Thursday, October 30, 2014

Deleting Content in Desire2Learn

When an Instructor chooses to delete a content item or module from the Content area, two options are available when delete is selected:

If you wish to keep the associated files/activities (ex. quiz, discussion, etc.) but delete the link to the Content area only, select the first option of "Remove the topic from Content but keep the associate file or activity in the course".


If you wish to delete everything, including the associated files, the content link, etc., select the second option of "Perminantly delete both the topic from Content and associated file or activity from the course".


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Viewing Access Dates and Grades for Dropped Students

If an Instructor has a student that has been dropped from a course in Desire2Learn, some of the data for that student may still be available for an Instructor to access including grades and the last date that the student has accessed the course.

To Access Data for Dropped Students:
  1. Select Classlist from the Communication drop-down menu on the navigation bar.
  2. Select Enrollment Statistics.
  3. Locate the Student you wish to view information for in the withdrawals section.
    NOTE: The last date that the student accessed your course will be listed to the right of the student's name.
  4. Select the Downward-Facing Triangle next to the student's name.
  5. Select Grades to display any recorded grades for the student.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Disabling Emails and Alerts in Quiz Settings

In the quiz settings, Instructors have the ability to disable access to Desire2Learn email and alerts during a quiz by selecting the "Disable email and alerts" checkbox in the Optional Advanced Properties of the Properties Tab of a Quiz.This can be a useful option if an Instructor is using timed quizzes with only one attempt allowed to keep a student from accessing other areas of Desire2Learn during their quiz.


It is important to note that this option impacts Desire2Learn email and alerts in ALL COURSES, not just the one that the quiz is being given in. As such, if you are allowing students to exit and return to quizzes or offer multiple attempts, it is recommended that this setting not be used as it can impact a student's access to email in their other courses as seen in the image below.


If you have any questions regarding using this setting, please feel free to contact the eLearning Department at (517) 483-1839 or lcc_elearning@lcc.edu.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Listening to HTML Content with ReadSpeaker

Fully integrated with Desire2Learn, ReadSpeaker will read an HTML page to a user by simply selecting the Listen button in the ReadSpeaker toolbar at the top of a page in the Content Viewer.

For more information on how to use ReadSpeaker, please visit: http://lcc-elearning-student.wikispaces.com/ReadSpeaker+Overview

Thursday, October 2, 2014

How to Download Entire Modules from the Content Area

Users are able to download all of the available content in a module at once without having to go into each individual topic separately.  

To download entire modules:
  1. Select a Module form the Table of Contents.
  2. Select the Downward-Facing Triangle next to the module's title.
  3. Select Download from the menu. 
  4. Save the Zipped File containing all of the downloadable topics to your computer.



Thursday, September 25, 2014

Paging Quiz Questions

Paging questions in a Desire2Learn quiz means breaking up the questions into different pages within the quiz itself. This helps to reduce the amount of questions on the screen at one time while also auto-saving student responses as they move to the next page of the quiz. This helps to reduce the chance of students losing their answers if their computer crashes while taking a quiz.

To Set Up Paging for Quiz Questions:
  1. Select Quizzes from the Assessments drop-down menu on the navigation bar.
  2. Select a Quiz from the list.
  3. Under the Quiz Questions heading, enter a Number of questions per page in the field.
  4. Select Apply.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Streaming Video Available from LCC Library

Looking for videos to help students understand curriculum concepts?  Do you have students who are visual or auditory learners? There are now thousands of streaming videos available through the Library that can be integrated into your Desire2Learn courses. Streaming videos even include transcripts and citation help for students.

Use the Find Videos page to search for all videos available through the Library, or search directly in our two streaming video databases:
  • NBC Learn provides educational videos on a variety subjects that can be viewed on your computer and embedded in faculty course management accounts. Sign up for the NBC Learn newsletter to get ideas for how to integrate video into your courses.
  • Films on Demand provides NBC News and historic film and video archives with more than 12,000 stories from the 1920s up to current day. Also includes NBC News resources for Higher Education, current events, and original science videos.

Then, follow the instructions for Embedding Videos in Desire2Learn and Linking to Videos in Desire2Learn and learn how to: