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Learn@UCO is a suite of technologies that supports eLearning at Central. The foundation of the Learn@UCO suite is Desire2Learn (D2L) Learning Environment, which is the University of Central Oklahoma's official Learning Management System (LMS).
For training, assistance, or support in using these and other academic technologies, please contact the Technology Resource Center at 405.974.5595, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit Lillard Administration, Room 101.
The Desire2Learn Learning Management System is the foundation 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.
D2L Faculty Community
The D2L Faculty Community site contains many training and support resources to help faculty with using D2L. This includes the comprehensive D2L Self-Paced Training, which is a series of video tutorials that demonstrate and explain how to use D2L. Faculty may access these tutorials anytime, anywhere!
To access the D2L Faculty Community site, login to D2L and click the Faculty Community button on the My Home screen, or click the D2L Help button in the upper-right corner of any screen.
If you do not already have access to the Faculty Community site, you may need to self-register to gain access to the course site.
D2L In-Class Training
The following D2L training 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.
In-person, Phone, and Email Assistance
The Technology Resource Center provides training, assistance, and consulting for faculty in the use of D2L and other UCO-supported technologies. Please contact TRC to schedule an appointment for individualized assistance or consulting.