June’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.)

Grades – Automatically set the grade item score based on a rubric score

When you click Save and Record in the rubric pop-up window, the Overall Score of a numeric rubric transfers automatically to the learner’s grade. Click Save if you do not want to transfer a numeric rubric score to the learner’s grade.

A score transfers automatically only when the rubric has an Overall Score.

Groups – Automatic creation of discussion topics

When instructors create a new group category and choose to setup group discussion topics, if they add a new group later because of additional learner enrollment, the associated discussion topics are automatically created. This applies to groups instructors manually create at a later date. Instructors no longer need to manually create group discussion topics if they add a new group to a group category after the setup steps.

Groups – Group enrollment category: Single user member-specific

There is a new group category type called Single user, member-specific groups. Using this group category creates a group with a single user where the first name and last name of the learner is the name of the group. When a new learner is enrolled in the course a group is automatically created for them. Instructors no longer have to rename groups of one.

Image of the New Category options

Image of the New Category options

Groups – Descriptive naming for discussion topics

When instructors create a group discussion topic in the Groups tool the name of the group is now the same as a topic created from the Discussions tool. The topics are created with the format <group category name> – <group prefix>#. For example, Final Project – Group 2.

May’s Continuous Delivery Updates

Quiz page with highlighted answers for three types of questions

(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.) Discussions – Automatic Rubric Score Transfer Automatic Rubric Score Transfer A […]

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April’s Continuous Delivery Updates

Course Access Summary indicating when a user last logged in and accessed the course.

(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.) Awards – Added to Release Conditions Awards have been added to […]

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Grades Export

Desire2Learn instructors have the ability to export their grades directly from their course’s Grades area into Washburn’s student information system (Banner). This process, Grades Export, transfers the Final Calculated Grade or Final Adjusted Grade for each student from Grades to that student’s corresponding transcript location. This process is available to all instructors at the end […]

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March’s Continuous Delivery Update

(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.) Quizzes – Export quiz event log of all quiz attempts Previously, […]

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February’s Continuous Delivery Update

(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.) Release conditions – NOT operator support New release condition types that […]

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Master Syllabus Addendum to Course Syllabus

Instructors are encouraged to include additional Washburn University information with their course syllabus. This Master Syllabus is located at this link off of the VPAA webpage: http://www.washburn.edu/faculty-staff/faculty-resources/policies-forms/forms/master-syllabus.docx The updated Master Syllabus is also available for Desire2Learn instructors to link to from within their courses. Linking to the Master Syllabus provides the benefit that any changes […]

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Instructor Dashboard and Course Setup Checklist

Instructor Dashboard

The Instructor Dashboard and Course Setup Checklist is a landing page and workflow for instructors that provides a welcome tour and task list for a quick and easy way build out upcoming Desire2Learn courses. The Instructor Dashboard is part of a Personal Dashboard tool. The dashboard displays an instructor’s full course list, with the ability to […]

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October’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.) Copy Course Components – improved copy content settings The Content Display […]

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Respondus LockDown Browser & Monitor Dashboard Update

The Respondus LockDown Browser & Dashboard has been moved inside Desire2Learn. This change was mentioned in August’s Continuous Delivery Updates. This interface is accessible to instructors through Assessments > Quizzes. On the Quiz List, the fourth tab is labeled Respondus LockDown Browser & Monitor. These options being located where instructors control quizzes will make the Respondus […]

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