Instructor Interface Changes – October 18th

This is one of those months where the changes D2L is implementing are large enough I need to get the information out to instructors. Please note, these changes will hit early in the morning of Friday October 18th.

D2L is working very hard to standardize the interface instructors use in different tools, such as Assignments, Discussions and Quizzes. Expect to see slight changes in language in each of these areas. Please note that these changes are only to the interface instructors are working with. All saved student settings will be retained.

The first noticeable change is D2L is removing the next/previous student links while grading them and replacing them with chevrons (<), (>). This should not be a big change as the chevrons are used in some areas, but it may be surprising if you aren’t looking for the change.

Chevrons to display next and previous students.

However, the largest change is happening in the Discussion tool. Starting Friday, to change dates of Discussions, you will need to go to the Restrictions tab. The options still look the same though:

Date restrictions will be under ‘Restrictions’ tab starting Friday.

For a full list of changes, please go to the D2L Community Page for the 20.19.10 update. For your convenience, I have shared the YouTube video published by D2L about this change below. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

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