Desire2Learn Learning Environment
1. About D2L Learning Environment
2. What's the timetable for moving to D2L LE 10.2?
3. What's New in D2L LE Version 10.2?
4 Where to Get Help
5. Administrator Resources
6. Banner to D2L Export schedule
About D2L Learning Environment Version 10.2
The Desire-2-Learn Learning Environment is one of a number of products in Pearson's Learning Management Suite. Pearson is a well-established Canadian company and is not connected to the book publisher of the same name. D2L is a mature and widely used Learning Management System, which is widely used in the USG as well as in many other countries.
Does the new version look different?
Yes, here is the updated login page.
Below is a screenshot of the new "My Home" page. Notice the new "Minibar" at the top of this, and all screens in the new version.
What about the Course Home page? Does it look different?
Yes, but again, you'll recognize familiar widgets. Here is what the new "Course Home" page looks like.
When are we switching to the new version of D2L Learning Environment?
Georgia Highlands will begin using D2L LE version 10.2 beginning in the Spring Semester in January 2014 (Jan 11th). The current version (9.4) will be used until the end of Fall 2013 semester (Dec 18th).
December: Faculty training, production update
6th: "What's New in LE 10.2?" Faculty Workshop, Rome, rm TBA
10th: "What's New in LE 10.2?" Faculty Workshop, Marietta. rm TBA
19th to 27: All D2L services unavailable for upgrade production to 10.2
23-26th: GHC D2L LE Admin testing of production instance
January, 2014: LE 10.2 production Go Live
11th: Spring semester course access for students
"Getting Started with D2L LE 10.2" Student Tutorial
Updated Student Tutorial for version 10.2
"What's New" Course in D2L LE
I have developed a "What's New" course in the new version of D2L LE.
If you attend one of the workshops, you will be enrolled in the course.
General faculty enrollment can be requested after December 27th, 2013.
Pearson's guide to the new features in Learning Environment Version 10.2:
Learning Environment 10.2 Features Guide (pdf)
An overview of the new features in D2L LE Version 10.1:
New Features Guide to D2L 10.1 (Montana State University site)
GHC is moving from version 9 to version 10.2, but there were many new features in aprior upgrade -to Version 10.1. Her you can find a link to New Features that were in Version 10.1, and the PDF is well worth a look..
When the page opens, you'll see a link to the New Features Guide to Version 10.1.
Help for Students:
Student help for D2L 10.2 (opens in a new window) gives a student guide to d2L LE tools and functions.
This guide, and a more extensive one for instructors, will be availableas "Help" in the new LE version in January.
A comprehensive guide to D2L LE 10.2 for instructors:
Desire-2-Learn Resource Center has extensive and clear guides for instructors.
GHC Faculty Workshop topics about What's New in D2L LE version 10.2:
What's New in 10.2?
"New Features" videos in Learning Environment Version 10.2
Browse Video Introductions to some of the new features of LE 10.2 at the Desire-2-Learn site.
Where can I learn to use the Spring 2014 version of D2L?
See "Getting Started with D2L" website.
The site will show you how to log in, and how to get to your courses. There will also be sections on how to use all the basic D2L tools, like reading and sending email, getting to your course content, joining a discussion, submitting an assignment and taking a quiz.
Is D2L help available?
Yes: 24/7 online support is available at the Online D2L Help Center
Is D2L accessible?
Yes. "Desire2Learn is committed to reporting our web accessibility compliance openly and transparently. We believe that accessibility standards and laws are more than checklists and work with our client-led Accessibility Interest Group to ensure our Section 508 VPATs and WCAG 2.0 checklists are descriptive and accurate."
The Accesibility Standards Compliance page provides links and documentation (note that "Learning Environment" refers to D2L's LMS).
In the Self-Paced Tutorial, a course offering in D2L, there is a section on accessibility. In this section, you can find samples of accessible pages, style sheets (CSS), and instructions about how to implement these in your course offerings in D2L.
Can I access D2L with a Mobile Browser?
Yes. You can access D2L from your mobile devices such as an iPad, iPod/iPhone, Droid and Blackberry. Users can post in discussions, but other than that, the mobile site is read-only. From here you can:
- See global and course-specific news item
- View course and course content
- View course events
- Participate in course discussions
- Check grades
- Create bookmarks to quickly access content later.
What web browser can I use?
You can use Firefox, Safari and Chrome.
Can I use a Mac?
Yes. D2L works on a Mac, PC, or tablet (i.e. an iPad, for example), or a smart phone (iPhone).
How can I get my username and password for D2L?
See the “Getting Started with D2L” site.
- The USG D2L Community Site contains resources for D2L Admins (Password required).
- Admin D2L FAQ's on the D2L Wiki. Password required.
- D2L Online HELP Center. Available to all D2L users.
- ITS Helpdesk Admin access only. Password protected
Spring Semester 2014
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