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Brightspace by D2L

by Kathy Sundin on July 18, 2014 in BlazeVIEW D2L

Brightspace Logo

At the D2L Fusion conference this week in Nashville, D2L announced a re-branding of their product that emphasizes their new focus and pathway to learning. Brightspace is the new name for D2L’s product which includes all its components, e.g., the learning environment, Insights, Capture, etc. The company name, Desire2Learn, has been shortened to D2L. They are also changing the term Learning Management System (LMS) to Integrated Learning Platform (ILP).

So what does this mean to VSU faculty and students? VSU re-brands our product to BlazeVIEW and GoVIEW, so you will not see major changes and the Brightspace re-branding will be a gradual role out. For now, if a faculty member references Desire2Learn within their course, they should change it to D2L. Also, functionality within the ILP will not change.

If you have further questions, feel free to contact the Center for eLearning at 229-245-6490.

Our own Philip Bishop and Vincent King-Spezzo attended the conference. Vincent presented on Gamification at a well-attended and well-received session. Below are some pictures from the conference.

Philip at Fusion

Philip on the right

Vincent Leaderboard at Fusion 2

Vincent checking the leaderboard during his Gamification presentation

Vincent Leaderboard at Fusion

Vincent handing out badges after his presentation

Affordable Learning Georgia

by Kathy Sundin on July 14, 2014 in eCore, eMajor, GoVIEW, Online Programs, Uncategorized

ALG

Are you familiar with Affordable Learning Georgia (ALG)? ALG is a University System of Georgia initiative to promote student success by providing affordable textbook alternatives. It is a one-stop service that faculty can use to identify lower-cost, free, and Open Educational Resources for their courses.

Look for a follow-up article, in late September, regarding steps VSU will be taking to help offset the high cost of textbooks.

For more information please refer to the ALG website.