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Month: November 2015

D2L Tool Tip of the Week: Releasing Final Grades

As we near the end of the term, I thought this might be a useful little tutorial for you to bookmark.

This tutorial will cover the steps involved when you wish to release your Final Grades to your students, and is designed for faculty who have previous experience using the Grades tool in D2L.  For further information, please contact desupport@camosun.ca for assistance.

Steps

  1. Go to the Grades tool in your course, and make sure you are in the Enter Grades area.
  2. Grades-ReleasingFinalGrades1-700
  3.  Grades-ReleasingFinalGrades2-700
  4. Grades-ReleasingFinalGrades3-700
  5. Grades-ReleasingFinalGrades4-700

Things to Remember

Make sure you have entered the grades for all assessments, for all students before releasing the final grades to everyone.  You can also select individual students to release final grades to if you wish.

Note that after you save your Final Grades area changes, you will have to click on the Cancel button to return to the Enter Grades area.

D2L Tool Tip of the Week: Deleting Everything in a Course

This tutorial is designed for faculty who have experience using D2L and will cover the steps involved when you wish to delete everything (content and activities) in your D2L course in order to “start from scratch”.  Note that you cannot “delete all” in a course in one step – you will need to delete the content/activities in each tool used in the course separately.  We recommend that you do not delete everything in course site that has student data in it (i.e., a course site for a past offering).  It is better to do this in a DEV or MASTER course site only.

If the course you are deleting from also has custom homepages or navigation bars, or incorporates tools beyond the list below (for example the Glossary or Survey tools), you will need to delete content contained in those tools as well.  If you are unsure of how to delete content from homepages, navigation bars or other tools not included in this tutorial, contact desupport@camosun.ca for assistance.

Deleting Content and Files in File Manager

  1. Go to the Content tool in your course
  2. CourseAdmin-DeleteAll-Content1
  3. CourseAdmin-DeleteAll-Content2
  4. CourseAdmin-DeleteAll-Content3
  5. CourseAdmin-DeleteAll-Content4
  6. CourseAdmin-DeleteAll-Content5

Deleting Quizzes

  1. Go to the Quizzes tool in your course.
  2. CourseAdmin-DeleteAll-Quizzes1
  3. CourseAdmin-DeleteAll-Quizzes2
  4. CourseAdmin-DeleteAll-Quizzes3
  5. CourseAdmin-DeleteAll-Quizzes4
  6. CourseAdmin-DeleteAll-Quizzes5
  7. CourseAdmin-DeleteAll-Quizzes6

Deleting Dropbox Activities

  1. Go to the Dropbox tool in your course
  2. CourseAdmin-DeleteAll-Dropbox1
  3. CourseAdmin-DeleteAll-Dropbox2
  4. CourseAdmin-DeleteAll-Dropbox3

Deleting Gradebook Items

  1. Go to the Grades tool in your course
  2. CourseAdmin-DeleteAll-Grades1
  3. CourseAdmin-DeleteAll-Grades2
  4. CourseAdmin-DeleteAll-Grades3

Deleting Discussion Forums and Topics

  1. Go to the Discussions tool in your course.
  2. CourseAdmin-DeleteAll-Discussions1
  3. CourseAdmin-DeleteAll-Discussions2

Deleting News Items

  1. Go to your Course Home.
  2. CourseAdmin-DeleteAll-News1
  3. CourseAdmin-DeleteAll-News2
  4. CourseAdmin-DeleteAll-News3

Things to Remember

Note that even if you delete Discussion Forums and Topics, you can restore them at any time (they are never really gone).  This is the same for Dropbox activities.

D2L Tool Tip of the Week: Setting Up Release Conditions

This tutorial is designed for faculty who have experience using D2L and tutorial will cover the steps involved when you wish to create release conditions for a tool/activity in D2L. The purpose of Conditional Release is to guide students through the content and activities by connecting them to the completion of other tasks in D2L.  For the purposes of this tutorial, Conditional Release for the News tool will be highlighted.  For further information, please contact desupport@camosun.ca for assistance.

Steps

  1. ConditionalRelease-SettingConditions1-700
  2. ConditionalRelease-SettingConditions2-700
  3. ConditionalRelease-SettingConditions3-700
  4. ConditionalRelease-SettingConditions4-700
  5. ConditionalRelease-SettingConditions5-700

Things to Remember

When setting up multiple conditions for multiple activities, keep track of what you are setting up to avoid throwing students into an endless loop from which they may never emerge.