Good Practice Reminder: Archiving from D2L

I hope the transition from D2L to Canvas has gone as smoothly as possible for you. As a reminder, when we eventually lose access to D2L, we’ll also lose access to our old courses. Our current courses were migrated into Canvas, but if there are any learning materials in older versions of your courses or in courses that are no longer offered and still in your D2L account, now is a great time to go through and archive those items: essay questions, an insightful discussion post, study notes, supplementary resources, etc.

The D2L/Canvas migration timeline was scheduled so that students in D2L could complete their courses in D2L; when we receive a specific time as to when D2L will disappear, we will update you.

Good Practice Reminder: When Students Finish a Course

With the conclusion of another academic year, you might be seeing a number of students completing their IL courses right now. As a reminder, when each student completes your IL course, be sure to:

1) Grade all outstanding assignments

2) Calculate (D2L) or view (canvas) final course grade

3) Report final course grade here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf2E6ScwGS5ufOQROlpQ_hu4S9KACcV-LcKfQazhDJQwCHqSw/viewform

Good Practice Reminder: Out-of-office Notifications

With the end of the year and the holiday season approaching, many instructors will spend some time on vacation or out-of-the-office. If you’re planning on taking time off:

1) Inform Program Director Sarah Korpi [sarah.korpi@nullwisc.edu] at least two weeks before your vacation.

2) Inform your students as soon as you know about your vacation. This gives them time to plan their course completion. An email to students along with a post in your course Newsfeed/Announcements is a great way to communicate this information with students.

On a related note, for a list of Federal Legal Holidays – days that the Division of Continuing Studies is closed, go to:
https://uwservice.wisconsin.edu/calendars-schedules/legal-holidays/

Good Practice Reminder: LRMS Lesson Average

When entering a student’s final grade in LRMS, you are required to enter a Lesson Average along with a Final Grade. How do these differ?

The Lesson Average is the numerical equivalent, or a percentage, of the calculated final grade. This includes lessons, exams, and any other assessed work. In d2l, when entering grades, there’s a column for Final Calculated Grade. Click on the student’s grade, and on the next page, click on the calculator icon. This will automatically calculate a percentage of the student’s final grade. Enter this number as the Lesson Average. If you have adjusted that number using the Final Adjusted Grade, enter the Final Adjusted Grade as the Lesson Average.

For the Final Grade, enter the letter grade (A, AB, B, etc.) associated with the Final Calculated/Adjusted Grade.

Thanks for your help with entering consistent information in LRMS!