Learn@UCO is a suite of eLearning technologies that support transformative learning in face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online courses. These tools work seamlessly to provide a comprehensive Personal Learning Environment for students at UCO.
For training, assistance, or support in using these and other academic technologies, please contact the Technology Resource Center at 405.974.5595, email@example.com, or visit Lillard Administration, Room 101.
The Desire2Learn Learning Management System is the core of the Learn@UCO platform. All courses at UCO automatically receive a D2L course shell for faculty to use.
Features of D2L include:
- Post course materials for students online (syllabi, presentations, web resources and more.)
- Secure on-line quizzes and exams
- Student grades in a secure accessible environment
- Integrations with other UCO resources such as Turnitin.com and BlackBoard Collaborate.
- Access from mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets.
Additional tools available in D2L include:
- ePortfolio - An easy to use, powerful tool that allows both students and faculty to collect, reflect and share their Transformative Learning experiences at UCO.
- Learning Object Repository (LOR) - Includes a searchable database of re-usable learning objects. The Learn@UCO LOR also features course materials from the MERLOT collection of Learning Materials.
- Analytics - Allows for powerful reporting on areas within Learn@UCO for planning and gathering data on user performance and course materials.
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Content - used to organize course materials, such as the syllabus, lecture notes, readings, etc.
Dropbox - enables you to submit assignments through the Learning Environment, eliminating the need to print, mail, fax, or email assignments.
Discussions – provides a collaboration area where you can post, read, and reply to messages on different topics, share thoughts about course materials, ask questions, share files, etc.
Quizzes – allows instructors to deliver online exams or quizzes, and optionally allow students to review quiz results and see class statistics for a quiz.
Rubrics - an assessment tool that can be linked directly to dropbox folders to evaluate students based on a predefined set of criteria.
Classlist - use the Classlist to see who's enrolled in your course, check who's online and to send emails and pages.
Email - allows you to send email from within Learning Environment. You can also organize received mail using folders and store email addresses using the Address Book. Use the options located across the top of the Message List page to control how D2L-based Email will function along with your UCO Email.
The following D2L courses are conducted regularly by Technology Resource Center training staff. To view the schedule for each course and to register, use the links below or browse the Instructor Led Training section of the Catalog in the Learning Center.
D2L Version 10.1 New Features (2 hours): This course is intended for faculty already familiar with D2L, and will provide an orientation to the new features available in D2L version 10.1.
D2L Content (2 hours): This course is the recommended initial training for faculty wanting to use D2L. This course prepares faculty to navigate the D2L system and use the News, Content, and other tools to provide information and resources to students. This course also provides an introduction to the Grades tool and course management tools.
D2L Assessment (2 hours): This course will prepare faculty to use D2L assessment tools, including Dropbox, Quizzes, Rubrics, Grades, and more. It is strongly recommended that faculty first complete the D2L - Content course.
D2L Communication (2 hours): This course will prepare faculty to use D2L communication tools, including, Discussions, Email, Chat, Collaborate Online Rooms, Pager, and more. It is strongly recommended that faculty first complete the D2L - Content course.
D2L guides for faculty are available within D2L. In the D2L Navigation bar, click D2L Help to access these guides.
UCO instructors are enrolled in the D2L Faculty Community (DFC), which contains self-paced online D2L training, discussions, and tips from TRC training staff and other faculty. Click the D2L Faculty Community button on your D2L My Home screen to access the DFC.
Click here to access the D2L Upgrade Guide for Faculty
The Technology Resource Center provides scheduled in-person Office Hours for faculty needing assistance with D2L and other supported UCO technologies. TRC also provides assistance via phone and email.
TRC Office Hours are held Mondays from 1pm-4pm, or contact TRC to schedule an alternate appointment time. TRC Office Hours are held at the TRC Office in Lillard Administration Room 101. Faculty are encouraged to schedule an appointment to avoid waiting for assistance.