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Canvas Update

October 7, 2019

The University of Wisconsin has now moved all of its courses over to the Canvas system. For those who are unaware, Canvas is a learning management system (LMS). New students may only know Canvas as their...

Workshop gives glimpse into new learning system

February 26, 2018

The University of Wisconsin system is switching from a Learning Management System (LMS) to a Digital Learning Environment (DLE). This is fancy mumbo-jumbo talk for the initiative incorporating more...

Goodbye D2L, hello Canvas

The timeline for the Canvas integration into the UW System involves training and implemention will take place in Spring of 2018. Full course will take place from Summer 2018 to Fall 2019.
November 1, 2017

Canvas will replace Desire2Learn (D2L) at University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, whose contract ends with the UW System in July of 2018. Canvas will also replace Moodle, which is used by other departments...

Observe Earth Day with practical initiatives

April 19, 2016

April 20, 2016 Royal Purple Staff Opinion Earth Day is about more than planting trees, Woody Guthrie songs and picking up trash off the highway. It’s about coming together as cohabitants of our natural...

Online classes provide students with exam benefits

March 4, 2015

March 4, 2015 Upon choosing the correct class, it can be difficult to find the right one. Registration can be a confusing time for many students, especially with today’s technology; there are so many...

UW-W should continue sustainability push

Graphic by Alyssa Miles
April 22, 2014

April 23, 2014 Royal Purple Editorial Staff Opinion As sustainability has grown in importance in America, more and more institutions push to reduce their waste. Even with this push, some unfortunate...

‘Flipped’ classroom forum challenges education

'Flipped' classroom forum challenges education
February 19, 2014

Feb. 19, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik     UW-Whitewater professors and faculty voiced their concerns about the future of classroom education during a “flipped” classroom forum...

Offline classes more helpful than online ones

Offline classes more helpful than online ones
January 29, 2014

Jan. 29, 2014 Editorial Staff Opinion In this age of advanced technology, it seems logical that classes would move onto the Internet and turn college into a more online experience, but this idea...

Freshman Do’s and Don’ts

August 29, 2012

Do's Acquaint yourself with D2L D2L, or Desire 2 Learn, is what a lot of your professors will use to post course news, grades, readings and assignments. D2L will become a go-to webpage for you, so...

All faculty should utilize D2L technology

April 18, 2012

As exams and the final chances to make the Dean’s List near, many of us will be checking our grades regularly on Desire2Learn. Unless your instructor doesn’t use D2L. The university has set up...

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