Guest post by Joyce Johnson, CPS Learning Design, Regis University
- V10.2 – knowledge/information gained from talking to others who have upgraded. Also, having the ability to have the hands on experience using the new version during some of the sessions.
- Support Meeting: I came away feeling like D2L really cared about Regis. Had we not had the meeting I doubt that we would have received the “free” refresh of our test server.
- Collaborating with others, talking about how the system is used, managed, courses developed, etc. PRICELESS.
- Binder – learners would find this tool very useful specifically the annotation feature and the ability to arrange content to suite their learning style
- Minnesota State University: linking the QM template into courses
- Northland Community and Technical College: Intelligent Agents
- Semester Start Planning –presented by D2L: the analysis of issues and strategies that D2L is putting into place to resolve term start issue. The Change Freeze that has been put into place. Account Manager: are we not being informed of these changes because we do not have an account manager?
- Support: D2L is putting a lot of things into place to provide better support. However, they have not addressed major issues that were identified a year ago (at the last conference, through tickets, etc.).
- Rapid Version Changes: many are worried that too many changes will come too fast and that existing issues will not be addressed. Forced upgrades because older versions will not be supported.
- Enhancement Request – D2L stated that they should be placed on their Community website. The more people that are interested in the enhancement, the more D2L takes it into consideration for development
- Town Hall meeting for faculty: a strategy for showing and informing faculty of the changes in the new version. This would not be a training session, just a show and tell with Q&A.
- Term Start documents developed by D2L. We should incorporate those items/documents into our processes.