If only, right? Now that our spurt of beautiful weather seems like it’ll actually stick around for awhile, I’m getting the itch for outdoor activities: playing on/in the lake, s’mores feasts, sandbox castle-building, tractor races, county fair tilt-a-whirl rides, etc. (though, I was just telling a friend about how we catch crawdads with our hands – in the crick, of course – which is apparently an experience particular to Southern Ohio).
What I was really fishing for this week, though, was a blog post. I started the year with a list of D2L tidbits to share through the blog, and with the system updates and fantastic ideas/questions from our faculty, I’ve had plenty of material. Until today, when the well finally ran dry.
Here’s the stretch I made: I’ve been following all of the Facebook IPO news pretty closely this week, which made me think, “Gee, I wonder what D2L’s Facebook presence is like.” So here it is.
I haven’t “Liked” them yet, but I was interested to see what types of content they share through this venue. It certainly seems to be something worth checking here and there, as they’re linking to innovative ways that people are using their platform. There’s some self-promotion, of course (Look! Here’s someone who thinks a feature in D2L v10 is super duper!), but that’s par for the course on corporate Facebook pages.
D2L was also doing a typical “Hey, send us your blog post about D2L, and if we feature you, you’ll get stuff!” promotion recently. In the couple of seconds it took me to get excited (cause I have all kinds of D2L blog posts!), I read the next line: “[Y]ou’ll receive a $50 credit to our online swag store.” I immediately Googled “D2L online swag store,” but alas, found nothing. They must keep it in some secret, password-protected spot just for the winners of these contests. Perhaps it’s just better that I never know what treasures await in the swag store.
Anywho, those are the highlights of the D2L Facebook page. If you’re as big a fan as I am of swag, “Like” them for updates on your next chance to win. And if you do, please please please tell me what’s in the online swag store.