Waterloo LEARN Help

Waterloo LEARN is a web-based learning management system that enables instructors to manage course materials, activities and assessments and to interact easily and efficiently with their students outside the physical classroom. It can function both as a component of on-campus  blended courses and as a platform for fully online learning. This Waterloo LEARN Support site provides general as well as role-specific instruction and information.

  1. Oct. 25, 2018Quizzing functionality is being updated on Friday, October 26, 2018.

    As of October 26, 2018, quizzes will auto-save. This means that when students are responding to quiz questions, their responses will automatically be saved by the system. The 'Save' button will be removed, so the process of clicking 'save' after each response will no longer be necessary. Once the response is auto-saved, you will see a check mark on the question number on the left-hand side of the screen.  

    The vendor, D2L, has updated this functionality as part of their monthly continuous delivery updates.

    The LEARN Help Team

  2. May 7, 2018IMPORTANT Waterloo LEARN will be down Sunday, May 13th from 2:00 AM until 4:30 AM

    Waterloo LEARN will be down Sunday, May 13th from 2:00 AM until 4:30 AM for system maintenance. The vendor apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

  3. Dec. 22, 2017University of Waterloo Holiday Closure

    The University of Waterloo is officially closed from Saturday, December 23, 2017 until Tuesday, January 2, 2018.  During the holiday break, Waterloo LEARN is expected to be available, however, learnhelp will not be monitored until we return on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.  By default, course sites on Waterloo LEARN will become available on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 (in some cases instructors  may have requested alternate start dates).

    Wishing everyone a relaxing and safe holiday break.

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  1. June 22, 2017Changes Coming to iClicker

  2. Dec. 19, 2016Introducing Turnitin Feedback Studio

    Turnitin is being upgraded to Turnitin Feedback Studio for the Winter 2017 semester. This new version provides the same functionality, but uses an updated look and feel. Once you open the Originality Report you will see two tool bars on the right hand side. The blue one contains the GradeMark functionality and the red one contains the Originality Report functionality. There is also an option to return to the Turnitin Classic View.

  3. Nov. 25, 2016November 2016 D2L Updates

    What's New:

    Some new look and feel changes to the Quizzing tool have been introduced to Waterloo LEARN. The next time you create a multiple choice question you will be given the opportunity to opt-in or out of the design changes. Once you opt-in, however, you won't be able to opt-out again. Similar changes will coming to other question types in future updates.

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