Bringing together digital and in-person learning
The University is harnessing D2L Brightspace and Bongo platforms to bring together the best of digital and in-person learning.
Dr. Chris Vigna, Lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences, and Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies, elaborates: “Since the pandemic, the Brightspace platform has become a one-stop shop for students. From a single web page, we use release conditions to offer them all the resources, quizzes, and discussions they need for the week ahead.”
“Breaking down our digital course materials in this way has been well-received by students. I’ve had no technical issues at all—the platform worked perfectly through the COVID period and beyond.”
Saving time for value-added activities
Dr. Noorin Manji comments: “It’s a far more effective use of instructor time to share a video of a lecture rather than delivering the same content over and over. Thanks to D2L and Bongo, we can devote the hours we save to other activities, such as one-on-one student support.
As a new academic myself, the solution has helped me reach more students. Without the D2L and Bongo solutions, that simply would not have been possible.”
Educators across the University are using Brightspace and building up content on the platform rapidly. Dr. Vigna adds: “Like Dr. Manji, I’ve been using the Brightspace platform since I started here as a student. I’ve always found the solution to be extremely intuitive: it’s very easy to figure out how to do new things.”