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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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Google Chrome issues with D2L

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 5th February 2014

Per MnSCU System Office:

Update on D2L issues in Chrome browser:

Chrome 32 has resolved the issue with miniature-sized frames inside some D2L tools.

Chrome 32 has introduced a new issue with D2L at screens that bring up a separate window with a list of options, such as “Insert Quicklinks”. After a lengthy wait time, a blank window displays in the pop-up and does not populate with information.

D2L has identified this as a browser bug that Google Chrome intends to fix in version 33, but preliminary testing of the current beta version of Chrome 33 shows that the issue still exists.

D2L recommends using a different browser until Google Chrome has a release that resolves this issue.

Further questions and inquiries? Please address to:
d2L@stcloudstate.edu
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D2L Update on Recent Issues: Document Viewer and Email Delays

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 5th February 2014

Per MnSCU System Office:

D2L Document Viewer

We made some adjustments to our environment that appear to have alleviated the document viewer issue.  We are still closely monitoring the viewer queue, and would appreciate your prompt reports if users experience the spinning “loading” icon when trying to view documents in Content or Dropbox.

D2L Email and Notification Delays

We also made some changes for email, and continue to monitor the email queue.  This issue is still under investigation.  If you experience delays, please report via the ticket system with details of the time the email was sent or notification alert occurred, and when the email  was actually received.

Thanks for your patience on these issues.

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