Archive for September, 2013

screenshot of logout link in Desire2learn Direct login to Desire2Learn is here!
Faculty can now log directly in to Desire2Learn using your MyPCC username and password – just in time for Fall term! Thanks to the work of TSS and some partners, we now have access to Desire2Learn even when MyPCC is unavailable without the hassle and confusion of password resets. What do you mean by “direct […] Posted September 20, 2013
mixed content warning in firefox Mixed Content in Desire2Learn
Are some of your links no longer loading in Desire2Learn? There’s a likely cause: your web browser. You see, your browser is trying to protect you from “Mixed Content.” Mixed content is a somewhat confusing way of referring to a secure web page (https, like D2L) including content from a non-secure (http) website. We will […] Posted September 19, 2013
Getting ready for Fall term? Things look a little funny?
Maybe you forgot about the Summer upgrade of Desire2Learn.  That’s the reason your class(es) look different.  To begin getting used to the new look, watch the side-by-side comparison videos.  (recommended) Other helpful How-To videos: If you have always used the default Homepage and Navbar, Rest easy, they should have upgraded nicely. The new version uses a two […] Posted September 16, 2013
Student Preference about consistent navigation and layout in online courses. Chart of data located in preceding table. Our students prefer consistent navigation and layout in online courses 3
Our department has been surveying students in Distance Learning courses during Spring term since 2011 about their preference regarding consistency in layout and navigation in online courses. This year, we worked with Institutional Effectiveness to update the survey and changed the wording slightly. The question asked in 2011 and 2012 was “I like having consistent […] Posted September 9, 2013
Calendar icon End of summer 2013 tasks
We’ve put together a great guide that will walk you through end of term tasks for instructors. The guide covers adjusting access dates, backing up courses, submitting grades and more. Then, when you’re all done, you can check out our equally useful guide for getting ready for the Fall term. Posted September 4, 2013