Thursday, September 18, 2014

D2L 10.3 Restore Feature

Have you ever accidentally deleted a Dropbox folder or Discussion Topic inside a course in D2L? Then you know how frustrating it can be to delete something you needed, by mistake. Don’t worry. The 10.3 version of D2L has now implemented a new feature that will allow you to undo these mishaps!

That’s right! D2L version 10.3 has introduced the “Restore” feature. You can now restore any Dropbox folder or Discussion Topic that you have previously deleted from your course. In addition, when restoring either a Dropbox folder or Discussion Topic, the student work is also restored! This includes all student submissions for a Dropbox folder, and all student posts and replies to a Discussion Topic.

It is important to note however, that if you delete an individual submission from a Dropbox folder; or post from a Discussion Topic, those items will not be restored. The restore feature only applies to whole folders or topics.

To Restore a Dropbox Folder:

To restore a Dropbox folder, first access the Dropbox tool page by clicking the “Dropbox” link on the Navigation bar of your course. 

Next, choose the “More Actions” dropdown menu at the top of the page, and click “Event Log”

You will notice a list of all Dropbox folders you have deleted. Locate the one you’d like to restore, and click the “Restore” button. 

That’s it! Your Dropbox folder and all student submissions within that folder will be restored on the Dropbox tool page.

To Restore a Discussion Topic:

In addition to restoring Dropbox folders you can also restore Discussion Topics, complete with all student posts. To restore a Discussion Topic, first access the “Discussion Tool” page from the Navigation bar within your course. 

Next, choose the “More Actions” dropdown menu on the top left of the Discussion Tool page. Then, choose “Restore”. 

You will then see a list of all deleted Discussion Topics. Locate the one you want to restore, and click the “Restore” button.

Your restored Discussion Topic will re-appear on the Discussion Tool page.  With such few easy steps to recovering your Droobox folders and Discussion Topics, never worry about accidentally deleting them again!

To see video tutorials and other resources regarding D2L and its tools, visit the LMS faculty resources webpage at:

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