The D2L Panopticon
In my Elizabethan Poetry and Prose course I’m using Desire2Learn as our learning management system. It looks like this:
Not too shabby; you can see the unread discussion posts in the upper right, and if I’d added dates and assignments and content and news, you’d see them, too. It’s a fine dashboard for what’s happening in the course, if you use it right.
But what if you don’t? What if, instead, you have a WordPress blog, a Twitter hashtag, and student-generated Facebook pages and YouTube channels and Tumblr blogs and who knows what else?
Will Desire2Learn let me aggregate them all into one interface? Something like this:
My students’ multiple self-generated venues for creativity are crying out for aggregation. Can D2L do it?