May | 2020
" This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure. " - Winston Churchill
GOVS GO DIGITAL PRESS RELEASE
Have you checked out the press release on Distance Education? Click on the graphic above to learn more. We want to thank everyone for their continued support!
HONORLOCK MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS UPDATE
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This summer, Honorlock will be updating their Minimum System Requirements. Beginning July 1st, Honorlock will no longer support Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Mac OSX 10.11 and Mac OSX 10.12. This update reflects users’ most common operating systems and allows for the maintaining of an efficient testing process to deliver the best experience for you and your students. 
After July 1st, you will find the updated Minimum System Requirements, as well as a system compatibility test, at honorlock.com/support .
WAYS TO CREATE
ONLINE VIDEOS/LECTURE CAPTURE
Using videos for your online course? We have a few tools that can help with that! We offer Zoom, Yuja, and Camtasia/Snagit technologies to help with your lecture capture and multimedia needs. Contact our support desk at online@apsu.edu for more information.
WHAT IS AN INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER?
What is an instructional designer anyway? How can they help me with my online courses? Instructional Designers are guides, problem solvers, project managers, helpers, and so much more. They are skilled in the best practices for the design and delivery of your online course. Contact online@apsu.edu to get connected to one.
WHAT IS BLUEPRINTING?
A course map to ensure alignment
A course blueprint, or course plan or map, is a tool you can use when designing or redesigning your course. The blueprint acts as an outline for your course as a whole and serves as a guide for sequencing your content. Your blueprint should demonstrate the relationship and alignment between your learning outcomes, assessments and assignments, and course content.

Contact us at online@apsu.edu for a course map template! We'll be happy to work with you on filling it out as you design your online course.
NEED A SANDBOX?
Do you want to start working on you fall courses early
What is a sandbox? It's a D2L course that we can create for you so that you can start working in your online class before fall courses are made available in the LMS. Contact our support desk to have one made for you! Once fall courses are open, we can copy everything from your sandbox to your actual class. Contact our support desk at online@apsu.edu for more information.
WEBINAR RECORDINGS
D2L ANNOTATIONS TOOL
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With the Annotations tool in D2L, you can give your students contextual inline feedback on their Dropbox assignments by highlighting text, adding notes, and more. For a quick look at how to use the Annotations tool, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rd2rdj_6q6k
ZOOM UPDATE
Update Zoom to version 5.0 or higher to continue using Zoom after May 30th
Zoom has launched a new and improved and more secure version! Beginning May 30, version 5.0 or higher will be required to use Zoom due to changes in the encryption. Follow this  easy step sheet to update your computer’s Zoom application today. You can read all about the 5.0 version through this  5 Things to Know About Zoom 5.0 blog post . New to Zoom? Check out  Distance Education’s Zoom page  for more information.