Thursday, July 10, 2014

Taking Timed Quizzes in Desire2Learn

Some quizzes in D2L may have time limits. When a quiz has a time limit, all of the questions must be answered within the amount of time listed on the quiz.  Before clicking the Start Quiz button, check to see if an amount of time is specified for your quiz. For the below example, a time limit of five minutes has been set.


It’s important to know that once you click the Start Quiz button, the quiz timer will continue to count down, even if you close the quiz.  Once the timer starts counting, it will not stop until the quiz is submitted. In the below example, the quiz has a five minute limit, and only three minutes remain in the quiz.  If the quiz were closed and opened again in ten minutes, no time would be left to complete the quiz.


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Are you in a group in your Desire2Learn course?

As a student you are able to see a variety of information about the group you are assigned to in Desire2Learn by accessing the Groups are from the Communications drop-down menu. From the Groups area in Desire2Learn, you can:

  1. Quickly see who your group members are by selecting the number within the Members column.
  2. Access any discussions or dropboxes that are associate with your group under the Discussion and Dropbox columns.
  3. Easily email your group members by selecting the envelope icon under the Email column.

 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Would you like to print your Desire2Learn gradebook?

Students are able to access their semester courses for two weeks after the end date of the course in Banner. During this time, students may wish to print their assignment grades for their records. Students can access and print their grades by doing the following:

  1. Navigate to the course you wish to print grades for.
  2. Select Grades.
  3. Select Print from the upper right corner.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Do you want to know what online courses are offered each semester?

Each semester, a separate list of online courses and hybrid courses are developed for students to review prior to making their registration decisions. Typically, online courses fill up quickly so students who wish to take online courses may wish to register earlier. Links to these course lists are available on the Student Resources page of the eLearning website as well as at the links below.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Do you know how to purchase textbooks for your courses?

Textbooks are a requirement for many courses at Lansing Community College, including online courses! Students who are taking online courses are able to search the textbook database for the titles of their textbooks to purchase from a variety of sources. There are also several academic bookstores that allow students to search for their textbooks and purchase the required books to be delivered to their home.

For more information, please visit: http://www.lcc.edu/schedule/attending-class/books/

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Course Help Menu on the Navigation Bar

Do you need in-course assistance with various tools within Desire2Learn?

A Course Help menu is available on the course navigation bar at the top of the page within all courses using the default settings. This menu provides links to the eLearning Wiki for the most commonly used tools within Desire2Learn such as Discussions, Dropboxes, and Quizzes!


Thursday, May 29, 2014

User Progress in Desire2Learn

As a student you have the ability to view your progress within a course. The Desire2Learn User Progress Tool will provide a summary of all activity in the course as well as a more detailed breakdown of each area such as quizzes, discussions, and dropboxes. To view your progress within a course follow the steps below:

  1. Select User Progress from the Course Progress drop-down menu on the Navigation Bar.
  2. Select the Report Category you wish to view your progress of.
  3. Review your Progress.

NOTE: Instructors can also view the user progress for all students within a course.