Thursday, May 21, 2015

Did you know that the Content area of D2L features an Overview page that an Instructor can place important information in?

The Overview page is a setup to be the first page that a student sees when the first enter the Content section of your course. This page can be used to provide initial information for the course, such as:
  • General overview statement for the course
  • Welcome message and Instructor information
  • Initial instructions for beginning the course

The Overview page will only appear the first time a student enters the content area but can always be accessed from the left column of the Content page. Instructors can either type in their information directly into the Overview page or upload a single document to the page.



Thursday, May 14, 2015

How can Instructors copy content from one course to another?

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, May 7, 2015

Exporting Grades in D2L

The Export Grades function found in the D2L Gradebook is the simplest way to archive gradebook data outside of D2L for records retention. By exporting your grades to a Microsoft Excel or CSV spreadsheet, you are able to save your semester grades in a format that can be downloaded and emailed to department support staff for archiving.




NOTE: For text instructions on how to export your final grades, please visit the
D2L Instructor Wiki at: http://lcc-elearning.wikispaces.com/Exporting+Grades

Thursday, April 30, 2015

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, April 23, 2015

Switching the Start page of your Gradebook

Do you want to save yourself a ton of clicks over a semester by going directly to the Enter Grades screen when you select Grades from the Course Navigation Bar? You can do this by switching the start page of your gradebook from the Manage Grades screen to the Enter Grades screen within the Grade Book Settings.
  1. Select Grades from the top line of the navigation bar.
  2. Select Settings in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  3. Select Enter Grades from the default grades area drop-down menu.

  4. Select Save.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Manually Grading Quizzes

Instructors are able to manually grade quizzes by attempt as well as by question. Grading by attempt will allow the Instructor to grade each complete quiz attempt before moving on to the next user/attempt. Grading by question will allow the Instructor to grade the same question for all attempts before moving on to the next question.
  
To Grade a Quiz by Attempt:
  1. Select Quizzes from the Assessments drop-down menu on the navigation bar.
  2. Select the Downward Facing Triangle next to the quiz you would like to grade.
  3. Select Grade.
  4. Select the Attempt you would like to grade.
  5. Enter the Score for each question attempt you are grading.
  6. If necessary, use the Question Feedback text box to add written feedback.
    NOTE: You may need to expand this section in order to see the text box.
  7. Select Save and Close.
  8. Repeat Steps 4-7 for each attempt you wish to grade.
To Grade a Quiz by Question:
  1. Select Quizzes from the Assessments drop-down menu on the navigation bar.
  2. Select the Downward Facing Triangle next to the quiz you would like to grade.
  3. Select Grade.
  4. Select the Question Tab.
  5. Select the Question you would like to grade.

  6. Enter the Score for each question you are grading.
    NOTE: You can change the number of users to view per page with the drop-down menu at the top of the Grade Question screen.
  7. If necessary, use the Question Feedback text box to add written feedback.
    NOTE: You may need to expand this section in order to see the text box.
  8. Select Save.