Sunday, October 24, 2010

Comic Strips in Online Courses

Over the years I've done quite a few workshops that included some sort of reference to using comic strips in online courses, either as part of the content provided by faculty or as part of the student assignments.

This narrated slidecast is a short (5 min. 40 sec.) description of some of the ways that comics can be used to pump up the creativity in an online course.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Custom Home Pages in D2L

I recently gave a short presentation about using custom home pages for courses taught using Desire2Learn. This is a 6-minute Slidecast (via Slideshare) that includes audio. Click the arrow to start the audio.

  • Do you know what web pages are "framebusters" if you try to embed them into the D2L course home page? Check out slide 5.
  • Do you know where you can easily make custom widgets for your course home page? Check out slide 9.
  • Please share in the comments if you do something different and useful on your course home page.