Thursday, August 21, 2014

Downloading Course Content

If you are experiencing long load times while previewing documents in the content viewer, you can also download the document onto your computer in two ways:

1. Scroll to the bottom of the content viewer and select the Download button.

2. Within the Table of Contents, select the Downward-Facing Triangle and then select Download.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Posting to a Discussion Topic

In the Discussions Area, you will see a list of available forums and topics. Once you select a topic, you will see a list of available threads created by users within the course:

  • Forums are used to organize discussions into categories.
  • Topics are the individual discussion subjects for each forum.
  • Threads are responses by a user to the discussion topic.
    NOTE: All replies to a thread will be viewable within that thread.

Composing a Discussion Thread

  1. Select Discussions from the Assessments or Communication drop-down menu on the navigation bar.
  2. Select the Topic Thread you wish to post to within a discussion forum.
    NOTE: If you see the work Moderated below the topic title, the post will not appear until the Instructor approves it.
  3. Select Start New Thread from the toolbar. This will open a new window.
  4. Enter your message title in the Subject textbox.
  5. Enter your message content in the Message box.
  6. Select Post to submit the message.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Did you know there is a search option in the Content area of Desire2Learn?

If you need to locate a topic quickly, you can type a keyword into the search field in upper left corner of the Content area and Desire2Leanr will display any available items linked to Content that fit the search criteria. This is a great way to find specific materials when there are many modules open and available within a course.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Using the Equation Editor in Desire2Learn

Students may be required to use the equation editor in Desire2Learn to complete discussion posts or quizzes in their online or hybrid courses. The equation editor allows a student to create complex graphical equations that are not possible using standard keyboard functions.

The below video will detail how use the equation editor to create a graphical equation within a discussion post in Desire2Learn:

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Viewing a Quiz Submission in Desire2Learn

Once you have taken and submitted a quiz in Desire2Learn, you can review the attempt information for that quiz. Your instructor will determine what information is available to review, but you will be able to see when the quiz was taken and that it was submitted successfully.

The below video demonstrates how to view a quiz submission in Desire2Learn:

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.