July’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.)

HTML Editor – Unsaved changes prompt

In the HTML Editor tool, when you make content changes and attempt to navigate away or close the browser or tab without saving your changes, a message prompts you to discard your changes or resume editing. This feature is deployed in the following locations:

  • Content > Create/edit an HTML file
  • Discussions (in reading view) > Post a discussion topic/reply to a discussion topic
  • Announcements > Create/edit announcements

Quizzes – Shuffle the order of questions

To discourage cheating in quizzes, instructors can now shuffle the order of all questions in quizzes or specific groups of questions (sections) in quizzes. For example, an instructor could shuffle questions 1-10 in a quiz, or shuffle questions 3-10 (grouping those questions into a section) and retain the order of questions 1-2 at the start of the quiz.

When editing a quiz in the Quizzes tool, a new option to Shuffle order of questions at the quiz level displays in the Quiz Questions section. When creating a new section to group specific questions in a quiz, a new option to Shuffle order of questions in this section is visible in the Display Options section.

The new shuffle questions option in the Quizzes tool

The new shuffle questions option in the Quizzes tool

Once the shuffle option is selected, a shuffle icon appears next to each affected question in the quiz.

The new shuffle icon for quiz questions

The new shuffle icon for quiz questions

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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January’s Continuous Delivery Updates

New topic Properties tab

(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.) Supported browser changes As of this release, Desire2Learn no longer supports […]

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Change to Respondus LockDown Browser

LDB Launch

A recent update to the Respondus LockDown Browser has changed how students can access their online Desire2Learn quizzes. Students can now access their online D2L quiz in any supported browser and launch the LockDown Browser from that quiz. Within a quiz that requires the LockDown Browser, students will see these options: Selecting Launch LockDown Browser […]

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December’s Continuous Delivery Updates

Select Announcements from the Course Materials list

(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.) Announcements – Link directly to an announcement This feature allows instructors […]

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