October 2018 Release

Assignments – New assignment types | New On paper submission and Observed in person assignment submission types are now available in Assignments. These new assignment submission types do not require users to make a file submission for them to be completed. This allows instructors to create assignments for a wide variety of activities, not just […]

September 2018 Release

Content – Print/Download Function added to Overview | New Users can now download and print an uploaded syllabus from the Course Overview area of Content . Note that if the d2l.System.Services.DocumentConversion.IsEnabled configuration variable is enabled, all document types except PDF will display the Download and Print options (PDF will only display the Download button). If the configuration variable is not enabled, only GIF, […]

August 2018 Release

Turnitin – Improvements to version 2 of the Turnitin Integration | Updated The following improvements have been made to version 2 of the Turnitin (TII) integration: Learners can also view GradeMark feedback in User Progress under Grades and in Content. Error and status messages are being improved upon. Rubrics – Improvements to rubric feedback for learners | […]

Accessible Multimedia

Video and audio content can help to make web pages and course curriculum more engaging. However, they can also erect barriers unless delivered with accessibility in mind. When delivering video content, you must consider the following accessibility issues: Some people are unable to hear audio. Therefore, audio content such as audio-recorded lectures or podcasts must […]

Accessible Documents

The following best practices are provided to help you maximize the accessibility of your documents.  The resources available support both faculty and staff creating materials for the public.  Each resource listed below links to a how-to page.  Each page also provides a printable cheatsheet for reference. Microsoft Products Microsoft Word Microsoft Word is currently the […]

Gradebook Setup

Grade Settings Select Grades on the course navigation menu and then select Settings. Select the Calculation Options Select Weighted or Points. Select whether ungraded items are dropped or treated as zero. Save then Close. Add Grade Categories From the Manage Grades tab select New and then Category.  Enter the category Name. Enter the category Weight (if […]