Effective December 14, 2013
What's New in D2L Version 10.2?
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Changes to Content Area and Discussion View
Course Content Upgrades:
New feature includes an Overview, Bookmarks, and Upcoming Events navigation area. Course Overview provides instructors with an optional place for course information. Course Bookmarks allow users to quickly move to areas commonly viewed. Course Upcoming Events displays course events, due dates, etc. for the next seven days.
Redesigned Content Tool:
The layout of modules and topics has been redesigned to provide easier navigation and workflows. Modules are organized in a Table of Contents panel on the left; when a module is selected in the Table of Contents, the corresponding topics open in the content area to the right. Modules and topics can now be dragged and dropped within the frame to reorder content. It is also now possible to drag and drop supported files directly from your computer into a module. A new built-in-document viewer allows Microsoft Word and PowerPoint documents to open in a browser without launching the application. It is also possible to navigate using links at the top of the page as well as a pop-out, side panel menu as you view a content topic page.
New Discussion View
An improved reading view provides an easy-to-scan area with the most recent author information, and unread posts counts for easy to see activity. Threads with recent activity appear at the top by default, but can be filtered in more ways than ever.
Improved Student Progress Tracking
The class progress page (Assessments > User Progress) provides student performance across the entire class and through four indicators of performance. From within the settings menu, instructors can select up to four indicators or progress which they can use to monitor how students are performing in their class. (see completion method below). Instructors can also search for specific students or view the class as a group.
Redesigned to provide comprehensive progress reports with a better presentation through the use of visualizations, and with improved navigation between users, between courses, and between tools. Navigate quickly to a catagory from the navigation bar on the left and view a detailed report of each category on the right.
Completion Method Icon
This tool is used to assist both instructor and student to determine course progression. Instructors have the option to choose to automatically record the progress when a student accesses an item or require the student to indicate (by checking the box) that they have viewed and completed an item.
Instructors will have the ability to set a dropbox folder due date, independently of the folder availability.
Improved grades display allows instructors to manage the grade display in various learning activities (dropbox quizzes, etc.) in addition to the Grades view. This way, students can see the same grade in both the tool feedback area and the grades area.
The ease of building and navigating a course has been greatly improved. The 10.2 enhanced user experience makes D2L a more intuitive and user-friendly platform.
The NAV bar tabs have not changed and have the same resources as version 10, while still located at the top of the page. The documentation is presently being updated and will be available from the course home page for both student and faculty when the upgrade is complete.
The Learning Technology Center does welcome your feedback and can assist you with any instructional technological needs.