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What’s New in VIULearn? (Summer 2016)

This summer, there have been changes to the names of some of the tools you use in VIULearn. For instance, “Dropbox” for submitting assignments has been creating some confusion with the internet storage service “Dropbox”. Additionally, there have been a… Continue Reading →

What’s New in VIULearn this Month? (March-April 2016)

Every month, VIULearn is updated by our software provider D2L. Most of the time you won’t even notice the changes, because they are behind-the-scenes improvements. An example of a behind-the-scenes improvement was an improvement to the Import / Export /… Continue Reading →

Exciting Ways to Use the New “Not” Release Conditions

You may have seen my previous blog post where I talked briefly about the new “not” release conditions. If you were wondering what these conditions could be used for, I’m here to give you a few ideas to get you… Continue Reading →

What’s New in VIULearn this Month? (February-March 2016)

Every month, VIULearn is updated by our software provider D2L. Most of the time you won’t even notice the changes, because they are behind-the-scenes improvements. An example of a behind-the-scenes improvement was an improvement to the Import / Export /… Continue Reading →

Global Accessibility Awareness Day – May 15th

May 15th was Global Accessibility Awareness Day. As someone who spends a lot of time in online courses personally and professionally, I decided to take advantage of a free webinar entitled “Web Accessibility Tools in Action: Awesome Tools to Build… Continue Reading →

D2L 10.2 Upgrade

The Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning is very excited about the June 27, 2013 D2L upgrade to the latest version 10.2!  Version 10.2 offers a more streamlined navigation for two of the system’s most used tools – Content… Continue Reading →

Group Restricted Content

Are you interested in using the Groups tool in to create project discussion areas for students? Perhaps you have readings that only certain students should have access to, or what to release additional information for specific learners needing more support…. Continue Reading →

Will understanding the basics of web design help you build better online courses? Yes!

I recently completed a 7-week course titled Designing Online Information/Dreamweaver CS6. This is just one in many web-related courses that I have either taken or facilitated over in the past 20 years. As you can imagine, working with websites has… Continue Reading →

Desire2Learn Learning Sessions

This March our Centre began running Desire2Learn Learning Sessions, welcoming 31 instructors from various faculties to 25 different sessions throughout the month. The instructors averaged 2 sessions each!   If you didn’t get a chance to attend any sessions, we… Continue Reading →

Embedding media in your D2L course

Video and other visual media enrich your course. Video allows your students to access material at their own pace – they have the power to pause, rewind and replay material as many times as they like. You could record your… Continue Reading →

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