NetID Login

In an effort to help with online protection, UW-Madison will be adding a step to the NetID login later this year. After logging in as we usually do, we’ll then use a smartphone or a fob to verify our identity. If you don’t have a smartphone, you will be provided with a fob.

The purpose of this: even if someone else has your NetID password, they won’t be able to log in to steal information or your identity.

The Division of Continuing Studies is schedule to start this process in February or March. More information can be found here:

In general, this new process should be user-friendly, and we’ll provide detailed instructions when the login process changes.

Invitation to IL Course Showcase

Greetings from Rich Freese! I wanted to invite you to a brief presentation that I’ll be giving alongside instructional designer Eric Peloza and media specialist Nick Meyer. We’ll be at UW-Extension and presenting on the IL course Legendary Performers. We revised it this past year, and we were fortunate to receive an ADEIL College-Level Course Award.

The brief presentation and following reception will take place Thursday, December 13, from 3-3:30pm, at 5602 Research Park Blvd., Suite 300 (top/3rd floor of building) Madison, WI 53719. We’ll be in room 337 (the Creativity Room).

Looking to later next month, we’ll also showcase the course in more detail at our next IL instructor meeting, Friday, January 25.

Canvas Webinar / Partners in Giving

Earlier this month, UW-Extension offered a webinar regarding the transition from d2l to Canvas. You can view that webinar here:

Please note: we are now teaching new IL students in Canvas and previously enrolled students in d2l. The presentation discussed timelines of students working in d2l and Canvas, along with more help with navigating and getting the most out of Canvas.

On a different note: with the revamping of IL faculty positions last summer, we are able to participate in the Partners in Giving campaign. You can find more info (and donate) at the link below. Even a donation of $1 can positively impact great causes in our community.

Best wishes on your Thanksgiving holiday!

ADEIL Conference This Week: Schedule

The 2018 ADEIL Conference is almost here! For a complete list of the schedule – workshops, keynote, reception, breakout sessions, etc, – go to:

The conference will be at Memorial Union at the UW-Madison campus. To locate the registration table, enter the Memorial Union via the East Wing (Peets Coffee Shop) and use the stairs or elevator to go to the second floor. Registration will be set up outside Tripp Commons.

ADEIL Conference Next Week

Next week, UW-Madison hosts Join us at the Lake: ADEIL 2018 Annual Conference at Memorial Union. We hope that you’re able to take advantage of the learning and networking opportunities.

As some of our instructors are based outside of Madison, information for those coming from out of town (and for our Madison-based instructors, reminders of places to explore in Madison) are included below.

If you Arrive at the Dane County Regional Airport: You will find ground transportation near the baggage claim area. You may elect to take a cab from the airport to the hotel, or you may call the Graduate Hotel to arrange for shuttle service (608 257 4391).
Union Cab:
Badger Cab:
Green Cab:

If you Arrive by Car: You may use the parking service at the hotel.

If you Arrive with the Badger Bus from the Milwaukee Regional Airport:
You will get off the bus at the UW-Madison Campus Stop on Langdon Street: The conference hotel is a 5 minute walk away.

If you Arrive with the Van Galder Bus from O’Hare International Airport:
You will get off the bus at the UW-Madison Campus stop on Langdon Street: The conference hotel is a 5 minute walk away.

The Conference Hotel:
If you reserved a room at the conference hotel, you will be staying at the Graduate in Madison. You can visit their website at If you need directions to the Graduate Hotel, you may use Google Maps:

The Memorial Union:
The conference will be held at the UW-Madison Memorial Union. (Note: This is the Campus Bus Stop for Badger Bus and Van Galder Bus). To locate the Memorial Union with google maps, go to: Conference registration will open at 2 pm on October 24th. To locate the registration table, enter the Memorial Union via the East Wing (Peets Coffee Shop) and use the stairs or elevator to go to the second floor. Registration will be set up outside Tripp Commons.

Places to explore when you arrive:
If you arrive early, you may wish to explore the following places:
The Memorial Union has many quiet spaces as well as dining options:
The Chazen Museum of Art:
The Memorial Library: (check in at the Welcome Desk at the Library entrance near State Street for a visitor’s pass)
The State Capitol:
State Street (shops and restaurants):
The Veterans Museum:
Walking the Lakeshore Path to Picnic Point:
Camp Trippalndee (a restaurant in the Graduate Hotel)

Hope you have an inspiring time at the conference!

ADEIL October Conference: Funding and Presenting Opportunities

The Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning (ADEIL) conference comes to Madison next month, October 24-26, and funding is available for you to attend and receive one year complimentary membership in ADEIL.

If you’d like to attend the conference on an Independent Learning scholarship, please do the following as soon as possible:

1. Register online:

2. Select the pay later option

3. Email indicating that you have registered and wish to attend the conference on scholarship

If you are interested in presenting, there is still space for posters during our poster sessions. If you would like to present a poster, please email

You can find more information on the conference at

IL Instructor/Facilitator Orientation

This past summer, the Independent Learning Instructor/Facilitator Orientation migrated from d2l to Canvas.

If haven’t yet completed the orientation and need access in Canvas, please e-mail your Net ID to Sarah Korpi: – this is the ID you use to sign in to and access your earning statements.

If you have questions as you go through the material, please e-mail Rich Freese, who is helping facilitate the orientation:

As a reminder, all DCS IL instructors are required to complete this orientation course. In addition to the opportunity to navigate Canvas before teaching in that platform, we hope this learning resource helps generate some ideas in your own courses.

Print-Based Courses: Assignments

News for our instructors/course facilitators teaching print-based courses: the process for submitting assignments has changed. Directions can be found in this attachment:

New Print-based Course Assignment Process

The new process should be more user-friendly for both faculty and students.

This new process only impacts print-based courses. Students in online courses will
continue submitting assignments in their online course where you’ll continue to grade their work.

IL Update: Recording Grades in d2l

Happy New Fiscal Year! As of July 1, there are some updates in recording grades and hours.

1) For instructors teaching in d2l: recording grades in LRMS is no longer necessary. d2l (and, in the near future, Canvas) will be our only grade record for Independent Learning students. When a student has completed a course, please submit their final grade at:
Continued thanks for keeping your students’ grading records up-to-date!

2) It is no longer necessary to submit assignment re-submission information or course revision hours in the google forms. That work is now included in the new monthly pay structure.

We hope that these changes will help you spend more time teaching and less time record-keeping. If you have any questions about these transitions, please feel free to contact Program Director Sarah Korpi: