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New Version of Desire2Learn Coming
Summer 2013!

Communications Plan

***NOTE: To review communications which have already been sent out regarding the upgrade, please visit:

Topic Topic Information Timeline
Professional Activity Day Introduction to the look and feel of the new version of Desire2Learn. January 2013
Navigation Enhancements Mini-bar for accessing courses, notifications, and personal options.

Streamlined layout on both desktop and mobile versions.

Optimized for tablets and mobile devices.

Use of drop-down menus to reduce toolbar size.
February 2013
Content Enhancements Ability to drag files directly from the desktop into the course with no additional menus.

Ability to drag-and-drop files for course organization.

Streamlined content menus to improve workflow and reduce the number of necessary menus to make changes.

Streamlined content creation utilizing drop-down menus.
March 2013
Communication Enhancements Post First option will now be available within Discussions.

Improved interface for Discussions.
March 2013
Assessment Enhancements Improved workflow for assigning grades and feedback within Dropbox including the ability to release all feedback at once.

iPad Grader application available allowing Instructor to view and grade Dropbox submissions.

Ability to set a Dropbox due date independently of its availability.

Import and export availability for Rubrics.
April 2013
Grade Enhancements Ability to view submitted assignments directly from the gradebook without having to navigate away to the individual tool.

Ability to export the gradebook directly to the Microsoft Excel format.

Uniform display of grades to students across all tools using settings from the Gradebook.

Redesign of the user progress tool allowing for more in depth reporting on student data within a course.
April 2013
New Version Review Opportunities Preview Sessions: provides an in depth look at the new enhancements within Desire2Learn with opportunities to ask questions of eLearning staff.

1. April 24, 2013; 4:00pm - 5:00 pm; TLC 127
2. April 25, 2013; 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm;
    West Campus M124A
3. April 26, 2013; 11:00 am - 12:00 pm;
    TLC 127

New Version Summary: includes all of the information that has been sent out previously in one location for those who wish to view all the videos at once.

Drop-In Sessions: will be scheduled for Instructors to get assistance.
April and May 2013
New Version Available Instructors will have access to the new version.

Summer 2013 course shells will be available.
May 2013

Information on the New Version of Desire2Learn for Students

Topic Topic Information Timeline
What's Available for Students Email sent to students including a summary and video preview.

Summary handout available at the Welcome Center.

Announcement placed in Desire2Learn including a link to the video preview.

Video preview located into the Training LOR for Instructors to place within their course.
March and May 2013

eLearning at Lansing Communtity College

eLearning Department
Technology and Learning Center, Room 427
Phone: (517) 483-1839
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