CCIT Newsletter - Summer 2022
5 Minute Sound Byte

Update your Syllabus Link before Fall! 

Did you know that the new Curriculum Management System, Watermark, creates new syllabi links each academic year? This means you must update the links in your D2L courses before the start of each Fall semester. Since the syllabus is an essential part of the LMS minimum usage requirements, April has created this 5 Minute Sound Byte to help you update the links in your courses:     

Put it into practice

Optimizing High-Quality
Digital Learning Experiences:
A Playbook for Faculty

Optimizint HQ Digial Learning book iconIt can be difficult to create high-quality digital learning experiences that are built on providing equitable, inclusive, accessible learning environments for all students. To create these high-quality digital learning experiences, they need to be intentionally designed to align to the course learning objectives.  

Optimizing High-Quality Digital Learning Experiences: A Playbook for Faculty aims to guide faculty in thinking and designing strategically to amplify the opportunities the online environment provides in both their digital spaces and physical classrooms. 

Exciting News

Free Jamboard Templates

Jamboard being used in classroom

Want a fun way for students to collaborate and share in your courses? Jamboard is a free interactive whiteboard tool that allows you and your class to collaborate in a variety of ways with text, images, sticky notes, and a pen tool. Adding a background image to a Jamboard, makes it even easier for students to participate by providing a structure for the discussion. The below link has several hundred FREE Jamboard templates to create custom collaborative interactions for your courses. 

You must be logged on to “MyDTCC” to view the link above.

Training Spotlight

CCIT trainings are taking some time off this summer, but if you are looking to enhance your skills, check out the following ondemand resources: (Select the image to jump to the page)

35 Coffee Talk Episodes
28 Lunch and Learns
7 Tall TV Episodes
5 Teach Champions Challenges
14 Reference Guides in the Reference Guide Library

Keep learning and growing this summer!

Success Stories

Spring 2022 Learner Engagement Field Trip

2022 CCIT Summer Bus

Last month, seven faculty members joined Jason and Carrie to share amazing activities they use to engage learners in their classes. Each instructor showed a tool or strategy they’ve been using to increase student success. Thank you to the instructors who shared their engaging tools or strategies with us this semester: 

* Nicole Truitt D2L Newsletter Announcements 
* Bob Kime Video Guest Speakers Local Experts in the Field 
* Holly Hermstedt VR experiences for engaging classes 
* Daniel Cahall 3D Modeling and Scenarios in ThingLink 
* Deepa Komdepudi Getting Started escape room with Genially 
* Tamekia Broughton Brewery tours through Google Slides 
* Kim Fischer Interactive Discussion Boards with Padlet 

View the recording to learn more about each engagement strategy or click the timestamp of a topic you might be interested in: