10.2 Upgrade

Later this week both of our production systems will get upgraded from Desire2Learn 9.4.1 to 10.2. This will be an epic effort. Over several days a few dozen people will work on various aspect of the databases, application servers, and testing. Good ‘ole clean IT fun just in time for Christmas. Finding the magical gap… Continue reading 10.2 Upgrade

Extend LMS With LTI Tools #USGRockEagle13

David Robinson, Georgia Gwinnett College Mash up nifty tools with an Learning Management System. It is a standard, so a defined protocol achieves application portability. The tool can work with any LMS the same. Terms: Tool Provider : the tool with its packaging. Tool Consumer : the system using the tool, like D2L. Context :… Continue reading Extend LMS With LTI Tools #USGRockEagle13

Integrating D2L-Drupal Via LTI #USGRockEagle13

Tom Boyle, Kennesaw State University Half Drupal and half Desire2Learn interest. Request to determine how to decrease time it takes for an online student to go from application to orientation to advisement to registration. Orientation took place in Desire2Learn. Script looks for applicants in Banner and creates the user in Bulk User Management. Registrar enrolls… Continue reading Integrating D2L-Drupal Via LTI #USGRockEagle13

D2L Tips and Tricks 10.2 #USGRockEagle13

Terri Brown and Louise Fechter, Georgia Southern University Upgraded to Desire2Learn 10.2 in July 2013. (Actually from 9.4.1 to 10.0 earler then later to 10.2.) Support plan: revised training, more documentation, briefed support team, wrote “tips & tricks”. When get calls, walk through the task then follow up with a document. If no doc exists,… Continue reading D2L Tips and Tricks 10.2 #USGRockEagle13

Host Hopping Cookies

It started with a tweet on Saturday morning. @MsIngalls: When I go to the Checklist in @Desire2Learn -when I am logged in – I get an error message that says my log in has expired – ideas? #d2l This sounded like an issue we had in WebCT Vista product I called Failed Sessions. FSes occur when… Continue reading Host Hopping Cookies

LMS Brackets

I don’t really follow basketball. So, it is odd that I even registered this tweet from Dennis Kavelman, @dkavelman:   Team D2L has 4 schools in sweet sixteen! Go #marquette, #arizona, #msu, #osu! @desire2learn He is excited because four universities who are clients of his company are in the major NCAA basketball championship contest. If only four are… Continue reading LMS Brackets

Content Migration Progress Tracking

When moving hundreds of thousands of courses between WebCT Vista and Desire2Learn, keeping track of what made it through which stage seems like an obvious hindsight thing to do. I added that last bit because we started to notice where things fell between the cracks starting to pile up. The basic process… Through Oracle SQL… Continue reading Content Migration Progress Tracking

OrgCode Duplicate Filter

I was asked to work my “Unix magic”. The problem? Duplicate courses were spooled and converted from the WebCT format to the Desire2Learn. The conversion process creates an import file using the WebCT SourcedId.Id as the OrgCode. The first time the OrgCode is used, it creates a course. The next and subsequent times, it duplicates… Continue reading OrgCode Duplicate Filter

One of Many

The Learning Management System (LMS) has been a despised technology by some ever since I started working with one, WebCT, in 1999. At the time it was deemed crappy technology that had to improve or die. So today in 2012, about 13 years later, I have to roll my eyes at the pundits writing about… Continue reading One of Many