D2L has a Fresh New Look for spring

By Emily Margeson

emarg634@uwsp.edu

On Jan. 16, technology changes were implemented to the Desire2Learn site used by all students and faculty members.

D2L is a site used at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point that helps connect students with their instructors and classmates.

Students can access grades, discussion boards, rubrics, and everything else their instructor decides to post online.

The content and discussion interfaces have been transformed for both student and faculty users.

D2L undergoes system updates twice a year, once in the winter and once in the summer. All UW System schools, except UW-Milwaukee, use this technology and have received the update.

“Software always updates. It’s just

a product of our digital environment right now,” said Mary Mielke, part of faculty support on campus.

Students tend to be finding this change effective and easy to use.

“I like it a lot better,” said UWSP sophomore Kristen Lensmeyer. “It’s much faster to download documents on my computer.”

“I think its just much easier to navigate, otherwise I don’t see many differences,” said sophomore Brionna

Alexander.
The only real problems that

have occurred have happened in the beginning of the transformation.

“The viewer for the content area was buggy but it now seems the company has fixed that,” said Mielke.

“Some features also do not perform as well in Chrome,” said Mielke, “The best practice anyone can adopt is if they have a problem with one browser, try another browser.”

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