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D2L is the Learning Management System (LMS) on campus, and is used for most online courses at PSU. 

Media Space is used to store and share videos and other multimedia. Anyone with a PSU account can use Media Space-- it's like YouTube with more options. Upload videos, audio, image files and more.

Turnitin is an anti-plagiarism tool that can be used with the D2L dropbox, or as stand alone software. It comes with grading and paper annotation software as well.

Blackboard Collaborate is a web conferencing software designed for classrooms. You can interact with your students over the web, via video, audio, screenshare and chat.

Google Apps for Education is a large collection of tools, including Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Hangouts, YouTube, Sites, and much more. This site hosts limited information about Google Apps, as Google maintains an extensive support site, and the apps themselves change frequently.

PebblePad is the new ePortfolio platform at PSU. Tutorials are currently in development, watch for updates!

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Knowledge Base

  1. D2L Daylight Assignments (Dropbox) 

    1. Create an Individual Assignment Submission Folder (Dropbox)
    2. Create a Group Assignment (Dropbox) Submission Folder
    3. Set Up Grading for an Assignment (Dropbox)
    4. Grade and Give Assignment (Dropbox) Feedback
  2. D2L Daylight Content and Course Setup 

    1. Log in to D2L and Pin Your Classes to Homepage
    2. Activate Your Course: Make Your Course Visible to Students
    3. Change Course Start and End Dates
    4. Add a Banner Image to Your Course Home Page
    5. Upload Syllabus to D2L
  3. D2L Daylight Discussions 

    1. Set Up a Discussion Area for Your Entire Class
    2. Set Up a Group-Restricted Discussion
    3. Set Up Grading for a Discussion Topic
    4. How to Grade a Discussion Topic
  4. D2L Daylight Groups 

    1. Add or Remove a Student from Groups
  5. D2L Daylight Quizzes 

    1. Create a New Multiple Choice Quiz
    2. Release Quiz Answers to Students
    3. Give a Student Extra Time or Attempts for a Quiz
    4. Student Instructions for Viewing Quiz Answers
  6. D2L Daylight and Turnitin 

    1. Configure Turnitin Settings via D2L Assignments
    2. View Turnitin Reports via D2L Assignments
    3. Enter a Score in Turnitin and Sync to D2L
    4. Create a Turnitin Folder for Students to Self-Check Drafts
    5. Use Turnitin to Annotate D2L Assignment Submissions with GradeMark
  7. Turnitin Via Single Sign On 

    1. Getting Started with Turnitin via Single Sign On
  8. PebblePad: Pebble+ 

    1. Create a New Page in Pebble+
    2. Create a New Portfolio
    3. Share an Asset with Other PebblePad Users
    4. Organize Your Assets with Tags
    5. Create Custom Page Banner in Pebble+
  9. Turnitin via D2L 

    1. Feedback: How is Turnitin Helping You in Your Course?
  10. Media Space Getting Started 

    1. Log in to PSU Media Space
    2. Media Space Permissions Overview
    3. Add Video Link from Media Space to D2L Course Content
    4. Change Player Speed
  11. Media Space Channels 

    1. Create a Channel
    2. Add Video from My Media to a Channel
    3. Upload Video or Other Media to Channel
    4. Add a Member to Your Channel
    5. Channel Member Roles
  12. Media Space My Media 

    1. Upload Video or Media Item to My Media
    2. Make a Video or Media Item Private
    3. Turn Comments Off or On
    4. Add Search Tags to Media
    5. Upload Video to Media Space from YouTube
  13. Media Space Playlists 

    1. Create a Playlist
    2. Add Media to a Playlist
    3. Remove Media from a Playlist
    4. Share a Playlist with Embed Code
    5. Reorder Items in a Playlist
  14. Media Space CaptureSpace Lite 

    1. Install CaptureSpace Lite
    2. Create a Webcam Recording
    3. Create a Screen Recording
    4. Create a Voice Recording
  15. Media Space D2L Widgets 

    1. Add Media Space Widgets to Your Course Home
    2. Publish Media to the Media Gallery Widget
    3. Enable Moderation for the Media Gallery Widget
    4. View My Media from D2L Course Content Quicklink
  16. Media Space Video Editing 

    1. Trim a Video
    2. Create a Video Clip
    3. Allow Other Users to Create Clips of Your Video
  17. Media Space Video Quiz Tool 

    1. Create a Video Quiz
    2. View Video Quiz Scores and Analytics
  18. Blackboard Collaborate 

    1. Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate
    2. Create New Collaborate Session
    3. Invite a Guest to your Collaborate Session
  19. Google Apps for Education 

    1. Google Hangouts on Air via YouTube Live
    2. Getting Started with Google Hangouts
    3. Tips to Minimize Connection Issues in Google Hangouts
    4. Send an Email to your Classlist Using Google Groups
    5. Share YouTube Videos on D2L
  20. All articles 

    1. Log in to PSU Media Space
    2. Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate
    3. Create a Video Quiz
    4. Configure Turnitin Settings via D2L Assignments
    5. Getting Started with Turnitin via Single Sign On
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