Desire2Learn

Desire2Learn

Desire2Share Ning Group

Just a quick note that if you administer and/or support people who use Desire2Learn, Kyle Mackie at the University of Guelph has set up a new Ning group called Desire2Share. It’s a private group and if you want to join us, contact Kyle. His credentials are on the site. This site is outside of the […]

Desire2Learn

Personalize D2L content using variables

Online Course Peer Review at Lake Superior College just posted a nice D2L tip on how to personalize content in a D2L course. By inserting {firstname} into any HTML spot in your courses (news, content, release conditions, etc), D2L automatically places your students’ first names into your message.  This just adds an element of personalization to […]

Desire2Learn

Dealing with Blackboard – Bollywood Style!

Take a bunch of classic Bollywood movies, mash in a few of your own select subtitles and add in a bit of Learning Management System subtext and you have The Adventures of Blackboardwala, some seriously fun edtech mashups that give a good ol’ fashioned thumb wag to Blackboard. Thanks to Michael Feldstein at e-Literate for […]

Desire2Learn

Desire2Learn 1 Blackboard 0

A judge in Texas has ruled that 35 of the 44 patent claims Blackboard has filed against Desire2Learn are invalid. In addition, the rules have been set down for the future court case. Specifically, the ruling spells out how key terms will be defined for the court case. To illustrate how detailed these proceedings are, […]

Desire2Learn

Desire2Learn gets a tad social in 8.2

Just got some release notes for the new version of D2L (8.2) on the way this summer and it looks like they are beefing up some of the student collaborative tools, and improving on the (albeit basic) social features of the LMS. One of the features that looks interesting is the ability for students to […]