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1 W HAT S N EW IN D2L D2L Version 9.0.x Highlights Summer 2010 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

2 O VERVIEW OF CHANGES IN D2L V ERSION 9.0 Accessibility User PreferencesTime Zone Confirmation/Status Banner Upon Saving in Multiple Tools Classlist Discussion View Progress Navigation Bars Manage Dates Release Conditions Manage Files HTML Editor Rubrics NEW TOOLS Course Design Accelerator Course Builder Instructional Design Wizard Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

3 S ITE P ERMISSIONS F OR D2L T OOLS Changes in D2L became effective after the upgrade to version on June 5, 2010 More changes were introduced in version MR1, taken on August 7, 2010 Some features and functionality of tools are dependent on permissions that are set for each role at each schools site Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

4 A CCESSIBILITY C OMPLIANCE W3C and WAI-ARIA mark up in core D2L platform Provides more information to assistive technologies when reading D2L sites, such as tabs, context menus, page landmarks, error and confirmation messages W3C World Wide Web Consortium WAI-ARIA Web Accessibility Initiative - Accessible Rich Internet Applications Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

5 P REFERENCES T IME ZONE SETTING This setting enables students in a time zone other than Central to display deadlines in the time zone in which they live. The due dates and times will adjust to reflect the time zone where they live. Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

6 C ONFIRMATION AND S TATUS B ANNERS After saving or performing other actions in D2L tools, a prominent confirmation status banner briefly displays. When user clicks Manage Files, a Loading status message displays while the user is waiting for the file list to load. Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

7 C LASSLIST – I MAGES AND L AST A CCESSED I NFO It was always possible to see a users image if the user had uploaded an image to the profile. In version 9.0, the image displays in the classlist, and links to the users profile. The date the student last accessed the course is displayed in the classlist Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

8 C LASSLIST R EPORT OF W ITHDRAWN S TUDENTS View Progress is now available for Withdrawn Students Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

9 D ISCUSSIONS DISPLAY U SER S P ROFILE I MAGE This view is Settings: Message List Style = Reading Style Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

10 D ISCUSSION G RADING F EEDBACK T EXTBOX When grading from within the discussion tool, a textbox displays for entering feedback. Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

11 G RADES T OOL H AS V IEW P ROGRESS F EATURE View Progress is available from the Grades tool. Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

12 U SER P ROGRESS D ISPLAYS F EEDBACK /C OMMENTS Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

13 N AVIGATION B ARS – L OOK, F EEL, F UNCTIONALITY Navigation bars are frameless in 9.0 Links can be displayed as text only, image only, or both When the window is resized, the navbar links will wrap Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

14 E DITING A C OURSE N AV B AR Ability to edit the Navbar will be based on permissions set at each site There is a new interface for Editing the Nav Bar When editing an existing Navbar, the user will need to create a copy of the navbar and perform the editing on the copy. This is the way it was always done, but the copy was made automatically, in the background, so in the past it was not obvious to the user that the navbar was copied. Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

15 E DIT A C OURSE N AV B AR To Edit an Existing Navbar, first click the Copy Navbar icon and click the Yes button to confirm Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

16 E DIT THE C OURSE N AV B AR C OPY The navbar copy appears, click on link to edit the navbar New interface for editing the nav bar Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

17 E DIT N AV B AR AND M AKE I T A CTIVE FOR THE C OURSE Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0 Properties tab, rename the new copy of the navbar, Save, then use Links tab to customize the navbar Click Navbars, click Change button, select new navbar from list and click Apply. This sets the new, customized navbar for the course.

18 M ANAGE D ATES – N EW TOOL IN VERSION Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0 Displays items from multiple tools in one screen. Access to Manage Dates tool is in Edit Course.

19 O FFSET S ELECTED D ATES Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0 Taking the number of weeks times 7 equals the number of days to push forward, keeping the day of the week consistent for the begin and end dates in the next semester.

20 R ESULTS OF O FFSETTING D ATES Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0 The dates have been pushed forward by 30 weeks

21 C HANGE D ATES ON M ULTIPLE I TEMS IN O NE S TEP Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

22 R ESULTS OF C HANGING D ATES ON M ULTIPLE I TEMS Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0 The Start and End Dates have changed for the previously selected items. Noteclicking the red X beside a date is a quick way to remove the date.

23 R ELEASE C ONDITIONS – N OT AND N OT B ETWEEN New Operators for some Condition Types include Not Between and != Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

24 R ELEASE CONDITIONS – E NROLLMENT T YPE Release items based on enrollment Role Type Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

25 R ELEASE CONDITIONS - A NY OR A LL Multiple release conditions can be set for an item option of requiring ALL or ANY of the conditions to be met (in previous versions, the only option was ALL conditions) Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

26 M ANAGE F ILES – N EW I NTERFACE Multiple new features in Manage Files for ease of use. Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

27 M ANAGE F ILES – E DIT HTML AND T EXT F ILES Multiple new features in Manage Files for ease of use. HTML and TEXT files can be edited from the File Manager Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

28 HTML E DITOR – L A T EX AND M ATH ML Same editor used on all platforms and browsers (Mac and Windows and their browsers use same HTML editor) LaTeX and MathML are now options in Equation Editor Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

29 R UBRICS - MULTI - DIMENSIONAL Rubrics in previous versions only allowed for one row with multiple columns. Rubrics in version 9.0 allow for multiple rows and multiple columns. Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

30 C OURSE N AVIGATION Course Administration Widget displays available tools. Course Design Accelerator, Instructional Design and Course Builder are new Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

31 C OURSE B UILDER Course Builder tool provides a way to create the course framework and enter placeholders for learning materials. Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

32 I NSTRUCTIONAL D ESIGN W IZARD Instructional Design Wizard tool provides a way to bring pedagogy into the design of the course as it is being built with learning materials and activities Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

33 I NSTRUCTIONAL D ESIGN W IZARD S TEP 1 The wizard provides examples and guides at each step Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

34 R ESOURCES FOR D2L V ERSION 9.0 D2L Community Site Must be a memberuse Enrollment link at the site* Searchable Online Help (can bookmark help topics) Webinar Recordings NewsSubscribe to The Horizon newsletter Discussions with D2L Users Worldwide D2L Users Conference – Annual Event in July for highlights from 2010 conference in Chicago, July 11-15, Conference is in Denver, July 17-22, 2011 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0


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