Pass This to Students/Faculty New to Desire2Learn

We have created a page on the Washburn website to help direct new users of Desire2Learn how to get into the system and show them getting started videos. We hope this will be helpful to pass along to students and new faculty at the beginning of a semester. You can find it here: D2L Getting Started.

August’s Continuous Delivery Updates

10-5-1-1

(This list is not all-inclusive. It only shows those changes that will impact faculty the most.) In Discussions Top Score Details screen now has consistent appearance All locations of the Topic Score Details screen in the Discussions tool now have a consistent presentation across all incidences of the screen. Instructors have access to the Topic […]

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App Finder available to instructors

App Finder

Brightspace App Finder shows instructors what third-party applications are available for use with Desire2Learn as well as which applications are already integrated with Washburn’s D2L. A widget to access App Finder is placed on instructors’ Desire2Learn home pages. Students do not see the widget. Selecting the App Finder icon in the widget will launch App […]

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Adobe Presenter in Desire2Learn

Adobe Presenter files do not appear correctly as Desire2Learn content depending on in which browser the presentation is viewed. The most common issue is appearing very small on the webpage. All presentations appear correctly in Google Chrome and Safari. Many but not all will appear correctly in Firefox. Adobe Presenter presentations appear reduced or are […]

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Removal of ANGEL courses transferred to Desire2Learn

When Washburn initially transitioned the learning management system from ANGEL to Desire2Learn, ANGEL courses were migrated and converted into separate courses in Desire2Learn. Instructors then copied the transferred content into their upcoming Desire2Learn courses. Online Education Support will begin the process of removing these migrated courses from Desire2Learn. Three things for instructors to know about this process: […]

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Instructors can allow iPads for LockDown Browser quizzes

Instructors have the option of allowing students to take a Respondus LockDown Browser quiz on an iPad. By default, requiring the LockDown Browser means that a student must use a Mac or Windows computer. If you wish to allow your students to take a LockDown Browser quiz on their iPads, you will need to opt […]

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July’s Continuous Delivery Updates

10-5-1

(This list is not all-inclusive. It only shows those changes that will impact faculty the most.) In Content Overdue assignments list added to Course Schedule view Learners can view an actionable list of overdue assignments in the new Overdue tab in the Course Schedule view of the Content tool. Course activities that have a due […]

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Respondus LockDown Browser for iPad

A version of the Respondus LockDown Browser is available for the iPad. An instructor that requires the LockDown Browser for a quiz can choose to allow students to take it on an iPad. A quiz requiring Respondus Monitor (which requires use of the LockDown Browser) can also be released to be taken on an iPad. The […]

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Issues with Macmillan LaunchPad

Macmillan Higher Education has reported that their LaunchPad application has connection problems with Washburn’s current version of Desire2Learn. The Macmillan imprint includes Bedford/St. Martin’s, WH Freeman, and Worth Publishers. If a D2L course uses a textbook from one of these publishers and the instructor incorporates the accompanying online materials, those materials will not be accessible […]

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June’s Continuous Delivery Updates

10-4-12-1

(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 […]

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