Instructional Design & Web Technologies
Important D2L Upgrade Information!D2L Upgrade from version 10.0 to 10.2
PASSHE’s D2L environment will be upgraded from version 10.0 to version 10.2 on Saturday, December 14, 2013 and will result in D2L’s downtime from 12:01 a.m. to (as late as) 6:00 p.m. D2L has indicated to PASSHE that this upgrade is primarily related to the back-end of the system, and it does not involve any significant changes to functionality from the faculty or student perspective. The upgrade will also not affect any existing content in D2L course shells at the time of the upgrade.
Per usual communications processes, D2L will provide PASSHE LMS administrators periodic updates throughout the early morning hours. A message will in turn be sent to the campus when D2L is up and running.
As mentioned in a previous communication from the Registrar’s Office, the grade submission deadline for fall 2013 has been extended to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17, 2013.
In addition, the D2L course shells for winter 2013 courses that begin Monday, December 16, 2013 are now available for the preparation of content by faculty. These courses are not yet visible to students and will only be active for student use on the start date of the course.
Any questions or concerns should be directed to IDWT@ship.edu.
The staff of Instructional Design & Web Technologies welcomes you to our new web site. We've developed and gathered material to help support you in your classroom teaching. Please peruse our site and tell us what you think. If you haven't found what you are looking for please email us at email@example.com. We offer individual consultations as well as individualized, departmental and scheduled workshops. All offered workshops require registration.
Hours of Operation: Daily 8am to 4:30pm
Location: Lower Level Lehman Library Rooms 14 -15
Teaching Online Certification Course
Are you planning to teach online at Ship for the first time? Be sure to complete the required Teaching Online Certification Course (TOCC), if you haven’t already done so. TOCC is a five week fully online training. The next session is scheduled to begin on October 10, 2013 and end on November 17, 2013. Faculty scheduled to teach online for the first time in Winter 2014 will be given first preference for a limited number of seats in the training course.
To register for this training, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Course
TOCC has been developed collaboratively between Shippensburg, Clarion, Kutztown, Lock Haven, and California Universities. Successful completion of this course satisfies Article 42 C.2. of the collective bargaining agreement. Faculty who have not previously taught an online course (80% or more online) at Ship must complete TOCC. This includes faculty who have taught online at other Universities. This 5-week totally online course provides instructors with a student’s perspective, guidance on designing an online course, and instructions for using the various Desire2Learn tools. This is not a self-paced course. Participants will be required to read course materials, participate in weekly discussion boards, collaborate in a group project, and develop content relevant to their own online course. In order to complete the activities and course development exercises, participants must have a course they are scheduled (or planning) to teach online within the next year. The time commitment will be approximately 10 hours/week depending on your familiarity with Desire2Learn. We hope that all participants will look at this experience as positive and beneficial to successfully developing their online course.
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