March D2L Update

Important System Information

March D2L Update

Changes over Spring Break

Awards Tool (Badging and Certificates)
Over spring break the D2L team will implement the Awards tool in D2L. With this tool, instructors can award badges or certificates to students for specific accomplishments in class. Students can export the badges and add them to social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. Certificates in PDF format can be awarded to students and printed by students.

Please visit our help page for Information on using and setting up the Awards tool for your course:

If you have questions about the Awards Tool, its use and how to set it up in your course, please contact the D2L Support Team. Contact information is at the end of this announcement.

Self-Registration Courses
New versions of the D2L New Instructor Orientation, the D2L New Student Orientation and Respondus LockDown browser self-registration courses will be released. These courses are updated and model a course template that we are currently developing for instructor use.  Additionally, the New Student Orientation site uses the Awards tool to award a certificate of completion. Instructors may consider requiring students to take this orientation course and submitting their certificate to an assignment folder. Anybody can register for a Self-Registration course by clicking on the Self Registration link in the navigation bar on their D2L home page (the page one lands on after logging in with a UA NetID).

What’s new in D2L version 10.6.11

 We will update to 10.6.11 at 1:00 am on March 23, 2017.  There will be no downtime during this upgrade.

Grades:  Instructors can now exempt individual students from particular grade items.  D2L Help Page

Quizzes:
While creating quiz questions, instructors now have the option to Save and Copy the content of the question to a new question where it can be edited to create a new question.  D2L Help Page

Instructors now have the option with Short Answer questions to require students to answer all blanks correctly (all or nothing scoring).

Access the full March D2L update as a pdf document.