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Learn@UCO

Learn@UCO is a suite of eLearning technologies that support transformative learning in face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online courses.

These tools work seamlessly to provide a comprehensive Personal Learning Environment for students at UCO.  The following list describes the Learn@UCO tools, as well as a link to find more information for each tool. 

To learn more about the following technologies, click the [more info] link under each tool, or visit the Technology Resource Center website at http://trc.uco.edu.  For training, assistance, or support in using these and other academic technologies, please contact the Technology Resource Center at 405.974.5595, trc@uco.edu, or visit Lillard Administration 101A.

Desire2Learn (D2L)

The Desire2Learn Learning Management System is the core of the Learn@UCO platform. All courses at UCO automatically receive a D2L course shell for faculty to use.

Features of D2L include:

  • On-line course materials (Syllabi, Presentations, Web Resources and More.)
  • Secure on-line quizzes and exams
  • Student grades in a secure accessible environment
  • Integrations with other UCO resources such as Turnitin.com and BlackBoard Collaborate.
  • Access from mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets.

Additional tools available in D2L include:

  • ePortfolio - An easy to use, powerful tool that allows both students and faculty to collect, reflect and share their Transformative Learning experiences at UCO.
  • Learning Object Repository (LOR) - Includes a searchable database of re-usable learning objects. The Learn@UCO LOR also features course materials from the MERLOT collection of Learning Materials.
  • Analytics - Allows for powerful reporting on areas within Learn@UCO for planning and gathering data on user performance and course materials.

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D2L Learning Environment Tools

D2L Content - used to organize course materials, such as the syllabus, lecture notes, readings, etc.

D2L Dropbox - enables you to submit assignments through the Learning Environment, eliminating the need to print, mail, fax, or email assignments.

D2L Discussions – provides a collaboration area where you can post, read, and reply to messages on different topics, share thoughts about course materials, ask questions, share files, etc.

D2L Quizzes – allows instructors to deliver online exams or quizzes, and optionally allow students to review quiz results and see class statistics for a quiz.

D2L Rubrics - an assessment tool that can be linked directly to dropbox folders to evaluate students based on a predefined set of criteria. 

D2L Classlist - use the Classlist to see who's enrolled in your course, check who's online and to send emails and pages.

D2L Email - allows you to send email from within Learning Environment. You can also organize received mail using folders and store email addresses using the Address Book. Use the options located across the top of the Message List page to control how D2L-based Email will function along with your UCO Email.

Turnitin/GradeMark

Turnitin ensures original work by checking submitted papers against 24+ billion web pages, 250+ million student papers and leading library databases and publications. Turnitin shows how much of a student's paper matches content from the Turnitin databases so instructors can quickly understand how much of the paper is unoriginal.

The GradeMark feature of Turnitin allows an instructor to quickly and easily provide online feedback on students' written assignments through QuickMark voice comments and QuickMark sets.

To use Turnitin or GradeMark, simply check the option in a D2L dropbox folder.

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Collaborate Online Rooms (BlackBoard Collaborate)

Web conferencing supports audio, video, application sharing, and content display. It enables instructors to add vitally important elements of real-time interaction that are difficult to accomplish without synchronous communication.

SoftChalk Cloud

SoftChalk Cloud is the fastest, easiest, most flexible way to create and manage e-learning content for delivery inside or outside of a D2L course.  With SoftChalk Cloud, you can create engaging, interactive, media-rich learning content that directly integrates with your D2L course.

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Respondus

Respondus allows you to easily create exams that can be loaded into a Learn @ UCO course, or printed. It also lets you take exam test banks that are already in a Learn @ UCO course, or exam test banks provided with a textbook and load them into Respondus.

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Respondus Lockdown Browser

The LockDown browser is an application developed by Respondus to help curb academic dishonesty during online exams. It increases faculty confidence in online testing by creating a secure, locked testing environment for students within the Learn@UCO course.