LDL Courses: Onboarding Series and Orientation Videos

Students who are either new to the LDL program or new to taking an LDL course are expected to complete the relevant elements of the LDL Onboarding series. View the Happening Now page to see an upcoming schedule.

 TopicUpcoming DatesBrief DescriptionAudienceSuggested Attendance Timing
1Information SessionJune 28th
1:00 to 2:00 p.m. CT
(Register to receive the Zoom information)
Learn about our different degree and certificate offeringsProspective Students or new students who did not attend prior to applyingPrior to applying, but no later than before starting your first course
2New LDL StudentsJuly 25th
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. CT
Learn about available resources and how to get started with your degree or certificate programNew students pursuing a degree or certificate in LDLUpon acceptance, but no later than before you take your first course
3LDL Courses IntroductionJune 20th
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. CT
August 1st
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. CT
Learn how to navigate the regular LDL courses and their participation requirementsAll new LDL degree or certificate students and students who have not taken an LDL course previouslyPrior to taking your first LDL course
4CGScholar BootcampJune 27th
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. CT
August 22nd
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. CT and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT
Learn how to navigate CGScholar, the online platform we use to administer the LDL coursesAll new LDL degree or certificate students and students who have not taken an LDL course previouslyPrior to taking your first LDL course
5Peer ReviewsJuly 11th
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. CT
August 1st
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT
Discuss qualities of and practice providing meaningful peer reviewAll new LDL degree or certificate students and students who have not taken an LDL course previously or anyone who wants to improve the quality of their peer reviewsPrior to taking your first LDL course
6Academic Writing and the Literature Review GenreJune 20th
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. CT
Become familiar with the basic principles and expectations of the literature review genre, which is enforced at the exam-dissertation stageRequired for new LDL doctoral students; encouraged for othersPrior to taking your first LDL course
FYI: Doctoral Students onlyExam-Dissertation Sequence (EDS)June 20th
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT
Learn how to navigate the EDS, including the processes and expectations of this six-course sequenceLDL doctoral students preparing to start the EDSAt least one full semester prior to starting the EDS (The EDS begins after you complete your regular 10 courses)

On this page, you will find orientation videos to help you navigate the regular LDL courses and their participation requirements.


LDL Website: Navigation of basic pages

LDL Courses Syllabus: Participation Requirements_Part A

LDL Courses Syllabus: Participation Requirements_Part B

LDL Courses: Work 1 Explanation

LDL Courses: Work 2 Explanation

LDL Website: Work 1 & 2 Creation_Resources Pages

LDL Courses Assessment: Analytics Explained

LDL Courses Assessment: Grading Scale & Analytics Score