As many of you may already know, over the 2012 holiday break, the Colorado Community College System will be updating its learning management system to Desire2Learn version 10. This new version of Desire2Learn has a number of improvements that will help make your online teaching and student learning experiences smoother and more efficient.
While there are many improvements to the tools in Desire2Learn version 10, the biggest change is cosmetic. Courses will have a new, cleaner look and feel to them. However, while they may look different, the basic functionality, along with all of the tools you're used to using, remains the same.
CCCOnline is committed to educating our online instructors about the changes in Desire2Learn version 10 to prepare them for teaching using this version in the Spring semester of 2013. To help fulfill this commitment, all current CCCOnline instructors will be required to attend one session of the “What's New in D2L Version 10” webinar prior to the start of their Spring 2013 classes. This one-hour webinar will help instructors get familiar with D2L version 10, and help them understand what changes might impact them in their teaching.
The "What's New in D2L Version 10" webinar will take place on the following dates:
- December 14, 1:00 PM MST
- January 8, 1:00 PM MST
- January 9 , 11:00 AM MST
- January 9, 5:00 PM MST
- January 18, 1:00 PM MST
- February 19, 11:00 AM MST
- February 20, 5:00 PM MST
- February 22, 1:00 PM MST
In addition, there will two, one-hour Q&A opportunities, in which instructors are invited to ask questions about version 10. (Please note that the Q&A sessions will not fulfill the requirement to attend a "What's New in D2L Version 10" webinar.) These Q&A sessions will take place on the following dates:
- January 24th, 1:00 PM MST
- February 28th, 1:00 PM MST
As with all Training and Professional Development Webinars, registration is required and takes place on the Training and Professional Development Database, which you can access here: http://at.ccconline.org/training/
For instructions on how to use the database, visit this page:
Please direct any questions you have regarding D2L version 10 Training and Professional Development to me at Sean.Renner@cccs.edu, and any general questions about the D2L version 10 upgrade to Terry Reeves at Terry.Reeves@cccs.edu.
We look forward to sharing this new and exciting version of D2L with you!
CCCOnline Training and Professional Development Coordinator.