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Important D2L Availability Dates

Courses become available to faculty in D2L 60 calendar days before the course start date.  Additionally, students gain access to courses two business days prior to the course start date.  Faculty should upload an accessible syllabus into courses before students gain access. Please see the table below for availability dates for the upcoming terms.

Role Fall/Fall A Fall B Winter Spring/Spring A
Faculty Available Aug 22 Oct 15 Nov 22
Students Aug 22 Oct 21 Dec 12 Jan 17

Relevant Updates and Information

- Attention Please -

The new and improved D2L navbar will be pushed to all courses on August 5, 2024.

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We hope you find the new navbar provides easier access to the most frequently used tools in D2L.     

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New AI Detector Paraphrasing Capabilities 

The Turnitin AI Writing Report has undergone significant changes. It now includes a Submission Breakdown, which filters and separates text that is likely to be AI-paraphrased. For more information, view this Turnitin article (opens new window).

Contact our Support Desk if you have questions. 

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We previously announced that the "Reviewed" status icon will now automatically appear after a student's session is viewed. If you didn't intend to view a session or want to indicate that you are not finished with it, instructors now have the option to manually mark a session as “Reviewed” and can also remove the “Reviewed” status if needed.

DE TechBytes


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The Examity online proctoring platform will no longer be available at Austin Peay State University after August 2, 2024. This allows for Examity usage through the Summer 2024 terms.
Moving forward, Honorlock online proctoring will remain the solely supported online proctoring tool provided by Distance Education. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


APSU Branded Zoom Backgrounds!
Show some school spirit in your next Zoom meeting with APSU branded backgrounds and filters now available in Zoom. To add one of the backgrounds or the Gov Head sticker, navigate to Settings > Background and Effects to choose a new virtual background or filter. 

All Screens Mode!
When enabled, the host (and participants, if allowed) will be able to view all screens of the participants in the meeting. This can be a great option for proctoring situations where our standard tools may not be the best solution. It is important that participants are not allowed to see each other's screens if using this setting for proctoring. Check out this Zoom article (opens new window) on  how to set up your meeting in all screens mode.


Webinar: Academic Integrity in the Age of AI: Developing Effective Policies for Higher Ed

As AI continues to evolve, institutions must assess the adequacy of existing policies, but higher ed leaders must also develop new guidelines to address the unique challenges and opportunities that AI presents. In this University Business Ed Talk, a strategic consultant and former higher ed leader will discuss the complexities of integrating AI into academic settings, and how to ensure that new policies align with institutional values, while emphasizing fairness, transparency, and safety. 

Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2024
Time: 3:00 PM Central Time
Duration: 30 minutes

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2023-2024 Academic Year Newsletters

Looking for a quick recap of our past updates? We've got you covered. View our previous newsletters below.