Spring Training Opportunities

In Person Training

Sign-up is NOT required. Come to any or all training sessions. All training will take place in Henderson 108.

Lite Training – Covers communication tools, file upload, link sharing, and gradebook. (You only need to go to 1 session.)

  • Tuesday, April 15 from 3:00-5:00
  • Thursday, April 24 from 3:00-5:00
  • Friday, May 2 from 1:00-3:00
  • Wednesday, May 7 from 3:00-5:00
  • Monday, May 12 from 3:00-5:00
  • Wednesday, May 21 from 1:00-3:00

Desire2Learn Upgrade Sneak Peek

As you may have heard, we are going to be upgrading our Desire2Learn to a new version. There are some changes with this update. In order to prepare, we are offering sneak peeks of the new version. You can view it online or we will be offering in-person sneak peeks on the following dates and times at the TLC (Bennett Computer Center room 102).

  • Tuesday, April 29th from 3:00-4:00
  • Thursday, May 8th from 11:30-12:30
  • Friday, May 16th from 10:00-11:00

Quality Matters

As many of you are in the process of building your courses in Desire2Learn, please keep in mind the Quality Matters rubric and the standards that will make your course a quality online course for your students.

QM Standards 2011-2013-3

Navigational Training Available and Training Update

Desire2Learn Navigational Training will be available online beginning Monday (March 4th) at: http://blog.washburn.edu/d2l/navigational-training/

It will cover the following topics:

  • Logging in
  • Navigating the homepage
  • Profile, Notification settings, and Account settings
  • Email

We will also be providing in person Desire2Learn Navigational training in the TLC lab (Bennett Computer Center, room 102) on the following days and times:

  • Monday (3/4) at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00pm
  • Tuesday (3/5) at 11:00am, 12:00, and 1:00pm
  • Wednesday (3/6) at 1:00 and 2:00pm
  • Thursday (3/7) at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00pm
  • Friday (3/8) at 3:00 and 4:00pm

You will need to go through the Navigational training before attending any of the other training sessions we will be providing. We will begin inviting faculty and support staff to sign up for the rest of training next week (it will be an online signup process, please don’t send requests directly to me). There will be 2 different types of training using 2 different methods, giving you 4 options to choose from:

  • Full Online Desire2Learn Training – This online course provides instruction on how to use all the major tools of Desire2Learn. This course provides online modules to review on your own time. Take this course if you need to learn all about Desire2Learn and would like a fully online training experience.
  • Full Desire2Learn Training – This 5 week course provides instruction on how to use all the major tools of Desire2Learn. This course provides both an online component (so you can review training materials on your own time) and a face to face training session each week. Take this course if you need to learn all about Desire2Learn and would like a fully face to face or a combination of face to face and online training experience.
  • Lite Online Desire2Learn Training – This online course provides instruction on how to upload a file (such as a syllabus) and use the Gradebook in Desire2Learn. This course provides online modules to review on your own time. Take this course if you need to learn how to upload a file and use the Gradebook in Desire2Learn and would like a fully online training experience.
  • Lite Desire2Learn Training – This 2 week course provides instruction on how to upload a file (such as a syllabus) and use the Gradebook in Desire2Learn. This course provides both an online component (so you can review training materials on your own time) and a face to face training session each week. Take this course if you need to only learn how to upload a file and use the Gradebook in Desire2Learn and would like a fully face to face or a combination of face to face and online training experience.

There will be general Desire2Learn drop in hours from 3/11 – 5/24 in the TLC lab on the following days and times:

  • Mondays from 2:30 – 5:00pm
  • Wednesdays from 8:00am – 12:00pm
  • Thursdays from 2:30 – 5:00pm
  • Fridays from 8:00am – 12:00pm

Putting it all together

Admin and Train-the-Trainer trainings are now behind us. We are now going to use what we learned to start putting Washburn’s Desire2Learn environment together and create the training materials for our campus training sessions. Lots of work to get done in the next few weeks.

Desire2Learn training team

A team of faculty and staff have been identified to assist in the implementation and training of Desire2Learn for Washburn University and Washburn Institute of Technology campuses. Thank you to all who are participating in this exciting transition to Desire2Learn! All training team members will be attending a two-day session on campus provided by our D2L representative, Kerry O’Brien, Feb. 14th and 15th. From there, they will be working with Sue Taylor-Owens to provide specific training opportunities to meet your needs using Desire2Learn. There will be training opportunities fully online and a combination of online and face-to-face sessions to meet the variety of faculty schedules and preferred method of learning. Training opportunities will begin the week of March 11th. Additional sessions will be available April 15th and throughout the summer 2013. More details to come! Please look to this blog for further Desire2Learn information.

Desire2Learn Training Team
Sue Taylor-Owens
Keith Rocci
Vickie Kelly
David Pownell
Barbara Ginzburg
Becky Dodge
Janice Bacon
Keith Farwell
Donna Droge
Don Williams
Susan Jarchow
Marc Routsong
Jacq Kelley
Michael Newman
Ivy LaGrone

Desire2Learn Update

As we began our semesters and new courses for the 2013 year, we also began the planning and implementation of our new learning management system, “Desire2Learn (D2L)”.  An implementation team kicked off their first meeting with D2L staff on Friday, Jan. 11th and are already working through the process to get our D2L environment configured and running to begin testing in February and throughout the spring semester.  Another team of individuals (faculty and online education support staff) are gathering as a “training team”.  This team will attend train-the-trainer sessions provided on-site by D2L, Feb. 14th & 15th.  They will be working with Sue Taylor-Owens on creating online training modules, as well as providing face-to-face training opportunities for the campus later in the spring and summer.
To help facilitate the communication to our campuses on the progress of this important transition to Desire2Learn, we have created a blog that you can access at:   http://blog.washburn.edu/d2l/ to find more information about the Desire2Learn implementation, teams, timelines, training, migration strategy, and more.  We hope that you join us in this exciting change to Desire2Learn and the new opportunities for our campuses for online learning!

Implementation Team
Brenda White
Tim Peterson
Marc Routsong
Floyd Davenport
Sue Taylor-Owens
Rusty Taylor
Eileen Brouddus
Gail Kenefake
Kevin Halgren
Bob Stoller