UW-Green Bay

About the DLE

The "Digital Learning Environment" (DLE) is a suite of tools uses for online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses. It is the "digital" portion of the teaching and learning experience. This page provides some basic information and, in many cases, links to other resources regarding the various piece of the DLE.

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL)

While the Help Desk ( 920.465.2309 | helpdesk@uwgb.edu ) and Information Technology offer technical support for a wide range of technologies and tools, the Center manages the over-arching philosophy surrounding the DLE. The staff in CATL are ready and willing to work with any instructors who would like to make the most effective use of it.
Some helpful resources related to pedagogy include:

Email

Please feel free to email us with your instructional design and DLE inquiries.

Stop by...

Our office is Instructional Services 1144. Most of our staff is housed across the hall in Instructional Services 1010.

Join us!

CATL works hard to host a variety of workshops and special events. Stop by often!

Learning Management System (LMS)

The LMS makes up the largest piece of the DLE pie. Currently, UWGB (and the majority of UW-System) uses Desire2Learn (D2L) as the LMS. This platform hosts course materials, quizzes, drop-boxes, discussion boards, and more for online and blended learning in various capacities. In the coming months, UWGB will transition (along with the rest of the UW System) to a new platform known as Canvas.

Canvas won the bid in a rigorous RFP process because instructors and students found that it offered greater functionality and a better user experience at the same time. In fact, there was side-by-side user testing between Canvas and D2L as part of the selection process. Canvas out-paced D2L in terms of usability by students and instructors across the UW-System, despite the fact that users had far more experience with D2L. While this change comes at a time of uncertainty, it is also a chance to take advantage of some features that many instructors will find exciting, such as peer review, and easier assignment feedback.

Kaltura and CaptureSpace Lite

Kaltura is the System-hosted video platform (similar to YouTube). This platform is in many ways meant to be an "in-house" equivalent to services like YouTube and Vimeo. One primary advantage to Kaltura is the ease with which instructors can make and post videos. It also integrates directly into the LMS (see above). CaptureSpace Lite is the Kaltura desktop application used to create screen recordings, webcam videos, etc.

"A Domain of One's Own" (UWGB Domains)

The "A Domain of One's Own" service is offered by Reclaim Hosting who "provides educators and institutions with an easy way to offer their students domains and web hosting that they own and control. Our goal is to make the process of offering a flexible web space and domain name to your students as easy as possible and giving you the support you need to make it all happen." UWGB is a part of this. Want to create a portfolio or other school-related site? Students an instructors should contact Kate in CATL to learn more.

The Student Information System (SIS), Email, Qualtrics, and other services...

While other services like SIS and Email are not directly a part of the LMS, they are certainly a part of the ecosystem known as the "DLE." As with anything within the DLE, the best place for technical support varies depending on the service and the level of complexity. For technical assistance the Help Desk is the best place to start. For questions regarding effective uses in education, integration of tools into the curriculum, and best practices for teaching and leaning using these tools, please do not hesitate to contact CATL.