Technology Help Desk
University of Wisconsin-Superior
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P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880
Teaching and Learning Tools
Best Practices for Instructors
Here's how to create a handout from a PowerPoint presentation:
We recommend that you include a sample message to your students in the topics you create in the Discussion area. This has two benefits, the students will know what information you expect them to post in that topic and there was incident where a student who could not see any forums and/or topics unless there was a message was already posted.
Plagiarism detection enabled Dropbox folders with long names or special characters (!@#$%^&*) do not function properly during the integration between the Desire2Learn and Turnitin products. It is recommended that you use a short name for Dropbox folders, then use the custom instructions area to give your students more information on that Dropbox folder. For example, a Dropbox folder with "Lesson 1: Uploading & Downloading in Learn@UWSuperior using Content & Dropbox" would need to be changed to "Lesson 1" as the name and "Uploading and Downloading using Content and Dropbox" in the custom instructions area.
We have learned that some emails are not reaching their recipients when the "Email everyone on this tab" in the Classlist is used. The Learn@UW Utility is looking into the reason, it is suspected that another campus in the Learn@UW system is having an email problem and, because we use the same system, it causes some emails in Learn@UWSuperior to go undelivered. If you do experience this problem with emailing through Learn@UWSuperior, please keep track of the date/time and which class it occurred in. This does not happen every time an email is sent from Learn@UWSuperior, but it has happened enough that we would like to offer you a few best practices. This does not mean stop using the email feature, but to take a moment when you are sending out your class emails to follow some of these suggestions.
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