Tag: Spring Beta

Spring Beta: The End is Here

It seems like just a few weeks ago that I was blogging about my start-of-the-semester nerves. In actuality, it’s been almost an entire semester. As we come up on the end of Spring 2018, it’s time to reflect on what went right and what went wrong with the Spring 2018 beta, specifically with my course, …

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Spring Beta: Student Success

A pink rose, photo taken from above

One of my main fears when starting this semester was that students would be unable to navigate D2L. Our students here at TAMUC are pretty heavily entrenched in eCollege – even students who’ve never used it before know where to go to find their courses, it seems. For the past two years someone from the …

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Spring Beta: The End of Unit One

My course is broken into 6 units of roughly 2-3 weeks each, so we’re solidly past the end of Unit One now and I’m finding myself getting into the groove of grading. I’m teaching two sections, each with 24 students in them, on top of my full time job and single parenting – so grading …

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Spring Beta: Week 1

Week 1 of the Spring Beta is almost up, and I’m back to talk about some of those nerves I mentioned in the last post. “What if students can’t find the course?” I asked, thinking maybe it was a silly question. Not so silly, it turns out; several of my students e-mailed saying they couldn’t …

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Spring Beta: Nerves

Fresh spring leaves

The start of term is always a nerve-wracking time for me. For one thing, it’s definitely the busiest time of year here in Academic Technology – we’re flooded with requests for course shells, resets, instructor changes, and student enrollments. Plus, this is often the time of year when I’m gearing up to teach another semester …

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