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Important Semester Teaching Information

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Desire2Learn Course Copy Information

Complete Course Copy

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Complete Component Copy and Partial Component Copy

Desire2Learn Functionality Updates

Information regarding Desire2Learn functionality which could impact those instructors teaching this semester:

  • Are you using the latest version of Firefox (version 23) or Google Chrome? If so, please click below for information about viewing content within Desire2Learn.
  • Content Browser Error - Please be aware that students may occasionally encounter errors when using the content browser on the Course Home page. When accessing a module via the content browser on the Course Home page, the content browser remembers the most recently visited module and attempts to display it the next time the Course Home page is loaded. If the module's end date has passed and the module is no longer visible to students, the content browser will display an internal error message and students will be unable to access any other content via the content browser. Users are still able to navigate to Content and view any topics which are available to them. Desire2Learn is working to resolve this issue in a future update.
  • Important Changes to Linking and Embedding Library Resources in Desire2Learn - If you have links to articles from research databases or links to videos from Films on Demand in your Desire2Learn courses, please follow the below link to read important information about linking and embedding library resources in Desire2Learn.
  • Display of Documents Within the Content Viewer - With the recent upgrade of Desire2Learn,the Content Viewer has been updated to display previews of Word, PowerPoint, and PDF documents. While Instructors and students may preview documents without downloading the file first, the following functions are impacted:
  • Sending Mail to Yourself in Desire2Learn - When you send mail to yourself from within a course, the message WILL send successfully but WILL NOT appear in the course inbox. In order to see the message from within your course, you will need to filter the inbox to "All Messages". Viewing your mail from the My Home page will also show all of the messages from every course, including those messages you've sent to yourself. Desire2Learn is currently looking into this situation.

Instructors who would like assistance with the Desire2Learn can come to the eLearning Department at the below times. Appointments can also be schedule for those who cannot attend.

Date Time Location
Monday, January 13, 2014 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. TLC 427B
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. TLC 427B
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. TLC 427B
Thursday, January 16, 2014 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. TLC 427B
Friday, January 17, 2014 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. TLC 427B

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Help for Students Using Desire2Learn

Below is information available to students to assist them in using Desire2Learn.

  • Desire2Learn for Students - Desire2Learn for Students training is available online for students registered in current semester courses.
  • eLearning Student Help Wiki - Various instructional guides available for students to learn to use the features of Desire2Learn available at

eLearning at Lansing Communtity College

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