Wish List for Desire2Learn, Part 1

Colorado’s community colleges switched from Blackboard to Desire2Learn (D2L) this semester, so I’ve been using it since January.  There are a lot of things I like better about D2L, particularly how much easier it is to reorder items and how it’s possible to give individual students “special access” to turn in assignments late.

However, I’d like to be able to

  • make more than one topic in Content or another feature invisible or visible at the same time
  • stay where I posted a reply in a discussion topic rather than ending up back at the top of the page
  • make comments when grading discussions
  • automatically send news items as email messages
  • put text in a module
  • create a link to a module rather than just a topic
  • find restrictions for visibility and availabity and the Save buttons in the same place in all functions

4 responses to “Wish List for Desire2Learn, Part 1

  1. Hi,
    I agree with many of your wishlist items but wanted to let you know that your first item actually is already in D2L.

    In the content module, look for the “double pencil” icon at the top or bottom in Manage Content. Select multiple items and click that and then you can make them all hidden or visible, change the visibility of the enumeration and edit the long and short names of the topics.

    Hope that helps!

  2. Your point #3 is also going to be released with the 9.0 version of D2L this April. And I believe 4 was supposed to be coming later this summer.


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