast Series: Engaging Students to Actively Learn: Panel discussion this Wednesday. More Info: http://goo.gl/14J3k

Anatomy of A Simple Course Intro Video

We've recently been simplifying and streamlining the process of creating quick, easy, and high-impact course introduction videos. We've also been having some fun in the process.

VU takes it on the road…

…or at least across campus. Continuing with their model of support for online and blended course designs, LearnDAT has just completed its first department-focused workshop blending effective teaching strategies with technology tools. The Department of Forestry is looking towards expanding more of their course offerings into the online medium and sought out ways to support their faculty and staff in beginning this endeavor.

Looking for Input on New GradeView tool

MSU LearnDAT is developing GradeView, a tool to enable instructors to take a snapshot of a spreadsheet being used for grades and display that snapshot on the web, with password protection, so that each student sees only her or his own data. Right now we are looking for instructors who maintain their class grades in a spreadsheet on their computer, to react to early plans and prototypes.

Copyright Essentials For Faculty

April 12, 14 & 16, 2010

1:00 to 2:30 p.m. EDT

The MSU Libraries and The Course Materials Program, Print and Digital Communications is pleased to sponsor a series of 3 webinars on various aspects of copyright for faculty and staff.


Camtasia 7: Incoming!

In a Twitter update and blog post today, TechSmith announced that Camtasia 7 is on the way. Follow the link below to watch the video and get more information!

Announcing Camtasia 7

MSU's Google Apps for Education now live!


MSU's Google Apps for Education implementation is officially live, and can be accessed at http://googleapps.msu.edu. Now, Google Calendar, Google Docs and Google Sites can be created using your MSU account. Note that Gmail is not a part of this Google Apps package. For a list of support resources available, read below.

November Breakfast Series - Open Educational Resources (OER)

DATE: November 11, 2009
PLACE: Main Library, North Conference Room, 4th Floor, West Wing
TIME: 8:45am - 10:00am (8:30am for refreshments)

TOPIC: Open Educational Resources (OER)


Cliff Lampe, Ph.D. and Rick Wash, Ph.D.
College of Communincation Arts and Sciences

Christine Geith, Ph.D. and Gwyn Heyboer Sr. Instructional Designer, MSUglobal

Sunnie Kim
Creative Technologist, MSUglobal

Educause 2009

This post serves as a reminder of the Educause 2009 Online conference that will be taking place in 120 Linton Hall Wednesday, Thursday and Friday courtesy of Libraries, Computing and Technology and the College of Arts and Letters. We hope to see you there for all or part of this experience, including a presentation by MSU's own Dr. Byron Brown and Dr. Severin Grabski! Click "read more" to see the full schedule.


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