Tag: D2L

Kahoot! for Assessment (SSC Online Workshop)

Watch Workshop Video (39:22)

Above is a recording of this SSC Online Workshop presented by math instructor, Jennifer Medlen.

Original Workshop description:

See how a math instructor at SSC easily aligned the online scoring of a Kahoot! quiz to the SSC Critical Thinking Rubric for general education assessment. Ideas will be discussed for creating a similar type of alignment with other College rubrics. 

Questions: please email ssconline@ssc.edu.

Using Microsoft Bookings to Schedule Virtual and On-Campus Office Hours

Online appointment scheduling is here! You can now allow students to schedule office hours with you with just a click of a link. All bookings will appear on your Outlook calendar. If you choose to meet with students virtually, a Teams meeting link will be created and sent to the student on your behalf.

1. Login at Office.com using your SSC username, and network password.

2. Click on the Apps link from the left menu, and navigate to the “Get More Apps” in the upper right hand corner of your browser window on a desktop or laptop.

3. On the next screen, click on the “Bookings” app to add it to Office 365.

4. Follow the prompts on the images below to create your custom meeting type.

With custom meeting types, you can restrict the ability for students to schedule with you to just your posted office hours.

Recording Daily Attendance in D2L

  • On the blue navigation bar, on the far right click on ‘more’ drop down menu and click on ‘ATTENDANCE’
  • Click New Register
  • Enter the Name of the attendance register and other optional properties as needed

NOTE: Students are able to see these attendance registers from your course in Brightspace from the Course Tools menu unless the visibility setting is unchecked.

  • Enter a session name: This example uses attendance for Class Meetings.

  • To add additional sessions to the register, click SAVE, enter the number of sessions to be added, and click ADD SESSIONS.

  • To return and add or remove sessions at a later time, click the drop-down icon to the right of the register and select EDIT REGISTER from the drop-down.


  • From ‘MORE’ on the navigation bar, Click Attendance:
  • Click the name of register.

  • Click the Calendar icon beside session to enter the attendance:

  • Click the Attendance Status drop-down to set each student’s status:
  • Alternatively, set the Attendance Status for students in bulk by selecting multiple students and clicking ‘SET STATUS’


Respondus New Feature

Taking on ChatGPT With a Quiz

Quizzes have always been used in College level courses to assess student knowledge of the course information. However, with the way courses are changing to a more online delivery, it has become a concern that students can use internet resources like ChatGPT, to write, answer, and turn in work that may not be original. Respondus Lockdown Browser can help with these concerns.

When a quiz or a prompt for an essay question is accessed from the Learning Management System, LockDown Browser can prevent students from using unauthorized resources.

Here are the simple steps:

1- Create the quiz in the LMS– in our case this would be D2L

EX: For a short essay, create a quiz and use the “ESSAY” question type.

2- From the Lockdown Browser dashboard in D2L {seen below}

Locate the quiz name and select “SETTINGS”

3- Then select “Require Lockdown Browser for this exam” and “Save + Close”

The assessment will now require students to use LockDown Browser.

When students access the quiz from the LMS, LockDown Browser will prevent them from switching applications, capturing screen content, or going elsewhere on the internet (unless the instructor allows it).

Turnitin users the link below may be of interest in helping with checking for AI writing detection capabilities:

AI_writing_FAQS_Apr23_US_G.pdf (pardot.com)

Audio Issue in Bongo Meeting

It has come to our attention that sometimes students in the virtual classroom Bongo meeting sessions cannot hear the audio when an instructor is sharing a video in the screen share feature. Examples of these videos being shared are YouTube videos, or possibly web sites with videos that deal with particular instruction from a course. Below is a picture of the box an instructor must check in order for the virtual students to hear the audio with the matching video, when screen sharing presentations.

EX: Screen Share page in Bongo Virtual Classroom

By checking this box, the instructor has now shared the corresponding Audio with Video being played in the Screen Share feature.

Getting Started with Simulcast/Dual Delivery and/or Lecture Capture

Updated: August 4, 2021

Classrooms upgraded for simulcast delivery include a webcam, a second Epson projector, and a projection screen. The second projector and screen (located in the back of the room) can be used to view your virtual classroom students. Virtual classroom students will be able to view your webcam, anything you screen share and communicate with you through chat or audio.

Before Your Class Begins

  • Log on to the Teacher’s Workstation with your SSC Network Credentials
  • Turn on the Front Projector, and then the Rear Projector
  • Log into D2L at https://d2l.ssc.edu
  • Start your Virtual Classroom Session inside of D2L
  • Allow Bongo to access the Classroom Webcam and Microphone (HuddleCam 3A)
  • Turn on the Chat Alert Inside of the Bongo by Accessing the Virtual Classroom Settings
  • If you are planning to use a PowerPoint you may want to uncheck ‘Use Presenter View’ and set your monitor to ‘Primary Monitor’ in PowerPoint.
To Turn Off Presenter View in Microsoft PowerPoint Select ‘Slide Show’
  • Turn off the lights in the front of the classroom.

Moving the Virtual Classroom Screen to the Rear Projector

  • On the Teacher’s Workstation, locate the browser window containing your Virtual Class Session in Bongo
  • Hold down the left mouse button while on the browser window and drag it off the screen to your right
  • You will now see the browser window with the Virtual Class Session in Bongo appear on the Rear Projection Screen
  • Visit https://tl.ssc.edu/getting-started-with-bongo/ if you need help “Getting Started with Bongo”

Using the WebCam


A webcam has been installed to allow remote learners a view of the classroom. It is positioned so that it can capture not just the instructor, but also any information presented on the dry-erase board in the front of the classroom. The Webcam is on if the blue light is visible as in the photo above. If there are no lights visible on the camera, press the power button on the webcam remote as pictured below.


Using the Webcam Remote Control

  • The left/right arrows move the webcam left and right
  • The up/down arrows tilt the webcam
  • The zoom fast/slow buttons control the webcam zoom feature
  • The auto button can be used to automatically focus the webcam
  • If by chance the image displayed by the webcam is upside down, press the ‘REV’ button, this will right your image.

At the End of Class

  • Turn off Front and Rear Projectors
  • Logout of D2L
  • Logout of Teacher’s Workstation


Optional Laptop Connection

Instructors can use their personal laptop computer to replace the Teacher’s Workstation in the classroom.

NOTE: By using your personal laptop you will not be able to use the interactive features of the Epson Integrated Projector or the Promethean ActivPanel.

Step 1: Connect the USB and HDMI cables into the corresponding laptop ports as shown below.

USB Connection

HDMI Connection

Step 2: Press the black button so the green light changes from input 1/A to input 2/B on the HDMI video switch. This connects the laptop to the projection system.

Step 3: Press the circular Webcam controller button to switch the Webcam connection from the Instructor Workstation to the Laptop.

USB switch


Optional Use of a Document Camera

Step 1: Turn on (Blue Light Comes On) the Elmo Document Camera Power

Step 2: Select ‘EIT ICON’ Shortcut on Teachers Workstation.

Elmo Operation Face, Power

Step 3: Select ‘Primary Display’ to display the image on Teachers Workstation or Select ‘Secondary Display’ to display the image on Projector Display Screen.

Step 4: Users can use the ‘Pen Feature’ within the EIT Program to mark or edit what is being displayed.

Elmo Pen User Options
PC Display Output

Step 5: Once you are finished with the unit, make sure you turn the document camera off. (NO Lights on the unit)