Learning Design for Deep Learning

Musings from the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning


November 2012

D2L Surveys and Polls

I was recently asked to look into a free tool for polling students (that would show them immediate results) within the D2L environment.  D2L currently doesn’t have a poll tool/widget, although it is a requested feature:   http://desire4community.com/feature-request-polling-widget-in-desire2learn/ After researching and… Continue Reading →

Entering the Open Education Textbook Debate: Information Wants to be Free

The recent BC Government announcement on funding the creation of open access textbooks for the 40 most popular courses in post-secondary education has caused a great deal of excitement, both on the side of those advocating that commercial access to… Continue Reading →

Randomizing Questions in Your Desire2Learn Quiz

The quiz tool in Desire2Learn is pretty cool. I like that you can have the quiz graded and the grades exported to gradebook automatically. In addition to being able to see different types of reports on your students’ results, you… Continue Reading →

British Columbia Desire2Learn Regional User Forum

On Friday, Liesel and I shared Vancouver Island University’s journey this year working with Desire2Learn at the British Columbia Desire2Learn Regional User Forum held at BCIT in Vancouver.  The conference brought together about 60 participants from institutions in BC and as far as Alberta to hear what… Continue Reading →

Desire2Learn Version 10.1 Software Review

There’s a lot to like about Desire2Learn version 10.1 Here we have it. Six months in to learning Desire2learn version 10.0 and version 10.1 is released. With some pretty significant changes I might add. But I’m ready. Bring it on…. Continue Reading →

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