Updates That Occurred in D2L May 2018


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A Smart phone, a tablet and a Computer all showing the new responsive design of D2L



Important Dates:

  • Thursday, May 10, 2018: Updates Occurred Live in D2L
  • Friday, May 11, 2018: Summer 2018 Course Shells Available



During the May 2018 semester, D2L was updated to provide a more mobile friendly experience for D2L users. Key parts of this update included a new responsive design for a consistent experience across all devices, graphical redesign of My Home and Course Home pages, and updates to tools and interfaces to improve mobile compatibility. While the functionality of D2L and course management processes remain the same, Instructors will need to be aware of these updates. Below are multiple ways to be informed and archives of the communications that were sent to Instructors throughout the Spring 2018 semester.

 

D2L Update Communications

 

The eLearning Department sent out D2L May 2018 Update communications on a bi-​weekly basis. All communications have been archived and can be accessed from the list below as they are made available.



D2L Update Communications Dates & Topics

 

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Dates Topics
Friday, January 26, 2018
Introduction Communication  — General Overview
Thursday, February 08, 2018 General Overview of the Updates Coming to D2L May 2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018 Update #1- Responsive Design and Making D2L User Friendly for All Devices
Thursday, March 15, 2018 Update #2 — Graphical Redesign of the My Home and Course Home Pages that Contribute to Mobile Compatibility
Thursday, March 29, 2018 Update #3 — D2L Term Changes and How They May Impact Students and Instructors
Thursday, April 12, 2018 Recap of the Updates Presented So Far Coming to D2L May 2018
Thursday, April 26, 2018 Learn What You Can Do Now to Prepare Your D2L Course(s) for the Updates Coming to D2L May 2018
Thursday, May 10, 2018 Updates Occurred Live in D2L
Friday, May 11, 2018 Summer 2018 Course Shells Now Available
Monday, May 14, 2018 Introduce eLearning Drop-​In Sessions (Weeks of May 14 and May 21)
Monday, May 21, 2018 Student D2L May 2018 Updates Recap
Thursday, May 24, 2018  D2L May 2018 Updates Wrap-​Up

Learning Opportunities — CTE Workshops, Come See Us Sessions, and Instructor Drop-​In Sessions



The eLearning Department provided a variety of Learning Opportunities highlighting upcoming D2L Updates and provided a first-​hand look at what an updated course looked like in D2L. 



Dates, Times, and Locations

CTE Workshops

 

The eLearning Department Instructional Designers conducted several workshops through the Center for Teaching Excellence highlighting the upcoming D2L Updates and provided a first-​hand look at what an updated course looked like in D2L.

To register, contact the Center for Teaching Excellence.



Dates Times Locations
 Main Campus
Wednesday, February 7, 2018  1:00 pm — 2:00 pm TLC 321
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 10:00 am — 11:00 am TLC 321
Thursday, March 1, 2018 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm TLC 321
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 9:30 am — 10:30 am TLC 321
Monday, April 9, 2018 11:00 am — Noon TLC 321
Thursday, April 26, 2018 4:30 pm — 5:30 pm TLC 321
 West Campus
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 1:00 pm — 2:00 pm West Campus U227
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm West Campus U227

 


Come See Us Sessions

 

During D2L Academic Office Hours, a series of Come See Us Sessions highlighted the upcoming D2L Updates and provided a first-​hand look at what an updated course looked like in D2L.

2/​52/​16 General Overview of the Updates Coming to D2L May 2018
2/​193/​2 Update #1- Responsive Design and Making D2L User Friendly for All Devices
3/​123/​23 Update #2 — Graphical Redesign of the My Home and Course Home Pages that Contribute to Mobile Compatibility
3/​26 — 4/​6 Update #3 — D2L Term Changes and How They May Impact Students and Instructors
4/​94/​20 Recap of May 2018 Updates Coming to D2L May 2018
4/​23 — 5/​4 Learn What You Can Do Now to Prepare Your D2L Course(s) for the Updates Coming to D2L May 2018

Instructor Drop-​In Sessions

 

The eLearning Department is holding Instructor Drop-​In sessions in our offices, TLC 427, for one-​on-​one assistance and questions regarding the D2L May 2018 Updates. Appointments may also be scheduled during this time.

 

Dates  Times Locations
Monday-​Friday, May 14 – 18, 2018
 7:30 am — 4:00 pm  eLearning Department — TLC 427
Monday-​Friday, May 21 – 25, 2018
 7:30 am — 4:00 pm eLearning Department — TLC 427

Instructor Informational Sessions — Department Meetings, Committee Meetings, and Faculty Professional Development Days



The eLearning Department Instructional Designers attended a variety of meetings to share information regarding the D2L May 2018 Updates as well as answer any questions that Instructors had.

Dates, Times, and Locations

Department Meetings

This table will be updated as new meetings are scheduled.

Department(s) Date Location
Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Science Friday, February 23, 2018 A&S 111/​112
Business , Communication, and Arts Friday, March 16, 2018 Grand River Room
English, Humanities, and Social Sciences Friday, March 23, 2018 A&S 104/​105
Health and Human Services
Program Directors Meeting Thursday, February 8, 2018 HHS 102
Child Development and Early Education Friday, February 9, 2018 HHS 102
Nursing Tuesday, April 10, 2018 HHS 108
Fitness/​Health/​Kinesiology Thursday, April 19, 2018 HHS 021
Technical Careers
Computer Information Technology  Friday, February 9, 2018 Online
Public Service Careers — Law Enforcement Tuesday, February 27, 2018 WC N-​193
Automotive Technology Thursday, March 22, 2018 WC 159.28


Committee Meetings

 

Dates To Be Determined


Faculty Professional Development Days

Faculty Professional Development Days May 14 – 15, 2018  

Instructor Course Checklist



Updates to D2L occurred live on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Please download the Word document and review this checklist and your D2L course(s) to determine if you will need to make any updates.



May 2018 D2L Update Instructor Course Checklist

May 2018 Update Communications for Students



Visit the Student Resource Site to view communications Students received regarding the May 2018 D2L Updates. 



Student Updates Coming to D2L May 2018

 



Come visit the eLearning team in TLC 427 for assistance.
If you are unable to visit in person, please contact us by email
at lcc_​elearning@​lcc.​edu, or by phone at (517) 4831839.

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