June’s Continuous Delivery Updates

(This list is not all-inclusive. It only shows those changes that will impact faculty the most.)

In Discussions

Discussions – Assess learners from a thread

The Assess Student context menu item is now available for the reading view in the discussion thread context menu on the Thread List (View Topic) page in Discussions. This change improves workflow experience by saving users a click from the previous workflow, which required users to click on a thread before assessing a learner.

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In Assignment Grader iPad App

D2L Assignment Grader – Hide courses past their end date

Instructors can now hide courses that are still active but past their end date when viewing and grading assignments in D2L Assignment Grader. This feature helps filter the Dropbox folder list in D2L Assignment Grader to display current courses only.

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In Respondus Lockdown Browser

Respondus LockDown Browser® – Improved quiz workflow

This update significantly streamlines the user’s experience in taking a quiz secured by Respondus LockDown Browser. When an assessment is configured to require Respondus LockDown Browser, the user now launches directly into that assessment within Respondus LockDown Browser without leaving their current browser. If the Respondus LockDown Browser is not already installed, the user is prompted to install it before starting their quiz.

10.4 Upgrade Change List

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(This list is not all-inclusive. It only shows those changes that will impact faculty the most.) In Content Creating Video or Audio Topics In 10.3 and older, instructors needed to create either file or link topics to add a video and audio to their course. In 10.4, instructors can now create video and audio topics […]

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Respondus LockDown Browser for Students

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Your Desire2Learn course may have a quiz that requires the Respondus LockDown Browser. This is a browser that restricts access to other resources on a computer when it is active. It launches as a separate application. Your quiz requires the LockDown Browser if you are accessing it a common browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, […]

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Respondus Monitor available

Respondus Monitor is an application that works as an additional layer of security within Desire2Learn to create a video recording of students taking a D2L quiz. Monitor is currently available to Washburn instructors for use in any course with any Desire2Learn quiz. See this page for general information about Respondus Monitor. For a Desire2Learn quiz […]

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D2L upgrade scheduled May 21-22, 2015

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Our learning management system, Desire2Learn is scheduled to be upgraded to version 10.4 on May 21 & 22, 2015.  This upgrade is necessary to prepare our campus for the continuous delivery method of updates that D2L is requiring all customers adopt by the end of the 2015 year.  This upgrade will require 48 hours of […]

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Course Merge Request Form

As an instructor, you may find that you are teaching the same course or using the same course materials for two or more groups of students. If you wish, your Desire2Learn courses can be combined into one course. This process, called merging or crosslisting, consolidates your course rosters into one course from which you can […]

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Mock quiz for students to download and test Respondus LockDown Browser

Respondus LockDown Browser download

The download link for the Respondus LockDown Browser is provided to students is through a Desire2Learn quiz that requires it. When a student navigates to that quiz in an ordinary browser, he or she sees this message:  Selecting the blue link takes the student to the Respondus LockDown Browser download page. Thereafter, when a student […]

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Jennifer McGraw joins Online Education Support

Please help us welcome Jennifer (Jenn) McGraw to ITS: as a new employee in Instructional Services-Online Education Support. Jenn fills the fulltime Online Education Support Specialist I position.  Her primary responsibilities will be supporting faculty, staff, and students in Online Education Support; providing training and support of the Desire2Learn Learning Management System (LMS), Desire2Learn Insights, Desire2Learn Learning […]

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Requesting Online Course Access for Deans/Chairs

Faculty/Staff, As you progress through the semester and have a need to request access to online courses that you are not the primary instructor for, please follow the guidelines below to request that access.  These guidelines can be found under the Desire2Learn Tips and Guidelines section of Online Education Support’s website. Online Course Access Guidelines Typically this […]

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Desire2Learn Online Training Location

The online (self-paced) training moved at the end of Spring semester. You can find it by doing the following: Log in to D2L using your MyWashburn login information OR, if you get to D2L through MyWashburn, click the My Home link in the upper left Click the Help menu Choose Training & Orientation   This […]

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