September’s Continuous Delivery Updates

(This list is not all-inclusive. It only shows those changes that will impact faculty the most. The date the updates will take place changes from month to month. You can expect the following updates to be in place by the end of the month.)

Activity Feed – Additional attachment types available for assignment posts

Links, Existing Activities, and Google Drive files can now be added to assignment posts as attachments. This allows instructors to easily direct learners to reference materials or other resources required to complete an assignment. Previously only course files could be attached to assignment posts.

Assignments – Additional attachment types available for assignment submission folders

Links, Existing Activities, and Google Drive files can now be added to assignment submission folders as attachments. This allows instructors to easily direct learners to reference materials or other resources required to complete an assignment. When linking to an existing activity, the appropriate tool icon is displayed next to the link. The Google Drive icon and quicklink icon display beside links to those resources. All attachments display below their submission folder on the Assignment Submission Folders page for easy access. Previously only course files could be attached to assignment submission folders.

Question Library – Import workflow changes

Changes to the workflow for uploading files to the Question Library lets instructors to complete file uploads without leaving the Question Library, Survey, Self-Assessment, Quiz creation workflow. The upload workflow also enables instructors to review package contents and remove unnecessary questions or sections.

Question Library Import Button

Question Library Import Button

The Import drop-down menu now includes additional file import options

The Import drop-down menu now includes additional file import options

Updated Import File menu

Updated Import File menu

File Uploading Window

File Uploading Window

Review button accessible in Successful File Upload Window

Review button accessible in Successful File Upload Window

Review Window for Uploaded File

Review Window for Uploaded File

Respondus LockDown Browser Course Copy Requirement

Your Settings Have Been Updated! Copied Courses require instructors to access the LockDown Browser dashboard before exams can be taken by students. You just did that, so you're all set!

When copying a Desire2Learn course’s materials into another course, instructors who have copied Respondus LockDown Browser quizzes must take an additional step for their quizzes to work correctly. After the course copy is completed, instructors should navigate to Assessments > Quizzes. There, select LockDown Browser and Monitor Dashboard. The first time navigating to the LockDown Browser […]

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August’s Continuous Delivery Updates

Instructor view of assignment post creation

(This list is not all-inclusive. It only shows those changes that will impact faculty the most. The date the updates will take place changes from month to month. You can expect the following updates to be in place by the end of the month.) Activity Feed – Assignment Posts Activity Feed now enables instructors to […]

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July’s Continuous Delivery Updates

The new shuffle questions option in the Quizzes tool

(This list is not all-inclusive. It only shows those changes that will impact faculty the most. The date the updates will take place changes from month to month. You can expect the following updates to be in place by the end of the month.) HTML Editor – Unsaved changes prompt In the HTML Editor tool, […]

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June’s Continuous Delivery Updates

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(This list is not all-inclusive. It only shows those changes that will impact faculty the most. The date the updates will take place changes from month to month. You can expect the following updates to be in place by the end of the month.) Classlist – Hide flags in the classlist Instructors can now hide […]

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Respondus LockDown Browser Access Change

Starting June 1, 2017, students will only be able to access their quizzes that require the Respondus LockDown Browser by navigating to the quiz through Desire2Learn. Previously, students had the option to launch the LockDown Browser from their desktop or programs/applications menu, then navigate from the D2L login into their course and to the quiz. […]

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May’s Continuous Delivery Updates

Instructor view of the Activity Feed

(This list is not all-inclusive. It only shows those changes that will impact faculty the most. The date the updates will take place changes from month to month. You can expect the following updates to be in place by the end of the month.) Grades – Automatically release Calculated Final Grades This feature releases Calculated […]

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April’s Continuous Delivery Updates

Click the accessibility checker to verify that the content you have added to the HTML Editor conforms to accessibility standards

(This list is not all-inclusive. It only shows those changes that will impact faculty the most. The date the updates will take place changes from month to month. You can expect the following updates to be in place by the end of the month.) HTML Editor – TinyMCE Accessibility Checker An accessibility checker is now […]

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March’s Continuous Delivery Updates

Bulk exemptions of grade items

(This list is not all-inclusive. It only shows those changes that will impact faculty the most. The date the updates will take place changes from month to month. You can expect the following updates to be in place by the end of the month.) Grades – Exempt a learner from multiple grade items The grade […]

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Viewing D2L Quiz Attempts with the Respondus LockDown Browser

Instructors have the option of requiring that students use the Respondus LockDown Browser to view Desire2Learn quiz attempt submissions. If the LockDown Browser is required to view a quiz attempt submission, the quiz attempt screen in a standard browser will display the message, “To view your results, you must use the Respondus LockDown Browser.” As […]

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