There's been a lot of conversations lately about when D2L shells will open to faculty/instructors and when they will open for students. Well, we have the dates finalized with leadership and here they are: Dec 14- Faculty/Instructor access beginsJan 18- Student access begins for all courses scheduled to start on January 20th. (All courses with … Continue reading SP21 Release Dates
Starting Monday, December 14th, in agreement with Dr. Baker and the Deans, we will be renaming the "Master Semester" in D2L to "Starter Shells". The functionality of the shells will be identical only with a different name. A few years ago, I brought this possibility up to faculty and leadership. The reason was, the word … Continue reading “Master Semester” to be Renamed “Starter Shells”
*******UPDATE 11/5/2020: This issue is now resolved. Yes, it sounds like a bad movie or worse, the newest reality show. In truth, it's a bug several clients, including PPCC, have been seeing within D2L for the past few weeks. I've seen this in Discussions and Classlist with dates. of November 20, 2020, December 12, 2020 … Continue reading RESOLVED: Dates… From the Future!
This spring, our Purge was canceled due to COVID changes. We have rescheduled the removal of SP18, SU18 and FA18 courses from D2L to October 6, 2020. This will not include any Master Semester materials, just the live semester shells with student data. A couple of things have changed since the original purge date. First, … Continue reading D2L Archive (Purge) Rescheduled to Oct 6
The D2L/WebEx link is a little wonky. There have been a few issues over the last few days with it that I want to address here. Then, I'll give some background if you really want to know why these tools don't seem to like each other. Issue #1: WebEx Wouldn't Load in D2L Around noon … Continue reading D2L/WebEx Link Issues
Welcome to PPCC Online (D2L)! How to Login to the PPCC Online Campus (D2L) The Online Campus here at Pikes Peak Community College uses D2L (Desire2Learn) and there are two ways for you to access it; through the Portal or directly to PPCC's page. See both below. Login through the PPCC Portal Logging on from … Continue reading STUDENT D2L HELP PAGE
https://youtu.be/hv2L8Q2NpO4 We are in the second stage of testing Respondus LockDown Browser (LDB) and Monitor. The tool limits students taking D2L quizzes to one browser and records them taking it. Before implementing these tools though, please make sure you are aware of a few key elements: Instructor Set Up While I'm going to leave the … Continue reading LockDown Browser is Here
This afternoon, I've had a number of emails about what happens when a student gets an Incomplete ("I" grade) in Banner. So, I thought I'd share here. Right now, I'm working on the assumption we are still following EP-240. However, everything is fluid, so if it does change, I'll try to update here the effects … Continue reading D2L and Incompletes
With everything going on right now, we will not be doing a purge of older D2L courses in 2020. The next scheduled purge will be coming in April 2021. CCCS is publishing some changing recommendations about data retention, so we will have to wait to see what that will look like. If you have courses … Continue reading Purge 2020 Canceled
One of the things about higher education is, we are always pushing students to challenge their understanding of the world and explore new ideas. Today, at PPCC, we all being pushed as we move our in-person classes to remote instruction. There will be challenges and frustrations for all involved. However, with challenges come chances to … Continue reading Into the Unknown, Time to Learn!