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.

D2L eGrading Process Available for Spring 2015

The D2L eGrading process is now available for the Spring 2015 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.

Respondus Webinars and Product Training – February 2015

respondus-R-m4CRespondus has a number of 45-minute sessions scheduled for February to provide live demonstrations of their software applications, as well as tips for getting started.

LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor: Prevent Cheating During Exams*
This comprehensive training webinar is intended for instructors who plan to use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor with online exams. The session is 45 minutes, plus a Q&A period at the end.

*Note: If you are interested in using Respondus Monitor, please contact the Learning Technology Center.

Respondus 4.0: Create & Manage Exam Content
Learn how to save time by creating and managing your online exams with Respondus 4, including importing test questions from Word files, using official publisher test banks, and more. The session is 45 minutes, plus a Q&A period at the end.

StudyMate: Engage Students with Learning Activities and Games
Learn how to engage students with course content by quickly and easily creating learning activities and self-assessments. This session will include both StudyMate Author and StudyMate Class. The session is 45 minutes, plus a Q&A period at the end.

If you have any questions regarding the Respondus Webinars, please contact the UW-W Learning Technology Center.

 

 

D2L eGrading Process Available for Fall 2014

The D2L eGrading process is now available for the Fall 2014 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.

WebEx Upgrade Tonight: September 3, 2014

Cisco has scheduled an upgrade to WebEx, our web conferencing service, tonight, Wednesday, September 3, 2014. The upgrade will take place between 9:00 p.m. September 3 and 2:00 a.m. September 4 (Central Standard Time).

Upon entering a WebEx session after the upgrade, all meeting hosts and attendees will be asked to download a new version of the WebEx Meeting Center software. Users should follow the prompts to download and install the software on their computer. Once the software has been installed, the user will be required to restart their web browser.

Here are several of the new WebEx features users will enjoy:

  • New user interface with modern look and feel.
  • New “WebEx ball” icon.
  • New icons and panels with consolidated controls and “Quick Start” tabs.
  • Users can now resize the video pane.
  • Introduction of “Collaboration Meeting Rooms.”
  • Ability to allow a host to leave a meeting without being required to end the meeting.
  • The host role can be automatic transferred.

Please see Cisco’s “What’s new on WebEx Meetings?” video and “What’s New Cheat Sheet” to learn more about the new WebEx Web Conferencing service.

We recommend that users allow extra time to become familiar with the new interface before entering into a WebEx meeting.

The ICIT Technology Training team is in the process of updating UW-Whitewater documentation to reflect the changes. Revised information will be posted to our campus WebEx service web page as soon as possible.

D2L v10.3 Discussion Tool Changes

The latest upgrade in D2L to version 10.3 included a complete interface overhaul of the Discussions tool. This new interface includes a change to the structure of Discussions and some new features, which are outlined in the video below.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Discussions tool or the changes, please contact UW-W D2L Support.

D2L eGrading Process Now Open for Spring 2014

The D2L eGrading process allows instructors to transfer final grades from their D2L Gradebook to their WINS Grade Roster in a few simple steps. This process is currently open and available for instructors to transfer their semester grades from D2L to WINS.

For more information on how to use this process, please see the following Instructional Resources wiki pages:

We also have a video available to guide you through the first two steps:

If you need additional assistance with your Gradebook or if you have eGrading questions, please contact UW-W D2L Support.

Turnitin Net-ID Authentication Available!

tii-logoInstructors and students can now login to Turnitin services using their UW-W Net-ID.  If you have an existing account with the service, the first time you login in you will need to enter your turnitin.com password to link your accounts together.  If you have forgotten your password, you can use the forgot password option to reset it.  Previously, instructor accounts were created as needed by the Learning Technology Center.

Google Chrome Users: There is currently an issue preventing you from accepting the terms of service box (this only happens during your first login).  Until the issue is fixed, you will need to login initially from an alternate browser.

To access Turnitin, initiate the login by going to http://go.uww.edu/turnitin.

Wait, I thought Turnitin was integrated into D2L?
Turnitin has three core services: OriginalityCheck, GradeMark and PeerMark.  Currently, only the OriginalityCheck and GradeMark are integrated into the Desire2Learn Dropbox.  Additional information is available here: Configuring Originality Check in the D2L Dropbox.

When do I need to login directly to turnitin.com?
There are two main reasons why you would need to login to turnitin.com

  1. If you are looking to utilize PeerMark in your course, then you will need to login directly to the Turnitin website.
  2. If you have a single paper from a student that you would like to submit to the originality check, this currently cannot be done via Desire2Learn.  This can be accomplished from the Turnitin website.

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

D2L Inline Document Viewer Issue with Flash Modules

With the overhaul of the Content area of Desire2Learn (D2L), we discovered that the new inline document viewer has an issue that impacts some Flash modules/activities that may be embedded in your content.  We know that Flash versions of iSpring and legacy eTEACH presentations trigger an issue with the inline document viewer.  It appears to only impact Flash modules that are designed to scale to fit the size of the window they are in.

The easiest workaround to view these presentations is to use the “View content in new window” link.  This however will not stop the module from running in the parent window which may be confusing to students.

Unfortunately, there is currently not a clean workaround to update the links in D2L.  Follow the steps below to correct the issue:

  1. In the content area, click “New” and choose “Create a File”
  2. In the course file, use the html editor to “Insert a Quicklink”
  3. From the “Insert a Quicklink” screen, select “Course File”, click “Add File” and choose the file from the “Course Offering Files”.
  4. Enter text into the “Link Caption” field.
  5. Under “Open In” be sure to choose “New Window”
  6. Click “Insert” and then “Publish” to save and post the new course file
  7. Remove or change the status to “Draft” for the old link.

If you have any questions concerning this, please contact UW-W D2L Support.

Snackable Series: E-Service Learning

snackable-logo-fall2013The Learning Technology Center (LTC) is pleased to invite faculty and instructional staff to attend the next free session in the Snackable Series “Solving Teaching Challenges One Byte at a Time.” In the “Snackable Series” sessions, a specific learning technology is spotlighted. The next session will be held October 16th and 17th and focuses on E-service learning.

Service learning is a powerful tool to foster critical thinking, engage your students, and promote civic engagement. E-service learning is a service learning program or project conducted online. This format allows students limited by work obligations and geography to participate. This session will introduce some formats for online service learning, some common partnerships, and the practices of other faculty.

The dates, times, and location for this snackable are as follows:

Wednesday, October 16, 2013: Noon to 1 p.m.
Thursday, October 17, 2013: 11 a.m. to Noon
Location: iCIT Training Center, McGraw 112

Register online today for this “Snackable Series” session, seating is limited: http://signup.uww.edu

If you have any questions regarding the Snackable Series and its sessions, please contact the UW-W Learning Technology Center.