SCHEDULE CHANGE for Intro to Gaming

Hello All,

The Intro to Gaming session has been postponed and will run:

Friday, April 18, from 11-12, Anderson 24

Apologies for any inconvenience. Please let us know if you plan to attend!


Online Learning Workshop: Introduction to Gamification



  • Gamification defined
  • Game theory applied as a teaching method
  • Ideas for easing into games



This Week in the DE Initiative

Hello All,

Tomorrow is our final general DEI meeting! If you have not yet attended two general meetings, then please schedule tomorrow’s event. Note there is a gamification workshop on Friday as well.

Tuesday, April 8th: 3:15-4:15, Sykes 115

DEI Meeting Four: Advanced D2L and Course Module Design Concepts

**This is the final DEI General Meeting. Attendance at this meeting satisfies the Second Meeting Initiative Requirement.**


There is more to cover than can be demonstrated in one hour, so vote here for what you most want to see.

  • Advanced (aka hidden) D2L Features and Functionality
    • Online Rooms
    • Automated Communication
    • Learning Paths
  • Design Concepts and Processes
    • Home Page Design in D2L
    • Modular Page Design in D2L

Friday, April 11, from 11-12, Anderson 24

Online Learning Workshop: Introduction to Gamification



  • Gamification defined
  • Game theory applied as a teaching method
  • Ideas for easing into games



This Week in the DE Initiative

Program Notes

Congratulations on your CAPC applications! Almost everyone is submitting within plenty of time for review. We know this process can be overwhelming, especially mid-semester during a term in which everyone is still (metaphorically) digging out of the snow, so well done!

If you’ve indeed completed and submitted your application, which includes your online syllabus, you’re ready to start thinking about how you want your online course to look and feel: you’re ready for course production. Or maybe you’re ready to start thinking about the course production you plan to do over the summer … In either case, please see below for Friday’s timely workshop.

You also might be ready to attend your second DE Initiative general meeting (if you have not attended your second meeting already). This Thursday we will be disaster proofing …

 Curriculum Considerations from Scott Heinerich

On the Schedule This Week

1. **DE Initiative Meeting: Teaching Online? What Could Possibly Go Wrong?**

When: Thu, April 3, 8:00am – 9:30am

Where: Sykes 252 (map)

Description**Attendance at this meeting satisfies the second meeting program requirement**

Agenda: Wondering about the unknown? This session is all about how to prevent and deal with common mishaps –an important session for the new online instructor.


2. eLearning Workshop: Building Modular Pages in D2L

When: Fri, April 4, 11am – 12pm

Where: Anderson 24 (map)

Description: RSVP: We provide the templates and guide you through the process of creating your own D2L pages for your face-to-face, hybrid, or online courses.

This Week in the DE Initiative

1. DEI eLearning Round Table Lunch: ePortfolios in Higher Education

RSVP and join us for an engaging conversation … with  Dr. Irma Van Scoy. We will discuss how eportfolios can and are being used across disciplines in higher education.

***ePortfolio Resources to Get You Thinking***

ePortfolio Research

Web 2.0 ePortfolio Options

Video Tutorial for Students:

2. DEI eLearning Workshop Event: Communicating in an Online or Hybrid Course? What Could Possibly Go Wrong?!

In this workshop, we’ll look at technical solutions for common issues with communication in an online course. Topics will range from loss of online services and bad Internet connections, to alerting students when they fall behind.

3. Marc’s Latest Tweet


CAPC Milestones

  • All CAPC DE proposals must be reviewed by the course delivery subcommittee > Academic Review Committee > CAPC Exec Committee  BEFORE proposals can be approved by the CAPC General Assembly. Click here for committee meeting dates.
  • Wednesday, April 23rd: CAPC Executive Committee Meeting. Your proposal must be approved by the CAPC Executive Committee BEFORE it can be brought before the General Assembly.
  • Thursday, May 1: The FINAL  General Assembly meeting of the semester.

Need Help Right Away? Check out CAPC Paperwork with Scott Heinerich: A Tutorial and contact DE for an appointment to help get you started.

Today’s DE Initiative Meeting: 12-2: Sykes 252

DE Initiative Meeting #2

12-2, Sykes 252

**This Meeting Satisfies the 2nd Meeting Requirement**


  • Lunch
  • Examity (Test Proctoring Software for Closed-Book Online Tests): Demo and Discussion with faculty who have tried the software.
  • CAPC Application Review
  • Web 2.0 Tools: How faculty are using Pinterest (Constance) and Voice-Thread (Beatrice)
  • Web 2.0 Tools for Video: How do you (quickly and retroactively) make your lecture videos more engaging and interactive? How do you know if they even watched your lecture video? There’s a free and easy Web 2.0 tool for that!

Session Materials

Web Sites

How Do I Fill Out the CAPC Application? Scott Heinerich Provides a CAPC Form Review:


This Week in the DE Initiative


1.       DEI eLearning Round Table Lunch: Academic Integrity and Online Proctoring

  • Thursday, March 13th from 11:30-1, Sykes 115
  • RSVP: 
  • RSVP and join us for an engaging conversation … We will focus on digital assessment options, including how to ensure the academic integrity of online exams.

2.       DEI Meeting Two: Ensuring Academic Integrity Using Test Proctoring + Web Tools!

  • **Attendance at this meeting satisfies the Second Meeting Initiative Requirement.**
  • Friday, March 14th, Sykes 252   
  • Prepare for Meeting #2 by
    • Viewing the Pedagogical/Web Tool Wheel
    • Selecting a tool from the wheel
    • Exploring the tool
    • **Arriving prepared to share your chosen tool with the group**

**Need help preparing? Please don’t hesitate to contact us!**

 Pedagogical Foundations from Scott Heinerich

  • Here is the ppt from our initial session.  When looking at the Ipadagogy Wheel attempt to match your course topic objectives (i.e. action verbs- demonstrate, remember, evaluate etc.) to the action verbs in the wheel to see what tools you may consider utilizing.
  • Also Constance shared another visual that discusses Bloom’s taxonomy and different types of tools instructors can use to “assess” levels of learning within their assignments: Tools for Engaging.  (Thanks Constance!) .
  • If you have not begun your course transformation yet consider using Getting Started Course Template to help you organize what you are going to do during the online sessions.  It will be much easier for you to execute if you have planned it out.  As we discussed this can be overwhelming so the mantra should be “Start with One.”
  • Finally, see this article from Magna Publications on Evaluating Online Discussions. It aligns with our discussion.

Workshop Follow Up: eLearning Communities

Whether you made the workshop or not, one hour is not much time to cover concepts and practices, so check it out here. This short video is an instroduction to thinking about your course as an elearning community and covers the required paradigmatic shift as well as specific things to do before, during, and after the course.

Remember to Follow Along …

It’s important to PARTICIPATE in an online community before you try to lead one.

  • Subscribe to Stephanie on YouTube: Then all the new tutorials will automatically be saved in your personal YouTube subscription area: you’ll always be up to date!

REMINDER: Friday 11-12: Workshop on Creating eLearning Communities

Friday, March 7th, between 11-12, we are offering a Workshop on Creating eLearning Communities wherein we will cover specific, easy ways to use D2L and Web 2.0 tools Before, During, and After your course to BE There, modeling online presence, for your students.

Wondering what we mean by “elearning Communities?”

This workshop is appropriate for: All levels.

  • What: Easy Online Presence
  • Where: Anderson 22
  • When: 11-12
  • Who: YOU

We’ll take a quick poll at the start and you’ll choose from the following possible topics:

  • Setting up automated communications
  • Creating a Google or Wiggio Community
  • “Inviting,” “Collaborating,” and “Tracking” with Sharing features in Web 2.0 tools such as
    • Glogster (digital posterboards that can be embedded into D2L)
    • Brainshark (web-based presentations that can be shared and each view tracked)
    • Dipity (collaborative digital timelines)
  •  Curating and sharing researched data with
    • ScoopIt
    • Evernote WebClipper

DE Initiative Kick Off: Introductions

Guest Speaker: Karl Kapp

Special Guests

Melissa Milloway

Maria Mejia

DE Initiative Staff from WCU