Desire2Learn upgrade to 10.3

Tomorrow our instance of Desire2Learn will be upgraded to 10.3 .  D2L will not be available May 22nd, 2014.  Some of the features/enhancements you will see in 10.3 include:

  • New locations for menu items, such as Change Role
  • New Widget-Book List
  • New left-side tab
  • Enhancements to: Add Activities in Content area
  • Change file option
  • Discussion-students can now grade each others’ posts, restore option
  • Dropbox-grade students before they have submitted a post, evaluate link
  • Quiz-new assessment tab, ability to set time limits for review

Remember Desire2Learn will not be available on Thursday, May 22nd; so please plan accordingly.

For support contact online-ed-support@washburn.edu .

 

 

Desire2Learn Users Conference-Fusion 2014

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Annual Desire2Learn Global Users Conference  Main Conference: July 14 – 16, 2014          |          Nashville, Tennessee Early Bird registration deadline until Wednesday, May 14! Why should you attend? With over 135 breakouts scheduled, there will be no shortage of opportunities to learn and talk about the important topics driving change in education. [...]

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New Streaming Server-Ensemble and D2L Integration

Our new streaming server is in the implementation stage and staff are busy setting up and training on administration of the new Ensemble Video  server.  The Ensemble Video staff have also been busy working on a deeper integration with Desire2Learn that will be implemented with our upgrade to D2L 10.3 on May 22nd, 2014.  Many of you will [...]

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Welcome LuAnn Reece to Online Education Support

Please help me welcome LuAnn Reece to Washburn as a new employee in Online Education Support. LuAnn will fill the Online Education Support Specialist II position.  Her primary responsibilities will be support of faculty, students, and staff in the use of Desire2Learn and Respondus; as well as assisting Marc Routsong, Online Education Support Coordinator; in [...]

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Spring Training Opportunities

In Person Training Sign-up is NOT required. Come to any or all training sessions. All training will take place in Henderson 108. Lite Training – Covers communication tools, file upload, link sharing, and gradebook. (You only need to go to 1 session.) Tuesday, April 15 from 3:00-5:00 Thursday, April 24 from 3:00-5:00 Friday, May 2 [...]

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Desire2Learn Upgrade Sneak Peek

As you may have heard, we are going to be upgrading our Desire2Learn to a new version. There are some changes with this update. In order to prepare, we are offering sneak peeks of the new version. You can view it online or we will be offering in-person sneak peeks on the following dates and [...]

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Desire2Learn Upgrade – No access May 22

Washburn’s instance of Desire2Learn will be undergoing a system upgrade beginning May 22nd. During this upgrade, Desire2Learn will be unavailable to any user. For information regarding the semester scheduling surrounding this upgrade window, please see the Spring 2014 and Summer 2014 Academic Calendars.

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Desire2Learn Access

Faculty/Students, The upcoming hardware maintenance for Banner scheduled to start this evening (Friday, March 14th, 2014), WILL NOT affect access to Desire2Learn.  There will be a short maintenance window of work performed by Desire2Learn scheduled for Saturday, March 15th from 1:00AM-3:00AM CST and access during this time WILL BE affected. If you experience any further [...]

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Desire2Learn partial access issue 1-21-14

Last night (1-21-14) between 5:00 and 9:00pm, our campus experienced partial access issues to Desire2Learn (D2L).  Faculty and students were able to access D2L through MyWashburn courses but the direct access to Desire2Learn at https://d2l.washburn.edu/ was not working.  Full access to Desire2Learn has been restored and we do not anticipate any further issues.  We are [...]

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Respondus Lockdown Browser and Outlook

The Respondus Lockdown Browser blocks communication and capture software and applications from running while the Lockdown Browser is running. There are some programs that the Respondus Lockdown Browser requires the user to close manually. Some Washburn users may have Microsoft Outlook as their email client application. The Respondus Lockdown Browser requires that this application be [...]

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