Chad Anderson

Quiz Accommodation Tool

The purpose of this tech tip is to show how to set up quiz accommodations for students, how to identify students that have an accommodation, and how to override an accommodation.    If a student has an accommodation set, the following icon will appear alongside their name in the class list: ...

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Accessibility Checker

The Accessibility Checker is available within the HTML Editor when you create or edit HTML content pages. It is located right beside the Spellcheck button. You can select “Accessibility checker” anytime while editing your content as shown: When you click the accessibility checker you will receive a dialog box such...

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Providing Alt Text for Images

What is Alternative Text (Alt Text) and when should it be used? Alternative Text (Alt Text) is the text-only information that describes an image. Alt text helps students using screen readers to understand information you would like to convey with an image. Use alt text when the purpose of your...

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Restoring Deleted Discussion Posts

The purpose of this tech tip is to demonstrate how you can restore discussion threads that may have been deleted. From the discussion tool with in your D2L course site, click the “More Actions” button, and choose “Restore”: Click the “Restore” button next the deleted discussion thread: If you delete...

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Intelligent Agents

Intelligent Agents Intelligent Agents can monitor login activity, course activity of a student, and release conditions in a course. Things to consider when creating an intelligent agent are: • What the agent looks for • How often the agent acts • What to include in the notification to the student...

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New Purge Process

There will be a new course purge schedule that will start immediately. Courses will now be preserved for 5 academic years.  This change is due to the fact that some courses were only being offered every 4 years and the system office wanted to give those courses a chance not...

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Re-ordering Grade Items in your Gradebook

Once you have created grade items in your gradebook you may want to re-order them for ease of use when you are grading your students.  The following steps will demonstrate how to reorder your gradebook. On your Course Navigation bar, click “Assessment” and then choose “Grades”:   Click “Manage Grades”:...

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