To create a widget that describes how you maintain Regular Effective Contact in your online and hybrid courses…

Step 1:
Log in to D2L, select a course, then select Edit Course.

Step 1 - Edit Course

Step 2:
Widgets -> Create Widget -> Name it something like “Regular Effective Contact”

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Step 3:
Select the Content tab, and paste something like the text below into the Contents box, then Save and Close:

Per Title 5, Section 2204 and LRCCD Board Policy 7145, this course includes regular effective contact/regular substantive interaction.  In this course, the following tools/methods are used to implement such contact:

-Course Announcements (e.g., videos, weekly summary, weekly review)
-Personalized Feedback
-Discussion Boards (e.g., question and answer forums, VoiceThread)
-Videoconferencing (e.g., Skype, CCC Confer)
-Intelligent Agents
-Collaborative Projects (e.g., group blogs, group discussions, wikis)
-Instructor
-Created Modules
-Lectures (e.g., recorded, streaming, slides with audio narration)
-Podcasts
-Webinars
-Screencasts
-Virtual Office Hours
-Email
-Private Messaging
-Chat
-Other (List)

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Title 5, Section 2204
Any portion of a course conducted through distance education includes regular effective contact between instructor and students, through group or individual meetings, orientation and review sessions, supplemental seminar or study sessions, field trips, library workshops, telephone contact, correspondence, voice mail, e-mail, or other activities.

LRCCD P-7145.3.5
Any portion of a course conducted through distance education shall include regular substantive and effective faculty initiated contact with students. The determination of regular substantive and effective contact is an academic and professional matter. (34 C.F.R. § 602.3; Title 5, § 55204, subd. (a))

Step 4:
Add the widget to your Homepage.

Greg Beyrer (CRC) has created a helpful video detailing the steps to editing your course homepage and adding widgets.

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