Instructor Support Survey iPad Winners

Thank you to all the instructors who participated in completing the the Learning Technology Center’s (LTC) Instructor Support Survey! We had over 100 instructors participate and will be using the results to ensure that the LTC is meeting instructors needs in regards to our services, support, and programming.

We held the iPad drawing and our lucky winners are Andy Dahl and Rachelle Yankelevitz.

Congratulations to our winners and another thank you to everyone who provided feedback!

Learning Management System Update

As some of you may have heard, the current UW System contract for Desire2Learn (D2L) will end on June 30, 2018. As a result of the D2L contract expiration, the UW System is undertaking a rigorous requirements-gathering process through Summer and Fall 2016. This process will include significant input and feedback from instructors, students and staff from all of the UW System institutions. Information gathered in this process will be used to create and issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) near the end of Fall 2016 with the objective of selecting the digital learning environment for the UW System by the conclusion of Spring 2017.

This is an excellent opportunity to truly evaluate what our instructors, students and staff need in a digital learning environment and for the UW System to select the product that best suits these needs in alignment with our strategic direction.

We will provide updates as we have more information.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact UW-W D2L Support.

D2L eGrading Process Available for Spring 2016

The D2L eGrading process is now available for the Spring 2016 semester.  This process allows instructors to transfer final grades from their Desire2Learn Gradebook directly to their WINS Grade Roster.

If you prefer step by step documentation, that can be found at: WINS eGrading Overview.

If you have any questions or concerns with the eGrading process, please contact UW-W Desire2Learn Support.

Desire2Learn Known Issues

There are currently 2 high priority tickets open with Desire2Learn that have came up this week.

1) Discussion Statistics.  Users clicking on the Statistics option in the discussions tool may experience an error message: “Error: Internal Error There was an error processing the page you requested.”  Users may be able to work around the issue be accessing the statistics for a forum or topic through the “View Form Statistics” or “View Topic Statistics” options in the drop-down menus next to those items.

2) [RESOLVED] Quizzing Grading Screen.  When accessing grade options within the quiz tools, users may receive an internal error.  We do not have a work around at this time.

We will let you know as soon as these issues are resolved.  Thank you for your patience!

If you have any additional questions, please contact UW-W Desire2Learn Support.