The “Dropbox” tool in D2L may remind you of “Assignments” in WebCT. The Dropbox tool allows students to electronically submit individual and group assignments for a course. The Dropbox tool allows you to see assignment submission times, view submissions with the document viewer on the Leave Feedback page, download assignments to your computer, associate dropbox folders to rubrics, and return submissions with grades and feedback.
Watch a short demo on Dropbox here: http://www.desire2learn.com/resources/video/view/?v=11
The “News” tool in D2L is similar to “Announcements” in WebCT. Use “News” to quickly and effectively communicate updates and new information to your students. Students can even opt to receive News and other notifications as text messages on their mobile phones.
Learn more about D2L communication features here: http://www.desire2learn.com/products/learning-environment/features/collaborate-communicate/
This PDF document makes some additional associations between WebCT and D2L tools.
Which will you use in your course?