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1 W HAT ’ S N EW IN D2L D2L Version 9.0 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 Confirmation/Status Banner Upon Saving in Multiple Tools Classlist Discussion View Progress Navigation Bars Release Conditions Manage Files User Preferences—Time Zone HTML Editor Rubrics NEW TOOLS Course Design Accelerator Course Builder Instructional Design Wizard Intelligent Agents (available since 8.4—but initially had some bugs) Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

3 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

4 C LASSLIST – I MAGES AND L AST A CCESSED I NFO It was always possible to see a user’s 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 user’s 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

5 C LASSLIST R EPORT OF W ITHDRAWN S TUDENTS View Progress is now available for Withdrawn Students Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

6 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

7 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

8 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

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

10 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

11 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

12 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

13 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

14 E DIT N AV B AR AND M AKE I T C OURSE D EFAULT 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.

15 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

16 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

17 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

18 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

19 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

20 P REFERENCES —T IME ZONE SETTING This setting enables students in time zone other than Central to display deadlines in the time zone in which they live. Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

21 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

22 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

23 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

24 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

25 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

26 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

27 I NTELLIGENT A GENTS T OOL Intelligent Agents can assist the instructor and students as an early warning notification or as a positive feedback notification for outstanding performance The tool is available from Edit Course The instructor sets up the agents with criteria and customized e-mail messages…… The Intelligent Agents tool was available in version 8.x, but with the enhancements to Release Conditions, and some bug fixes, it will function better in Version 9.0 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

28 I NTELLIGENT A GENT – B ASED O N R ELEASE C ONDITION Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

29 I NTELLIGENT A GENT P ERSONALIZED M ESSAGE T O S TUDENT Create a customized message that will be sent to students who meet the criteria for the Agent. Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

30 I NTELLIGENT A GENT B ASED O N L OGIN C RITERIA Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

31 I NTELLIGENT A GENT -- P ERSONALIZED M ESSAGE WITH R EPLACE S TRINGS Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

32 I NTELLIGENT A GENT – A GENT L IST Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

33 I NTELLIGENT A GENT M ESSAGES T O I NSTRUCTORS After an agent runs, the instructor receives an email message that confirms the agent ran, and indicates whether action was taken. The “action” the agent takes is sending email messages to students who met the criteria. If no students met the criteria, Action Taken would be “No”. Example of a Message: The following agent has finished running: Org Unit: May2010V9TestCourse - May 2010 Version 9 Test Course Agent: No Login Request Submitted: Thursday, May 27, 2010, 8:04:18 AM Agent Completed: Thursday, May 27, 2010, 8:04:20 AM Action Taken: Yes Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0

34 I NTELLIGENT A GENTS —E-M AIL M ESSAGES T O S TUDENTS The instructor does not know which students received the message, only that the agent was run and action was taken If instructor wants to know which students receive the message, instructor can put his/her own email address in the cc: or bc: field of the email message The instructor will receive a copy of each message that the agent generates for each student That can be a lot of messages, but it is the only way to get that information A feature request has been submitted to D2L to provide the instructor with the list of students who received the message in a single e-mail to the instructor Minnesota State Colleges and Universities D2L Upgrade to Version 9.0


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