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D2L Tool name changes for fall

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This fall, some common tools in D2L will see a name change. The vendor has made the changes based on extensive user testing with new students. If you have been using D2L in the past, you may notice some changes to the following tools:

  • News will become Announcements
  • Dropbox will become Assignments (students and instructors often confuse the D2L Dropbox with the file storage system Dropbox)
  • Pager will be called Instant Messenger (but almost no-one uses it)

For the most part, these name changes don’t really matter much. However, there may be a short transition time where instructors need to update references to instructions in their courses to match the new tools. So if you see instructions in your class that reference the “Dropbox,” the tool is now called “Assignments.”

These changes will all take place on September 7th, 2016.

About Andy Freed

I'm the Director of Learning Technology & Innovation (LTI!), where I oversee our infrastructure, technical support, and online student services teams. I've been with the College since 2001 and have worked in several positions, from tech... more »