Important Semester Teaching Information
Select one of the below links to expand the section and review the important semester teaching information in that section.
Complete Course Copy
Instructions for performing a complete course copy are available at: http://lcc-elearning.wikispaces.com/Course+Copy
Complete course copies are processed through a course copy queue. Instructors can navigate away from the screen while the copy is being processed as well as view the status and history of the copy from the Import/Export/Copy Components Tool.
***IMPORTANT NOTE: This ONLY applies to complete course copies.
Complete Component Copy and Partial Component Copy
- Instructions for performing a complete component copy are available at: http://lcc-elearning.wikispaces.com/Component+Copy.
- ***IMPORTANT NOTE: When performing a complete or partial component copy, DO NOT navigate away from the page until the course copy is completely finished. The course copy is completed when each item has a green checkmark next to it and the words "Items were successfully copied" appear below it.
Information regarding Desire2Learn functionality which could impact those instructors teaching this semester:
- Using the Equation Editor with Discussions - When viewing the list of threads in a discussion topic, equations will not preview correctly. In order to view the equation, you will need to select the specific thread and the equation will display correctly. For more information, please visit http://www.lcc.edu/elearning/faculty/announcements/eq-editor.aspx
- Error When Using Start Dates and Due Dates in Content - If you use Start Dates and Due Dates in the Content area of your course, your students may receive an error when attempting to access the Content area if the Start Dates are in the future. For more information on this error and what you can do to correct it, please visit http://lcc-elearning.blogspot.com/2014/01/error-when-using-start-dates-and-due.html
- Are you using the latest version of
Firefox (version 25) or Google Chrome? If so, please
click below for information about viewing content within
- Display of Documents Within the Content
Viewer - Instructors and students may preview documents
without downloading the file first, the following functions are
- The ability to select and open HTML links in documents and presentations
- The ability to view animations and multimedia in PowerPoint Presentations
- The potential for headers, footers, tables, and auto-formatted lists to not appear in Microsoft Word documents
- Sending Mail to Yourself in Desire2Learn - When you send mail to yourself from within a course, the message WILL send successfully but WILL NOT appear in the course inbox. In order to see the message from within your course, you will need to filter the inbox to "All Messages". Viewing your mail from the My Home page will also show all of the messages from every course, including those messages you've sent to yourself. Desire2Learn is currently looking into this situation.
Below is information available to students to assist them in using Desire2Learn.
- Online Learning in Desire2Learn - Desire2Learn for Students training is available students registered for their first online course in current semester.
- eLearning Student Blog - Tips and tricks for learning online and within Desire2Learn available at http://lcc-elearning-students.blogspot.com
- eLearning Student Help Wiki - Various instructional guides available for students to learn to use the features of Desire2Learn available at http://lcc-elearning-student.wikispaces.com
- eLearning Assistance in the Learning Commons - eLearning Staff are available in the Learning Commons in A&S 108 to assist students with Desire2Learn. For more information including hourse of service, please visit: http://www.lcc.edu/elearning/students/about_online/learningcommons.aspx.
Technology and Learning Center, Room 427
Phone: (517) 483-1839
Additional contact information »
Purpose: The eLearning Live Chat is intended for questions regarding Desire2Learn.
Hours of Live Chat Operation:
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
If the Live Chat is Offline, please contact the eLearning Department via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave an offline message within the Live Chat client.
The eLearning Department will respond to emails and offline messages within one business day.