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) 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.

Transitioning to TurningPoint Cloud Webinar

Turning Technologies will be offering a series of complimentary webinars to help acclimate current users to their newest software, TurningPoint Cloud. Learn about new features and enhancements that have been introduced from customer feedback to effectively engage students, measure understanding and track progress.


The topics included are “Creating an Account”, “Downloading Software”, “Starting a ResponseWare Session”, and “Differences between Softwares and Reports”.

You can register below:

Thursday, April 28th at 3:00pm

Tuesday, May 3rd at 10:00am

Wednesday May 11th at 2:00pm

If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to email us at .


Community of Practice for Online/Blended Education

DSC_3940All University of Wisconsin-Whitewater faculty and staff are invited to participate in a campus-wide community of practice for online and blended education.

The purpose of our meetings is to build community and meet others who are excited about teaching in the online and/or blended format.

Our next meeting will take place on Friday, April 22, in UC 266 from 2-4 pm.

Why participate?  

  • Share ideas & resources
  • Ask questions
  • Learn from your colleagues

Please register:


Accessibility and D2L: April 20 & 21, 2016

DSC_3956The innovative use of technology in higher education continues to provide new possibilities for enhancing teaching and learning. The Learning Technology Center (LTC) Spring 2016 “Snackable Series” is a special collaboration with the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD).

This workshop will explore the most common issues regarding accessibility in D2L, and advice for better results.  Topics will include document types, tables, colors, pop-up windows, alt-tags, and screen-readers.

Accessibility and D2L Sessions:
Wednesday, April 20, 2016:  Noon to 1 p.m.
Location:  iCIT Training Center, McGraw 112

Thursday, April 21, 2016:  11 a.m. to Noon
WebEx Link:

If you have any questions, please contact the Learning Technology Center.

Instructor Support Survey

LTC_Logo_FBThe Learning Technology Center (LTC) has developed a survey in order to better understand the changing service, support, and technology needs of instructors on campus.

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey so the LTC can evaluate our current services and identify new areas to further support instructors here at UWW.

You can find the survey here: 

Your feedback counts! Please complete the survey by 11:59pm on Friday, April 29.

All participation is voluntary and responses are anonymous. The survey takes around 15 minutes to complete and upon completion of the survey you will be asked to enter your name into a drawing for 2 iPads!

If you have any questions, please contact the Learning Technology Center.

Update to TurningPoint Cloud

On Tuesday April 26th at 11:00am, the LTC will be holding a workshop to introduce the newest version of our Student Response System, Turning Point Cloud.

This session will talk about the relevant updates to TurningPoint Cloud, including the licensing model changes.  This change will impact all clicker users.

Tuesday April 26th: 11 a.m. to Noon
Location: iCIT Training Center, McGraw 112
Please Register:

Updated documentation can be found here:

If you have any questions regarding current clicker issues, or anything that’s coming, let us know by calling us at 262.472.1004 or


Fall 2016 Course Requests Available

Fall 2016 D2L course requests are available in the D2L Course Request Application.

As a reminder, course requests for a semester become available on the first day of priority registration for students, and course shells for D2L need to be requested for every semester you plan on using D2L.

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

Exploring the Next-Generation Digital Learning Environment: Opportunities and Challenges

ELIOn April 27-28, 2016 from 11:00 – 2:30 p.m., you are invited to join members of the UW-Whitewater community to attend, “Exploring the Next-Generation Digital Learning Environment: Opportunities and Challenges,” a two-day, online focus session, organized by the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) (

Join your campus colleagues for an important face-to-face dialogue while exchanging ideas with ELI’s national online teaching and learning community on the subject of the Next-Generation Digital Learning Environment:

Here’s a paradox: grousing about the LMS is a favorite sport on most campuses. Yet nobody seems to think they could possibly do without one (or two or three). This successor environment will be enabled by digital technology, driven by a vision of a learner-centered approach to higher education, and will demand a great deal of innovation and creativity to realize it. During this focus session we’ll review some of the discoveries that informed the ideas in the ELI’s NGDLE white paper, and then, together with participants, collaboratively unpack the key components of this next-generation environment including

  • interoperability
  • accessibility and UDL
  • learning analytics, advising, and assessment
  • leadership and organizational considerations

By engaging in the focus session program, participants will

  • Understand the scope of a next-generation digital learning environment,
  • Learn about the teaching and learning community’s consensus on what this environment needs to enable,
  • Explore the ways in which the NGDLE framework is relevant to your institutional opportunities and challenges, and
  • Learn about current and possible future applications and practices that are consonant with the NGDLE framework.

Event Details:

April 27, 2016, 11:00 am-2:30 pm
Location:  UC 69
Please register:  Day 1 Exploring the Next-Generation Digital Learning Environment: Opportunities and Challenges

April 28, 2016, 11:00 am-2:30 pm
Location:  UC 68a
Please register:  Day 2 Exploring the Next-Generation Digital Learning Environment: Opportunities and Challenges

Full program details can be found at

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact the Learning Technology Center.