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SLATE Upgrade: What's New in Desire2Learn 10.3 and ePortfolio 4.3

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  • 1. Content Quizzes Dropbox Discussions ePortfolio Design Click on a tool name to explore new features: Welcome to 10.3 & ePortfolio 4.3 SLATE: New Features
  • 2. New Features: Content Content Quizzes Dropbox Discussions The Content tool includes exciting new features making it easier for instructors to add content to courses and students to view content inline without downloading! ePortfolio Design SLATE: New Features Drag and Drop Inline Viewing Document Templates Click to explore the new features: Floating Table of Contents
  • 3. Drag and Drop files from your desktop to your course: !Bonus: It works in dropbox and for attachments too! SLATE: New Features CONTENT: New Features
  • 4. Now you can view Microsoft Word and PowerPoint files inline: SLATE: New Features CONTENT: New Features
  • 5. SLATE: New Features CONTENT: New Features Add AODA Compliant Document Templates to your content! Turn this: Into this:
  • 6. SLATE: New Features CONTENT: New Features The Table of Contents now features a pullout menu that will float up and down as you scroll: !Bonus: Students can bookmark content and access it from the side menu. The floating table of contents also appears in the discussions tool!
  • 7. SLATE: New Features CONTENT: New Features For Students: Students can view the number of in-progress topics in each module. When all topics have been completed, checkmarks appear and the progress bar indicates completion of the module: For Instructors: In addition to the newly designed User Progress tool, instructors can now see a completion summary inline with each content topic in their course:
  • 8. Content Quizzes The Quiz tool layout has changed, giving instructors faster access to commonly used features! New Features: Quizzes Click to explore the new features: Add / Edit Questions New Assessment Tab Submission View Time Limits Dropbox Discussions ePortfolio Design SLATE: New Features
  • 9. Old Version: New Version: Add/Edit questions is now on the “Properties” tab. In the previous version they were on a separate tab. SLATE: New Features Quizzes: New Features
  • 10. Grade Item, Rubrics and Attempts have all been combined into a new “Assessment” tab. SLATE: New Features Quizzes: New Features
  • 11. Now you can limit the amount of time students can view their quiz submission and question answers. SLATE: New Features Quizzes: New Features
  • 12. 1 Quizzes Dropbox 4 5 6 New Features: Dropbox Evaluate Without a Submission Restore Deleted Folders Content Discussions ePortfolio Design New Dropbox features include the ability to grade and leave feedback for students without submissions, the ability to restore deleted folders and the new “Due Date.” Click to explore the new features: SLATE: New Features Due Dates and End Dates
  • 13. A grade and feedback can now be posted in the dropbox for students without submissions. Previously this could only be posted in the grades tool. SLATE: New Features Dropbox: New Features
  • 14. SLATE: New Features Dropbox: New Features The Dropbox event log allows instructors to restore a deleted Dropbox folder including its submissions and feedback. Rubric associations, Learning Objective associations and Release Conditions will have to be manually reinstated.
  • 15. SLATE: New Features Dropbox: New Features A Long Awaited and Frequently Requested Feature! Dropbox Folders can now have a due date and an end date allowing students to submit late assignments.
  • 16. 1 2 Dropbox Discussions 5 6 New Features: Discussions QuizzesContent ePortfolio Design Topic Use Summary Hide Topics Forum Level Posting Restrictions New Discussion Rating Options Click to explore the new features: The Discussion Board Tool now has an updated organization to provide a more streamlined experience for discussion participants. SLATE: New Features
  • 17. SLATE: New Features DISCUSSIONS: New Features A summary of topic activity data outlining the number of threads, posts and read status is now located to the right of a discussion topic with further details underneath. Old Version: New Version:
  • 18. You can use the Hide Topics option to collapse topics within a single forum or to hide all topics for all the forums at once. SLATE: New Features DISCUSSIONS: New Features
  • 19. Instructors can apply restrictions to posts at the forum level. In previous versions, this could only be done at topic level. SLATE: New Features DISCUSSIONS:
  • 20. Ratings can now be set per topic rather than entire course. In addition to 5-star ratings, users can now add rating schemes such as voting a topic up or down. SLATE: New Features DISCUSSIONS: New Features
  • 21. 1 2 3 ePortfolio Discussions 6 New Features: ePortfolio Dropbox QuizzesContent Design Reflections and Dropbox Reflections and Content SLATE: New Features Form Templates Minor Additions ePortfolio features several enhancements with closer integration to other tools making it easier to reflect on course content. Click to explore the new features:
  • 22. Students can add reflections to their ePortfolios directly from course content. Tags are automatically added to reflections SLATE: New Features ePortfolio: New Features
  • 23. Reflections can now be submitted to dropbox for assessment. Assessed reflections can then be added as artifacts to ePortfolios SLATE: New Features ePortfolio: New Features
  • 24. • Form templates can be added directly from a module in content. • Tags are automatically added to form responses. SLATE: New Features ePortfolio: New Features
  • 25. • Additional presentation themes are now available. • Links to pages can be inserted within a presentation. • Customizable thumbnail for linked artifacts is displayed instead of generic icon. • Shared items from users can be restored or ignored SLATE: New Features ePortfolio: New Features
  • 26. 1 2 3 Design 4 ePortfolio New Features: Design DiscussionsDropbox QuizzesContent SLATE: New Features Role Switch User Progress HTML Editor Click to explore the new features: Several interface changes have brought ease to design and new features to several tools.
  • 27. The Role Switch tool has moved from its former widget to the mini bar, making it accessible regardless of where you are in SLATE. Old version: New version: SLATE: New Features Interface: New Features
  • 28. The User Progress tool now includes a summary page of student activity. By default the summary shows logins, content, objectives and grades. Discussions, Dropbox, Quizzes, Checklist and Surveys can appear in customized reports. In the previous version, a report had to be generated individually for each tool. SLATE: New Features Interface: New Features
  • 29. SLATE: New Features Interface: New Features • The HTML editor has been redesigned to be more user friendly. It has better table functionality and switches easily between advanced and basic mode. • The “Insert Stuff” tool has changed as well, now allowing for easier embedding.