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 LockDown Browser & Monitor Dashboard widget obsolete, and it will be deprecated and eventually removed.

Enrollment in the IRB Course in D2L

Any Washburn user who has a Desire2Learn account can access the (IRB) Institutional Review Board course. A user who is enrolled in the IRB course accesses it through the course link on their D2L homepage in the My Courses widget under All Semesters. If you need to access the IRB course and do not see that course link, […]

Continue reading...

September’s Continuous Delivery Updates

Copy Course Components, Import/Export/Copy Components page showing the ability to select View History

(This list is not all-inclusive. It only shows those changes that will impact faculty the most.) Changes to Copy Selected Components In order to mitigate the risk that large courses may result in a timeout for users, the process is moving to an asynchronous workflow. Moving the selected components workflow into an asynchronous job avoids […]

Continue reading...

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 […]

Continue reading...

August’s Continuous Delivery Updates


(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 […]

Continue reading...

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 […]

Continue reading...

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 […]

Continue reading...

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: […]

Continue reading...

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 […]

Continue reading...

July’s Continuous Delivery Updates


(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 […]

Continue reading...