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!

Final Post: Grades

Hi Everyone!

The semester is coming to an end and Summer is right around the corner!

Before I leave you all I want to talk about Grades in D2L. It’s important to check your grades before the semester is over to make sure everything looks correct before professors submit your final grades. Once professors submit your grades they are final, and they cannot be adjusted.

Professors who post final grades to D2L can be found at the top of the Grades page in D2L, as shown below. CaptureNot all professors will use to D2L to post final grades. If you do not see your final grades in D2L they will be posted in WINS.

Also, be aware of a visual change in D2L. This will include icons and font. Nothing too major!

I hope you all have an easy finals week as well as an amazing Summer!

Thanks for your time!

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.

MyDesire2Learn

Hey everyone!

The end of the semester is coming to an end and many of us are scrambling to collect all the work that we have done over the course of the semester! If you are graduating or leaving the University, and have an ePortfolio, then it’s important to know about myDesire2Learn.

myDesire2Learn is a cloud-hosted ePortfolio that lets you import all your information from your ePortfolio in D2L.

To access myDesire2Learn log into D2L and click on the Export myDesire2Learn button on the right side of your D2L homepage.Capture

Next, a screen will appear that gives instructions on how Export your ePortfolio. You will first need to create a EduDentity account. When you have created your account and have returned to the D2L homepage, click on the Export to MyDesire2Learn button.capture 2

On the next page, click on the Add Items box. You can then select all the items you would like to export. After you have selected all the items you want, click Addcapture 4

Login to your EduDentity account on the pop-up screen. After you login the following screen will appear letting you know the status of your ePortfolio.

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After your ePortfolio has a status of complete you can login to your EduDentity account at https://www.mydesire2learn.com/d2l/login and your ePortfolio will be waiting for you, and you never have to worry about it going away!

If you have any questions regarding your ePortfolio please contact UW-W Desire2Learn Support.

Thanks for your time!

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.

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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 ltc@uww.edu .