D2L Upgrade to 10.6 - Changes Impacting Students
The following changes will be introduced after the June 8th/9th, 2016 D2L upgrade.
This document lists the major changes that are likely to impact students after D2L is upgrade to version 10.6 in June 2016.
Awards and Certifications
The new My Awards tool enables Instructors to award Badges and Certificates. You can export badges to Mozilla BackPack, ePortfolios, and D2L profiles.Improved Quiz Timer
The Time Remaining clock in quizzes now displays seconds remaining, in addition to hours and minutes. The timer will now begin to flash once it nearly reaches no time remaining.Open Dyslexic Font
D2L incorporated the OpenDyslexic font (http://opendyslexic.org/).Improved "Read" Status in Discussions
To use this font, from your personal menu, click Account Settings.
In the Font Settings area, from the Font Face drop-down list, select Open Dyslexic.
Previously, the Read status of discussion posts by instructors and students automatically tracked during the page loading process for all discussion posts. This often resulted in inaccurate data, making it difficult for users to track the posts they hadn’t read, and produced inaccurate statistics on the number of posts read.Dropbox Folder Logs
Now, posts that are positioned on users’ screens to be read are marked as read as the user scrolls through them, ensuring a more reliable tracking process. If a user opens an unread thread, after a few seconds of resting on the first post in the thread, it will mark as read. The rest of the posts will mark as read as the user scrolls through them. Students and instructors can trust that they won't miss an important post due to it getting marked read before they could read it, and instructors can be more confident that students have actually read the number of posts reported in Statistics.
Students can now view a log of their dropbox folder submissions as well as view any files that were deleted through the View History button. You will still receive email confirmation when dropbox submissions are uploaded to D2L successfully.