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Serving the Lincoln University community by supporting the effective use of technology in instruction.


Online & Distance Teaching and Learning

Desire2Learn logo Desire2Learn @ LU
through Spring 2014

Desire2Learn (D2L) is a web-based learning management system that replaced WebCT in the 2011-2012 academic year. D2L provides a rich learning environment for students and easy-to-use tools for submitting documents, taking quizzes, communicating, and working in groups.

Academic Technology Support and Information Technology provide support for Desire2Learn through spring, 2014. For more information, contact Nancy Evans, ext. 8148 or

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Moodle logo Moodle
Learning Management System, supported by Learning House beginning summer, 2014.

Lecture Capture in Online Learning

Tegrity is another lecture capture web service that allows institutions to automatically capture, store, and index classes for later review by students, anytime, anywhere. Webinars are available.

Lecture Webcasting: a classroom presentation + a classroom recording + processing and editing + hosting + distribution and playback. All explained in this whitepaper by Ashley Deal, Carnegie Mellon.

Capture, D2L stand-alone Lecture Capture system.

Panopto Focus - video capture and publish and stream lectures, live, with slides, video, notes and speech-to-text -- and create a searchable repository of lectures and knowledge.

Distance Learning Classrooms

Lincoln has several learning spaces and meeting rooms that are equipped for synchronous distance learning and videoconferences.

IICC, President's Boardroom
ICC Meeting rooms
Graduate Campus
University Hall 204
Langston Hughes Memorial Library
Nelson Science Center 318

Emerging Technologies

Publications on Instruction and Technology




Best Practices Resources for Online Teaching

The following links provide you with checklists, rubrics, and principles for best practices in online courses:

The 5 Pillars of Quality Online Teaching - by Sloan-C

Quality Online Teaching Scorecard - by Sloan-C

American Distance Education Consortium (ADEC) Guiding Principles for Distance Learning

Middle States Distance Learning Programs: Interregional Guidelines for Electronically Offered Degree and Certificate Programs 2002

Innovations in Distance Education (IDE)

The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) Effective Practices

Designing Online Courses: Models for Improvement

"Student Characteristics Associated with Success in Online Learning: A Checklist"

Designing Online Courses: Models for Improvement

Strategies for Teaching at a Distance,
This guide was originally edited by Tania H. Gottschalk, University of Idaho Engineering Outreach, University of Idaho

"Online Learning Is Not Online Reading",
Jim Vanides,Teaching, Learning & Technology in Higher Education, January 69, 2009, hp


ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education


Quality Matters (Maryland Online) project proposes to develop a replicable pathway for inter-institutional quality assurance and course improvements in online learning

DEOS-L listserv. Send an email to and put in the body of the message “subscribe DEOS-L firstname lastname”. Do not include a subject for the message and leave off the quotes. Substitute your actual first and last names for “firstname” and “lastname,” above. Send it.

“Strategies for Managing the Online Workload” is a collection of short descriptions, tips, techniques, and methods developed and used by experienced online educators to manage their time in the online learning environment. (Note: you need iTunes to view the podcasts).