November’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.)

Assignments – Rubric Visibility

In the Assignments tool (under the Assessments menu) in student view, rubrics are now positioned at the beginning of the assessment portion. Previously, rubrics appeared below the Learning Objectives as part of a large list of rubric links. Now, additional links have been removed and the rubrics are displayed, followed by the assignment’s learning objectives.

The assignment rubric is visible above the assignment learning objectives.

Figure: The assignment rubric is visible above the assignment learning objectives.

Rubric links are condensed down to one single link.

Figure: Rubric links are condensed down to one single link.

Grades – Expansion of grade exemptions work

This feature is an expansion of grade exemptions work that impacts the Content tool, the Calendar tool, the Course Schedule, and the Updates widget. The Manage Exemption options for each item are found in the same area you edit dates and release conditions for content topics.

Figure: Exempting users from a topic - new Manage Exemptions page

Figure: Exempting users from a topic – new Manage Exemptions page

Figure: Grade exemptions work - Content tool

Figure: Grade exemptions work – Content tool

Figure: Grade exemptions work - Message displayed when a learner clicks on an exempted topic

Figure: Grade exemptions work – Message displayed when a learner clicks on an exempted topic

October’s Continuous Delivery Updates

Figure: Select Post Later to schedule the post to appear at a future date and time

(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 – Scheduled posts available Scheduled posts allow users to […]

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September’s Continuous Delivery Updates

Question Library Import Button

(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, […]

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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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