Three Steps to organizing your D2L classes: Excel, Notes and          D2l Options                Cherry Emerson ©   May 17...
“Insanity: doing the same thing overand over again and expecting differentresults.”    ALBERT EINSTEIN
Four classes sounded good!               $$$         Ah, not so fast grasshopper!            One 15 week ANT 101          ...
EXCEL SPREADSHEET COMBINING ALL CLASSES    AND ALL DATES FOR ALL ACTIVITIES            TOOLS AND SKILLS NEEDED            ...
DATE                             CLASS     OPEN         CLOSE    NEWS   GRADE   SUMARYSunday, February 26, 2012   101 C11 ...
1 BASIC SKILLS – OPEN/ENTER DATA/SAVE FILE2 FORMAT COLUMNS (DATE/TEXT)3 FREEZE TOP ROW – “VIEW”  (then choose “freeze top ...
1 KEEP TRACK OF STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT DOING WORK [notes]2 GRADE THEM FIRST IN DROPBOXES AND DISCUSSIONS [keeps flow  going]...
INCREASE YOUR EFFICIENCY WITH D2L              OPTIONS         1. STREAMLINE YOUR DISCUSSIONS          2.   USE THE “FLAG”...
IT IS AS SIMPLE AS1,2,3,41. Threaded View2. Reading Style3. Reply Setting OFF4. SAVE
   1 IN F2F CLASSES – USE ATTENDANCE TOOL   2 USE INTELLIGENT AGENT TOOL – track “in class”   3 USE RUBRIC TOOL – stand...
Inquiries to : cherriethel.emerson@frontrange.edu
" 1-2-3 guys 3d." dreamstimes.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 May 2012. <http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photo-royalt...
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Stop the Insanity! Learn to mange your online or face-to-face (F2F) classes with Excel, notes and other helpful hints. For instructors, but would work for students as well. Music and small visuals are stripped out. Content is 100% included.

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  1. 1. Three Steps to organizing your D2L classes: Excel, Notes and D2l Options Cherry Emerson © May 17, 2012
  2. 2. “Insanity: doing the same thing overand over again and expecting differentresults.” ALBERT EINSTEIN
  3. 3. Four classes sounded good! $$$ Ah, not so fast grasshopper! One 15 week ANT 101 One 10 Week ANT 101 One 10 week ANT 225 One 15 week ANT 225No opening/closing dates were the same!
  4. 4. EXCEL SPREADSHEET COMBINING ALL CLASSES AND ALL DATES FOR ALL ACTIVITIES TOOLS AND SKILLS NEEDED 1. BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF EXCEL 2. PRINTOUT OF EACH CLASS SCHEDULE 3. ABILITY TO FORMAT COLUMNS (date, etc.) 4. ABILITY TO SORT BY DATE COLUMN 5. DOUBLE-CHECK AS CLASSES PROGRESS 6. MAKE ANY CORRECTIONS – IN FLOW
  5. 5. DATE CLASS OPEN CLOSE NEWS GRADE SUMARYSunday, February 26, 2012 101 C11 Mod 2 Dis YES YESSunday, February 26, 2012 101 C11 Mod 2 DB YESMonday, February 27, 2012 101 C11 Mod 3 DB YESMonday, February 27, 2012 101 C11 Mod 3 Dis YESMonday, February 27, 2012 225 10WK Discuss 1 YESMonday, February 27, 2012 225 10WK Orient DB YESSunday, March 04, 2012 225 C11 Discuss 4 YES YESSunday, March 04, 2012 225 C11 Discuss 4 YES YESSunday, March 04, 2012 225 C11 Dropbox 2 YESSunday, March 04, 2012 225 C12 Discuss 4 YES YESSunday, March 04, 2012 225 C12 Discuss 4 YES YESSunday, March 04, 2012 225 C12 Dropbox 2 YESSunday, March 04, 2012 225 10WK Discuss 1 YESSunday, March 04, 2012 225 10WK Orient DB YES YESMonday, March 05, 2012 225 C11 Discuss 6 YESMonday, March 05, 2012 225 C11 Discuss 7 YESMonday, March 05, 2012 225 C11 Dropbox 4 YESMonday, March 05, 2012 225 C12 Discuss 6 YESMonday, March 05, 2012 225 C12 Discuss 7 YESMonday, March 05, 2012 225 C12 Dropbox 4 YESMonday, March 05, 2012 225 10WK Discuss 2 YESMonday, March 05, 2012 225 10WK Discuss 3 YESMonday, March 05, 2012 225 10WK Dropbox 1 YES
  6. 6. 1 BASIC SKILLS – OPEN/ENTER DATA/SAVE FILE2 FORMAT COLUMNS (DATE/TEXT)3 FREEZE TOP ROW – “VIEW” (then choose “freeze top row”)4 DATA SORT BY THE “DATE COLUMN”5 (then choose “expand the selection )6 SET YOUR PAGE BREAKS (if you want)7 PRINT (landscape) preview/adjust as necessary for you8 IN EXCEL, the “HELP” may be upper right
  7. 7. 1 KEEP TRACK OF STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT DOING WORK [notes]2 GRADE THEM FIRST IN DROPBOXES AND DISCUSSIONS [keeps flow going]3 UPDATE THEIR STATUS IN YOUR NOTES [use dates]4 GRADE REMAINING SUBMISSIONS [more focused]5 SEND EMAIL TO ALL “NO SUBMISSION” – DROPBOX6 SEND EMAIL TO ALL “NO POSTS” – DISCUSSIONS IN GRADES (hint: Set your grades to repeat names every two columns) NO MORE POST- ITS
  8. 8. INCREASE YOUR EFFICIENCY WITH D2L OPTIONS 1. STREAMLINE YOUR DISCUSSIONS 2. USE THE “FLAG” IN DISCUSSIONS 3. “BOLD” YOUR FOLLOW-UP QUESTIONS 4. MARK “READ” WHEN YOU READ IT 5. SUMMARY: TITLE AND “PIN MESSAGE” 6. KEEP DISCUSSION “THREADED ” 7. GRADE DROPBOXES WHEN THEY COME IN 8. CREATE FOLDERS EMAIL FOLDERS
  9. 9. IT IS AS SIMPLE AS1,2,3,41. Threaded View2. Reading Style3. Reply Setting OFF4. SAVE
  10. 10.  1 IN F2F CLASSES – USE ATTENDANCE TOOL 2 USE INTELLIGENT AGENT TOOL – track “in class” 3 USE RUBRIC TOOL – standards / grading made easy 4 USE FAQs TOOL – amazing how much these help 5 NEWS ITEMS – make it a habit – give them a “carrot” 6 USE LINKS TOOL – help them do their papers better 7 LOAD EXAMPLES –student‘s A work (name off, ask permission) 8 EMAILS – should be answered promptly – 48 hours maximum 9 USE the Download to EXCEL option for GRADES 10 USE the Download to EXCEL option for
  11. 11. Inquiries to : cherriethel.emerson@frontrange.edu
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