LMS Implementation

Dear Faculty,

After an extensive and in-depth evaluation process by the Learning Management System Evaluation Working Group, the University has chosen Desire2Learn (recently rebranded as Brightspace) as its next Learning Management System (LMS). An email from Dr. Harold Baillie and Dr. Jerry DeSanto regarding this decision was sent on July 1, 2013. The Evaluation Working Group consisted of faculty members recommended by the Technology Advisory Group (TAG), undergraduate and graduate students, and staff members from several campus departments who will be supporting the new LMS.

Access to D2L
Desire2Learn (D2L) is available now via My.Scranton by clicking on the same icon you used to for ANGEL. 

ANGEL courses from Fall 2011 through Spring 2014 have been converted to Desire2Learn. You will find these courses under the heading ANGEL Converted => Courses; the current courses will be located under the courses' originating department name, followed by the semester. Please note that courses from Spring 2014 will be located in both places.

If you did not use Desire2Learn in Spring 2014, the course(s) listed under the department will be a blank shell. The course(s) with the content converted from ANGEL will be in ANGEL Converted => Courses.

Copy (rollover) content to D2L

In addition to adding content manually to your Fall 2014 Desire2Learn course, you can copy (rollover) content from a previous course that was converted from ANGEL. Before you copy content, we suggest that you look at this link to see how to adjust the content in a Desire2Learn course that was converted from ANGEL.

To copy course content from another Desire2Learn course, follow these steps:

• Access current blank course;
• Navigate to Edit Course (top right);
• Under Site Resources, click on Import/Export/Copy Components;
• Keep first button checked and click Search for Offering;
• In new window, enter a search term or select the course you want to copy content from;
• Click Add Selected;
• Click Copy All Components. The system will begin the copy process; it may take several minutes for the copy process to complete.

Quizzes Converted From ANGEL

All quizzes in the ANGEL converted courses have also been converted; however, some may need adjustment. More importantly, we encourage you to preview all of your quizzes in Desire2Learn to be sure that all questions/banks/sets, or combinations thereof, deliver correctly and completely with the appropriate point values.

We encourage you to contact the CTLE for any assistance with your Desire2Learn quizzes.

Teaching with D2L
All courses will be taught in D2L from this point forward.