Meet Teaching, Learning, and Technology Consultant Candidates

The campus community is invited to attend the open forums to meet the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Consultant candidates.

Sarah Etlinger will be joining us on Wednesday, August 16th from 2:30 – 3:00pm in the University Center, room 264.

James McKay will be joining us on Thursday, August 17th from 11:30 – Noon in the University Center, room 264.

 

 

Desire2Learn 10.7 Upgrade – June 14th/15th

There is an upgrade to Desire2Learn scheduled to start at 9:30pm on Wednesday, June 14th and be completed by 10:30am on Thursday, June 15th.  During this time, you will not be able to access Desire2Learn.  Please plan your summer course work accordingly.  We are in the process of creating a “What’s New?“ document and will make it available in the coming weeks.  We do not foresee any more changes with this update.

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

Annual D2L Course Cleanup Process

We recently discovered that the Fall 2012 through Summer 2013 purge was NOT processed last year. This years purge will contain all courses between Fall 2012 and Summer 2014. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

In order to maintain optimal storage capacity and ensure the ongoing smooth operation of D2L, a purge of older courses from the system is conducted annually by the UW System Utility.

We’ve begun to prepare for this year’s D2L Course Cleanup process that will take place on Friday, April 28th, 2017. On April 28th, courses from Fall 2012 through Summer 2014 will be purged from the D2L system. Instructors with one or more D2L courses slated to be purged were contacted via email on Monday, March 6th.

The D2L Course Cleanup resources site is available with more information on the Cleanup process and instructions on how to export course materials and student data.

If you have any questions or concerns about the D2L Course Cleanup process or need assistance, please contact UW-W D2L Support.

LockDown Browser Legacy Config Fix

respondus-ldbThe D2L upgrade in June of 2016 introduced a new way to configure and setup quizzes to use the Respondus Lockdown Browser.  We were recently made aware that if you copy content into your course that was created prior to June 8th 2016, the quiz will not work until you visit the new “LockDown Browser” Dashboard and fix the settings.

There are 3 issues to be aware of:

  1. Content created prior to June 8th, 2016 will be copied with the legacy config.  Follow the steps below to correct the issue.
  2. The first time you load the LockDown Browser Dashboard in the course, it may not show the correct information.  Be sure to load the dashboard at least 2 times to confirm your quiz configuration is correct.  This issue is confirmed and being worked on by Respondus.
  3. When configured, the quiz name will have “Requires Respondus LockDown Browser” added to the end of the name.  You cannot remove this or it will break the configuration.  If you did remove it, follow the steps below to correct the issue.

To correct this issue, perform the following:

  1. In your Course, click on the “Quizzes” item on the menu.
  2. Select the “LockDown Browser” item. (Due to an additional issue, you will have to load the screen at least 2 times before the correct information shows)
  3. If you see “Fix It” buttons, click them for each quiz to fix the configuration issues.
  4. Be sure to load the LockDown Browser dashboard at least two times to verify that everything is correct.

Fix It LockDown Browser

If you have any questions or comments about this issue, please contact UW-W Desire2Learn Support.

D2L eGrading Process Available for Fall 2016

The D2L eGrading process is now available for the Fall 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.