There was an upgrade to Desire2Learn on Thursday, June 15th and if you weren’t teaching you may have missed it. D2L received a handful of new features, and fixed a slew of outstanding issues. We are excited to share all of these with you.
This post will highlight a few items we believe are the most impactful, but a more complete “What’s New?“ document is available here: https://spaces.uww.edu/x/TwF5
Additional Functionality for Creating Group Discussions
When creating a new Discussion Topic, there is now a “Topic Type” option. This adds the ability to create a Group or Section topic that is available to everyone, but only allows students to see threads created by users in their same group or section.
Updated Quiz Question Authoring Experience
A visual redesign of the Quizzes tool to improve the usability of creating and editing Multiple Choice, True/False, Short Answer, and Long Answer questions. Instructors are able to opt out of the new change individually.
Turnitin / GradeMark Enhancements
Dates are now correctly set in the Turnitin side to avoid the “Error communicating with Turnitin” error.
When you copy Turnitin-enabled folders into another course, you can now enable all folders at once.
If you have any questions or concerns about this upgrade, please contact UW-W D2L Support.