LMS Update


Preparing for the Purging of Courses in D2L (April 21, 2014)

Preparing for the D2L Upgrade (May 10, 2014)

What's New in D2L 10.3

Online Rooms (Blackboard Collaborate)

D2L Quickstart (PDF)


D2L Goes Mobile

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Instructional Design & Web Technologies Workshop Schedule

Instructional Design & Web Technologies department offers a wide variety of workshops. Please  let us know if you have a specific topic you would like covered!

Register via email at idwt@ship.edu. Please include the name and date of the workshop in your email.

We're available for individual consultations!

Need help? Please call and we will schedule a session with you.

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Activating or Deactivating a Course

Active vs. Inactive

Following is a description of active and inactive courses. An instructor sees both in the list of courses.

Note: Courses are created as ACTIVE and the dates are set based on the official start and end date of the semester.  

Active Course
An active course appears in the list of courses for students enrolled in the course.  Students can access/enter the course only during the period defined by the StartDate and EndDate as specified by the instructor.

Inactive Course
An Inactive course appears in the list of courses only for the instructor.  If an instructor inactivates a course, that course appears as inactive in the list of courses for the instructor, but it no longer displays in the list of courses for students enrolled in that class. Inactive courses are identified by this icon inactive 

To make a course inactive:   

  1. Login to Desire2Learn
  2. On the My Home page, in the list of My Courses, click the course you want to make inactive.
  3. In the upper right corner of the Course Home page, click on the  EDIT COURSE link. The Course Administration page appears.
  4. Click COURSE OFFERING INFORMATION. The Course Offering Information page appears.

  5. Uncheck the Course is active button to make the course inactive.
  6. To adjust the course Start Date and End Date, select the Course has start date/Course has end date checkbox and enter the desired dates.
  7. Click on the SAVE button.