Item level copy is a strength
September 26, 2015

Item level copy is a strength

Jennifer DeMack | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Desire2Learn

Hi, I'm Jennifer DeMack and I am an adjunct instructor with Front Range Community College. I teach ENG122: Composition II, a guaranteed transfer course centered on argument. Desire2Learn offers [our] faculty many options for presenting and managing content to create efficient and engaging learning opportunities for students.
  • Date release options for activities, details, and content groupings allow you to plan a dynamic learning sequence.
  • Great flexibility for displaying media. It's very easy to build attractive and engaging lessons using all of Desire2Learn's media tools.
  • I tried to use a grading rubric for my discussions, and it created a separate grading method. Discussion rubric grading could vastly improve the tool.
  • Can we get the option to grade the discussions using the iPad app "GRADER"?
  • Can we get the option to grade quizzes and provide feedback using "GRADER"? Feedback options seemed to be missing from my GRADER.
  • It feels like the use of Desire2Learn at Front Range Community College has improved the learning outcomes, mostly because the students understand that they have to post discussions.
eCollege
WebCT Vista
Blackboard
Moodle
Full Sail (EFA) LMS (proprietary)
The ability to set and control dates per item is very important. It must be uniformly detailed in order to work correctly. Also, the ability to copy and/or import specific items, activities, and/or documents from other sections in the platform has made the system the most flexible I have ever used.

Using Desire2Learn

Very many options, pretty easy to use but also overwhelming.
ProsCons
Like to use
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
None
  • Creating and managing news items
  • Moving content around
  • Discussion participation
  • Discussion managment
  • Discussion grading
Yes - Allows you to grade assignments.