Instructional Technology Services is releasing a series of “What’s New” updates to help you learn more about the changes to Desire2Learn prior to the 10.3 upgrade. The fifth in the series is now available on the Instructional Technology Blog: What’s New in D2L 10.3 – Update #5.

Update #5 covers the following changes in the Discussions tool:

– Options for scoring discussions
– Rating discussion posts
– Hide All Topics on the Discussion List page.

The Discussions tool received the most extensive change in this update. These changes may require you to make some adjustments in your process when viewing and scoring student posts. We strongly recommend you familiarize yourself with the changes if you use the Discussions tool in your courses.

Coming soon! Additional “What’s New” updates will be added to the ITS Blog on Friday, May 30th and the coming days. Future topics include:

– Update #6: Tips on viewing student posts and using the Discussions tool
– Update #7: Update to the Content tool

For more information, refer to the Instructional Technology Blog.