Learn@UW Binder Mobile App
Binder is a free mobile app for use with D2L. For information, see http://binder.desire2learn.com/apps/.
The Desire2Learn Binder is a document reader that allows students to access Learn@UW (Desire2Learn) course content directly from a mobile device (other than the iPhone).
Students using Binder with Learn@UW can:
- Access course content online or offfline
- Organize and tag content items
- Annotate (highlight, underline, take notes, etc.) certain types of content items
- Search text, bookmarks, or annotations
- Archive documents that are no longer needed
Steps for setting up Binder:
- Create a Desire2Learn EduDentity Account. This account is in addition to your Learn@UW user login credentials (i.e. your NetID/password). To create your EduDentity account, visit this page and click the Create Account button. NOTE: Your EduDentity password must be at least 8 characters long.
- Watch your email that you provided on the EduDentity registration form. You should receive an email from EduDentity asking you to activate your account.
- Using your devices app store find and install Binder. http://binder.desire2learn.com/apps/
- Once installed, launch the Binder app on your device. You'll be asked to log in with your EduDentity username/password. Remember, this isn't your Learn@UW login ID/password.
Adding content to your Binder:
- Open the course containing content to be pushed to Binder and select "content."
- Locate the files within content, click on the arrow to the right of its name, and select "Send to Binder"
- You will now be prompted to log in to binder.
- After logging into Binder, a "sending to binder" dialog will be displayed.
Finally, students interested in using Binder should keep in mind the following considerations:
- You lose the ability to “fetch” content items if an instructor makes the Learn@UW course inactive or hides/restricts content.
- Instructors can prohibit some content items from being downloaded to Binder.
- Student access to content items through Binder won’t be registered in User Progress, so your instructor won’t see that you’ve accessed it if you only access it through Binder
- Supported document types include:
- Excel: XLS
- Images: JPG, JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF
- Text: TXT, RTF
- Word: DOC, DOCX
- Power Point: PPT, PPTX