Friday, January 16, 2015

Best Practice: Saving Answers on Quiz Questions

When completing a quiz, it is highly recommended that as you answer each question you select the save button at the bottom of the question. Saving each question can prevent the loss of any quiz answers during the completion of the quiz.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Grid View or Reading View for Discussions

Students can change the way messages are displayed in discussion forums and topics by choosing to display messages in either a Grid or Reading Style (default style). Each style presents posts in a distinctly different fashion without affecting content.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you access a discussion through the content area, the discussion will display in Reading View only through the Content Viewer. If you wish to use the Grid View, you must access the discussions through the Assessments or Communication drop-down menu on the Navigation Bar.

To change your viewing style:
  1. Select Discussions from the Assessments or Communication drop-down menu on the Navigation Bar.
  2. Select Settings in the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Select the Radio Button next to Grid View or Reading View.
    • Grid View - Presents a list of posts and replies in the topic that can be selected and individually displayed in the message pane below.
    • Reading View -  Presents each post and reply as a stream of messages, allowing for continuous reading of posts.
  4. Select Save.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Would you like to review the syllabus for your course?

Students are able to view the Concourse Syllabus for their course prior to the start date of the course. To view the Concourse Syllabus for a specific course:

1. On the My Home page of Desire2Learn, select Concourse Syllabus System from the navigation bar in the upper left corner of the screen.

2. The courses you are currently enrolled in should be listed under My Courses. To view the syllabus of a specific course, select the Title of the course.

3. If you do not see a course syllabus you are looking for,  enter the Section Number/CRN (Example: 23456) in the search box and select enter on your keyboard.

4. Select the Syllabus you wish to view from the search results.

If you have questions or technical issues regarding using the Concourse Syllabus System, please contact the LCC Help Desk at (517) 483-5221 or

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Would you like to provide feedback to the eLearning Department regarding Desire2Learn?

REMINDER: A Desire2Learn Feedback Form is available to suggest functionality changes within Desire2Learn that would improve efficiency for student learning/success and/or content delivery as it relates to Desire2Learn.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Accessing Grades in Desire2Learn

  • Grades: Students can review their grades in Desire2Learn by selecting the Grades link from the navigation toolbar.
    IMPORTANT NOTE: Official grades for courses will be available in Banner after the end date of the course.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

What services are available to students?

There are many services available to students before, during, and after taking online, hybrid, or technology enhanced face-to-face courses at Lansing Community College. You can access a list of links to these student services from one of two locations:

LCC Student Link List within Desire2Learn