The following is a blog for my EOCT online class. The navigate module has went over the tools available to the online teacher. I feel comfortable communicating with my students online and will probably incorporate more video into my class then a normal teacher. (Standard B)
One thing that I will need to work on is the ability to edit material in my online shell. I have taught using courses using Angel and Google Classroom where I created all the material myself so easily modify it where needed. (Standard B) I have also used Edgenuity and Blackboard where I had little control over the material and I was working as a facilitator. I think it will take me a little time to get familiar with the D2L platform. I used it 5 years ago but it will take me a little time to go over it again. I plan on watching the videos again to help out.
I would like to spend some more time using the analytics available in D2L. This is something that I plan on using more. (Standard I) In my previous online classes, I was able to track the students progress and monitor the assignments. I feature I was able to use in Google Classroom was the ability to make an assignment for just one student. If a student was absent I could use this for make up work. I used this at the end of the year to give the senior their finals early.
I would have liked to have seen more on course creation. (Standard K) Every online LMS is a little different. I think this is the one I will be fine once I understand it better. One of my big goals is to explore the modules very early on. I plan to look at all modules and see how they could be improved. I saw the modules a few years ago but a lot has changed in the industry. My face to face class was always evolving as technology and the standard changed.