LMS Update

Desire2Learn 

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 FAQ

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!

REGISTRATION REQUIRED
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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Checklist

Instructors can create checklists to highlight important aspects of their courses and students can use them as a guide for a specific assignment or for a specific unit in the course.

There are three steps in creating a Checklist.You must complete all three for students to view the checklist.

  1. Create the Checklist.
  2. Create a Category.
  3. Create Items on the Checklist

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Creating a Checklist

  1. On the checklists page, click on the NEWnew checklist button.
  2. On the New Checklist page, type the name of the checklist in the NAME field
  3. If desired, type a decription in the DESCRIPTION textbox to identify the checklist contents.
  4. Select the Open this Checklist in a New Window When Viewed checkbox , if desired, to allow users to view the checklist in a new window. 
  5. Click on the SAVE button to save the checklist OR click on the SAVE AND NEW button to save it and create another one.

Adding a Category

After creating a new checklist, instructors create a new category.

  1. On the Edit Checklists page, click on the NEW CATEGORY new categorylink.  
  2. Type a NAME and, an optional DESCRIPTION for the category.
  3. Click on the SAVE button to save the new category OR on the SAVE AND NEW button to save it and create another one. 

Adding an Item

  1. On the Checklists page, click NEW ITEM on the top tool menu. new item
  2. On the New Item page, select a category for the item in the CATEGORY drop-down list.  Each item must belong to a category.
    To add a new category, click the NEW CATEGORY link.  In the "New Category" pop up, type a NAME and DESCRIPTION for the new checklist then click on the SAVE button.
  3. Type the NAME of the checklist.
  4. Type the DESCRIPTION of the checklist, if desired.
  5. To set a due date, select DUE DATE checkbox and type in the appropriate date and time. 
  6. To make the item visible in the schedule for users, select the ADD EVENT TO SCHEDULE checkbox.
  7. Click on the SAVE button to save the new item or on the SAVE AND NEW button to save the current Item and create new Item.

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Previewing a Checklist as it would Appear to Users

  • On the Checklists page, click the PREVIEW preview button icon next to the name of the checklist that you want to preview.  The "Preview" Checklist pop-up shows the checklist as it appears to students.

Editing a Checklist

After creating a checklist, instructors can edit the checklist to add items and categories to it.

  1. On the Checklists page, click on the name of the checklist. 
  2. On the Edit Checklist page, make changes in the "Checklists Properties" area.
  3. Click on the SAVE button when the editing process is complete.

Defining Restrictions on a Checklist

  1. On the Edit Checklist page, click on the RESTRICTIONS tab.
  2. Click the CREATE AND ATTACH button to create a new release condition and attach it to the checklist OR click on the ATTACH EXISTING button choosing a previously created condition.
  3. Click on the SAVE button.  The checklist is now available to students based on the defined conditions.

Editing a Checklist Category or Item

  1. On the Edit Checklist page, click on the name of the checklist or category item.
  2. Make the desired changes.
  3. Click on the SAVE button.

To Edit Multiple Checklist Items

  1. On the Edit Checklist page, select the checkbox next to the items.
  2. Click on the EDIT MULTIPLE ITEMS icon on the CATEGORIES AND ITEMS list. 2 pencils
  3. On the Edit Multiple Items page, make desired changes to each of the items and click on the SAVE button.

Deleting a Checklist

  1. On the Checklists page, click on the DELETE icon. trashcan
  2. On the Delete Checklists page, delete a checklist by selecting the checkbox(es) next to the Checklist name.
  3. Click on the DELETE SELECTED button.

Deleting a Category or Item

  1. On the Checklists page, click on the appropriate checklist link.
  2. On the Edit Checklists page, delete a category or item by clicking on the checkbox next to the category or item name.
  3. Click on the DELETE icon. trashcan

Re-ordering Checklists

  1. On the Checklists page, click on the RE-ORDER 2 arrows button.
  2. On the Re-order Checklists page, change the values in the SORT ORDER field for the checklists.
  3. Click on the SAVE button.

Re-Ordering Checklist Items and Categories

  1. On the Checklists page, click appropriate checklist name.
  2. On the Edit Checklists page, click on the  RE-ORDER 2 arrows button.
  3. On the Re-Order Checklists page, change the values in the SORT ORDER field for the checklist items or categories.
  4. Click on the SAVE button. 

Viewing Student Progress

Once students have complete the checklist you can view their progress by completing the following steps:

  1. In the Course Home page click the Classlist link in the red navigation bar.
  2. Click on the User Progress icon.

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  3. If checklist is not selected, click on the Change button next to the word Tool:.
  4. In the dropbox choose Checklist.
  5. Scroll down to the Checklist details to view the user's progress.

Checklist - Student View

  1. On the Course Home page, scroll down to the Role Switch tool.
  2. Click on the Current Role drop down box, choose the student role.
  3. Click on the Change Role button.
  4. Click on the Checklist link in the red navigation bar.

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  5. Click on the Checklist link of choice. The student view will appear. 

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