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D2L: drop the lowest of several quizzes for final grade

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 26th March 2014

Q: I have assigned six quizzes, but would like the one with the lowest grade to be dropped for the final grading of the quizzes. How do I do that?

A: Make sure that the quizzes are under a grade category and condition the grade category to exclude the quizz with the lowest score.

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D2L Version 10.3 upgrade, testing for the upgrade, and D2L tools

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 26th March 2014

D2L Update

This update will include information on D2L Version 10.3 upgrade, testing for the upgrade, and D2L tools.

D2L will be upgraded to version 10.3 (includes version 10.2 as well) on May 30 beginning at 10 p.m.  The upgrade will provide the following benefits:

·        Quiz and Survey edit/create screens re-organized with new layout

·        Discussion tool revamped with new navigation to improve flow

·        Content tool will be the central/starting point of activity for teacher and learner

·        Content navigation improvements for viewing progress

·        A full listing of improvements can be viewed at community.desire2learn.com

 

You can review all of the planned changes in this upgrade by viewing D2L’s “Learning Environment 10.3 Features Guide” at available at the D2L Community Site. In order to do so, you need a user account to get access to D2L’s documentation. To login or create an account please visit:  https://community.desire2learn.com/login/.
Select the Enrollment link to create a new account.

Once you are successfully logged into D2L’s Community Site, select the “Documentation” link on the top navigation bar to access the Desire2Learn 10.3 Resource Center. (snapshot desirable here)
You can also find the Version 10.2 Features Guide by selecting “Archives in LOR”, then Learning Suite 10.2. (snapshot desirable here)

There will be a D2L version 10.3 testing period available for faculty before the May 30th upgrade, which will start towards the end of April.  Additional information will be send out regarding how to participate in this testing period.

Below are two documents on  the current tools, features, or permissions available in D2L, or additional third party tools which can be integrated with D2L. Please review the two documents below.

Questions can be referred to D2L@stcloudstate.edu

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Ad students to special access and increasing number of attempts

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 26th March 2014

Q: the CMS (D2L) kicked out my students in the middle of their test (quiz). How can I let them take the quiz again?

A: Please consider this two video clips:

– add students to special access

– allowing more then one quiz attempt

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Associating dropbox folders with grading items

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 24th February 2014

Pls consider additional sources on the bottom of this entry

to associate your dropbox folder with a grading items, go to your dropbox module

dropbox grading items

select the dropbox folder and click on edit folder

dropbox grading items edit folder

 

scroll down and choose the grading times, which needs to be associated with that folder.

dropbox grading items sellect item

 

Additional resources:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U_gz-Nep2I

Grading a D2L Dropbox with a Rubric http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP-_RNiRV-k

 

D2L Dropbox: Creating a Dropbox Folder

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TW7n6NJqLOs

 

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group registration for Minnesota Desire2Learn IGNITE 2014

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 13th February 2014

Minnesota Desire2Learn IGNITE 2014

Friday, April 04, 2014 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Central Time)

If you are planning to attend the MN D2L Ignite event and would like to be considered for a group registration ($80) versus individual registration of $95, please share your intention as soon as possible: d2L@stcloudstate.edu

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D2L Course Purge

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 12th February 2014

Per MnSCU System Office:

As we continue on with the purge schedule of retaining the previous two years of courses, we will send reminders prior to these dates:

July 1, 2014 purging will begin on these semester courses:   Spring 2012 (ISRS YRTR 20125)

October 1, 2014 purging will begin on these semester courses:   Summer 2012 (ISRS YRTR 20131)

February 1, 2015 purging will begin on these semester courses:   Fall 2012  (ISRS YRTR 20133)

Further questions and inquiries? Please address to:
d2L@stcloudstate.edu
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D2L Course Purge

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 12th February 2014

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Update: Feb 10 Email Notifcations from D2L

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 10th February 2014

Per MnSCU System Office:
The D2L email queue completed sending all pending messages Friday evening (Feb 7)and since that time the email has been processing on schedule, with no excessive backlogs.  We continue to monitor the queue and will keep you informed of the status.
Further questions and inquiries? Please address to:
d2L@stcloudstate.edu
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Delayed Email Notifcations from D2L

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 6th February 2014

Per MnSCU System Office:

We are still seeing a backlog in the email queue for D2L notifications, and delays of 10-20 hours before users receive the email messages.  The mail is moving, but new messages are  coming in as fast as old ones are going out, so the queue level remains high.

We have escalated this issue on our internal IT teams as well as with D2L.  We will keep you informed of the status as we continue the investigation.
Further questions and inquiries? Please address to:
d2L@stcloudstate.edu
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How to update export of quiz grades to D2L quiz item

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 6th February 2014

If you forget to check the box in front of auto export

and the quiz grades do not get exported to the D2L grade item, please consider this “SCSU TechInstruction” YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMDXcx_INU4, how to fix the problem

 

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