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Mid-terms are right around the corner. There are many tools and features in D2L you can use to help with these exams.

D2L Quizzes provide a robust tool to grade quizzes easier and quicker. Some features can help prevent cheating to a degree, like basic question randomization and advanced question randomization. If you want to use questions from a previous exam or quiz, the Question Library lets you copy questions to the mid-term. Connect your mid-term exam directly to the grade book for faster grading. Click here for a tutorial.

Please note that if you allow automatic grading of your exam, D2L will not automatically grade written responses. Those need to be graded manually. Inform your students that the grade they have immediately after completing the exam is not reflective of their overall grade. If you want to see all of the tutorials on the D2L Quiz tool that COLI has compiled, click here.

D2L Dropboxes are a great way to receive student work in various formats, but more notably PDFs, Microsoft Office files, JPGs or PNGs. Attach the dropbox to the grade book or using a D2L Rubric for faster grading. Note that D2L will be changing the editor for dropboxes relatively soon, so it is a good idea to get a jump on these new changes. Watch this tutorial for an overview of these changes.

For more information on D2L Dropboxes, click here. For tutorials on D2L Rubrics, click here.

COLI has compiled other resources on the various toolsets in D2L. Click here to access those.

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, academic technologist, COLI