Thursday, December 18, 2014

How can Instructors copy content from a master course to a semester course?

Complete Course Copy in Desire2Learn

Example of a Course Copy in the Queue
Example of a Course Copy in the Queue

Complete Component Copy and Partial Component Copy

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Desire2Learn End of Semester Reminders Podcast

Releasing Final Grades in Desire2Learn

IMPORTANT NOTE:  If you are not displaying all users in your course on one page, you will need to expand the number of users to view a page
  1. Select Grades from the top line of the navigation bar. 
  2. Select Enter Grades.
  3. Scroll over to the Final Grades column.
  4. Select the Downward Facing Triangle by either the final calculated or final adjusted grade.
  5. Select Enter Grades.
  6. Click the Checkbox to select all users.  
  7. Select Release/Unrelease. This will add a check in the release column for each user.
  8. Select Save.
  9. Select Yes to confirm. The final grades will now be displayed to students.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Coming Soon: Grid View or Reading View for Discussions

Shortly after Fall 2014 Semester Students and Faculty will have the option to use Grid View or Reading View when viewing discussions.

Grid View:
will display the discussion posts in the traditional line-by-line view style, with post subjects displaying within the grid and details in a reading pane at the bottom.

Reading View:
will display the discussion posts in the text narrative thread style, with replied housed within the original thread.

To change your viewing style:
  1. Select Discussions from the Assessments or Communication drop-down menu on the Navigation Bar.
  2. Select Settings in the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Select the Radio Button next to Grid View or Reading View.
  4. Select Save.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

What request forms are available from the eLearning Department?

A variety of forms are available within the Resources Tab in MyLCC for Instructors to use to request various common services from the eLearning Department including:
  • Adobe Connect Account Request
  • Desire2Learn: Access for an Incomplete Request
  • Desire2Learn: Add a User to a Course Request
  • Desire2Learn: Course Deletion Request
  • Desire2Learn: Copy a Department or Other Users Course Request
  • Desire2Learn: Crosslisting Request
  • Desire2Learn: Feedback Form
  • Desire2Learn: Group Creation Request
  • Desire2Learn: Master Course Creation Request

To Access The eLearning Request Forms:

  1. Login to myLCC using your TUID and Password.
  2. Select the Resources Tab.
  3. The Desire2Learn CMS Information area is located in the center column.
  4. Select the Request Form you wish to use from the appropriate drop down menu.
  5. Select Go. The form will open in a new window. 
CMS Information Box from MyLCC

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Restoring Deleted Grade Items in Desire2Learn

Occasionally grade items may be unintentionally deleted from Desire2Learn gradebooks.  If this happens, an Instructor can restore the deleted grade items by doing the following:

  1. From the Course Home page, select Grades.
  2. On the Manage Grades screen, select the More Actions menu.
  3. Select Event Log.

On the Event Log screen, the history of created and deleted grade items is displayed.
To restore a deleted grade item, select the Blue Restore Link for that item.  The grade item will be returned to the gradebook.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Randomizing Quiz Questions in Desire2Learn

Desire2Learn quizzes can be configured so that each student receives a different set of quiz questions, or the same questions delivered in a different order.  Both of these options make use of random sections of quiz questions. 

After creating a random section in a quiz and importing questions, the number of questions per attempt can be specified.  Some or all of the questions in the section can be used each time a student takes the quiz.  The quiz questions will always be delivered in random order as well, meaning that every student will see a different quiz, even if all of the questions in the section are used.

For instructions on how to set up randomization in quizzes, please visit the eLearning Instructor Help Wiki at: