During the past year the campus online learning environment has moved from CULearn to Desire2Learn (D2L). And now the transition is complete; CULearn was retired August 31st.
Many faculty across campus have been using D2L for their courses, research, and work groups during the past three semesters. They have experimented with D2L’s extensive set of tools, which can help make teaching and learning easier and more effective. Now we want to help you make the move to D2L, too.
As this semester comes to an end, OIT has a few D2L related end-of-semester housekeeping reminders and a sneak peak at the new login page which will be in place for the fall 2013 semester.
A Desire2Learn (D2L) hosting infrastructure problem that affected CU-Boulder’s collaborative learning environment, and a quarter of D2L clients, from January 29 to February 1, has been attributed to a process D2L employed to migrate data to upgraded networking and storage equipment.
The following memo was sent to CU-Boulder faculty, staff and students on Thursday, January 17, 2013.
Update: The D2L upgrade, originally scheduled to start at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, was delayed while the vendor addressed technical issues. Those issues have been addressed and the upgrade has been rescheduled to start at noon, Wednesday, January 2 and conclude by 2 p.m. Thursday, January 3.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could incorporate web conferences in your Desire2Learn course? Well, now you can. The Online Rooms tool in Desire2Learn leverages Adobe Connect to bring web conferencing capabilities into D2L.
Academic Technology is offering an expanded schedule of Desire2Learn (D2L) workshops during the week of August 20-24. The two-part "Getting to Know D2L" workshop offers a guided tour of CU-Boulder's online learning environment and aims to demystify the transition from CULearn to D2L. We will demonstrate the most commonly used tools - assignment drop box, content uploading, grade book, and discussion boards - and answer participants' questions about getting started with D2L.
Starting with the fall 2012 semester, our campus will once again be a one-online-learning-environment campus as CULearn will be replaced by Desire2Learn (D2L) at the start of the new academic year. Both online learning environments will continue to run in parallel through the summer 2012 terms, but CULearn will not be available after August 31. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to start using D2L now, for any summer courses you may be teaching.
To: Boulder Campus Teaching Faculty, Deans, Directors, Dept Chairs
Sender: Deborah Keyek-Franssen, Ph.D., Director of Academic Technology
From: Office of Information Technology
Request Desire2Learn (D2L) for Your Summer Course
Now is the time to request an online learning environment for summer courses. Faculty are strongly encouraged to use D2L, because CULearn will be unavailable after the summer 2012 terms.