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Desire2Learn (Learn@UW) - Upgrade Coming June 5, 2014

Posted: 2014-05-01 14:54:37   Expiration: 2014-05-15 12:52:08

Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on 2014-05-01 14:54:37. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

An upgrade of Desire2Learn to a new version is planned to be completed 10:00 AM June 5th, 2014. The upgrade will be performed during the window of 10:00 PM June 4th-10:00 AM June 5th. D2L will be unavailable during that 12-hour maintenance period, so please plan your work accordingly.

The new version will include feature changes/improvements to several tools including Content, Discussions, Dropbox, Gradebook, Quizzing, and more. Overall, these changes reflect a focus by D2L to improve navigation (for example, Content now features a fly-out universal menu panel and the ability to expand/collapse all Content modules at once), increase the areas of the system where drag and drop can be used to upload files, and add features that have been often requested (such as the ability to notify students when content has been updated, automatic quiz score recalulation, and milestone grading in the Gradebook).

You can find extensive information about what's included in the new version at the upgrade website: The website includes a features list, video overviews, FAQs, and more.

-- Learn@UW Madison Team