- What's New
- Course Planning & Content
- Activating Your Course
- Changing Your Course Image
- D2L Capture
- Enhancing Content
- Learning Object Repository
- My Courses widget
- Release Conditions
- Creating a Quiz
- Adding Questions to Your Quiz
- Adding Questions to the Question Library
- Format for Import of Multiple-Choice & Multi-Select Questions
- Randomizing Questions
- Adding Special Access
- Setting a Submission View
- Submitting a Quiz for a Student
- Grading Quizzes
- Viewing Quiz Statistics
- Previewing a Quiz
- Respondus Dashboard
- Collaboration & Communication
- Adobe Connect
April 2017 (version 10.7)
HTML Editor - Accessibility Checker
An accessibility checker is now available within the HTML Editor for use within Content, Widgets, Quizzes, Assignments, Calendar, and any other tools where an instructor or student can access the HTML Editor.The accessibility checker is available on the HTML Editor bar. After you add content to the HTML Editor, you can click the checker to ensure that the HTML page conforms to WCAG and Section 508 accessibility standards.
The accessibility checker reviews content for the following items:
- Use of paragraphs as headings
- Sequential headings
- Adjacent links
- Ordered list structure
- Unordered list structure
- Contact ratio of text to background colors
- Image ALT text
- ALT text filename
- Table Caption
- Complex table summary
- Table caption and summary
- Table heading scope, markup, and headers
The checker indicates if there are no issues, or offers suggestions to fix identified accessibility issues.
Note that the accessibility checker does not check multiple files at the same time, and does not check files that you have imported into a course. Also be aware that the accessibility checker is only available for HTML files in the HTML Editor; it does not check any other type of file, such as MS Word, PDF, PowerPoint, and so on.
Quizzes - Renamed Long Answer (LA) to Written Response (WR)
In the Quizzes tool, the Long Answer (LA) question type is now Written Response (WR). The question type was renamed to make the name more intuitive for administrators and instructors.
March 2017 (version 10.6.11)
Grades - Exempt a learner from multiple grade items
The grade exemption workflow in Grades has been updated to allow instructors to exempt learners from multiple grade items at one time, through the use of multi-select check boxes.
December 2016 (version 10.6.8)
Dropbox - Dropbox submission email notifications
When instructors create or edit a dropbox submission folder, they can now fill in a Notification Email field in the Properties tab. This allows instructors to receive email notification when a new submission is uploaded, and helps instructors manage folder submissions and perform grading on recently submitted assignments.
Grades - Grade Exemptions
Instructors can now use an exemption as a reason why a learner has not completed a grade item. Previously, a blank grade could mean the learner hasn’t submitted the item, and a zero (0) could mean either ungraded failure depending upon your specific grade settings. Having a specific exemption setting supports the differentiation for learners. Instructors can now exempt numeric, selectbox, pass/fail, calculated, formula, and text item types; however, instructors cannot exempt a learner from a final calculated grade or a final adjusted grade.
News - Link directly to a news item
This feature allows instructors to link directly to individual news items by using the Insert Quicklink button from the HTML Editor. It simplifies the process of referencing news items and bringing them to the attention of learners.
November 2016 (version 10.6.7)
Groups - Single user, member specific groups
There is a new group category type called Single user, member-specific groups. Using this group category creates a group with a single user where the first name and last name of the learner is the name of the group. When a new learner is enrolled in the course that uses these, a group is automatically created for them. Also, instructors no longer have to rename groups of one.