Course Home Page News and Updates
Your instructor is able to send messages to all students by utilizing the Course Home page News widget.
The News widget enables your instructor and administrators to communicate updates, changes and new information to you quickly and effectively. News postings appear in the News widget on course homepages.
Since this is the first page that you often see when you log in or access your courses, messages placed on the home page are hard to miss!
- When you first log in, you may see a welcome message explaining how to begin your course.
- If there is an upcoming due date for an assignment or assessment, your instructor may send out a course-wide announcement to students as a reminder.
Updates and Events
Desire2Learn, through its automated Updates widget, is able to provide a quick glimpse of status of the various communication and assessment course tools.
The Updates widget can display:
- Unread discussions.
- New emails.
- Ungraded or unread quizzes.
- Upcoming and New dropbox submissions and submissions with unread feedback.
Let's look at the Discussion tool next.