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The drawbacks of D2L

By Austin Berry

D2L Digital Disaster?

D2L service, Pellissippi State’s web-based learning system, is one of the services most complained about by Pellissippi State Community College students.

College Vice President Audrey Williams stated, “I want to say we are not the only college with this problem.” “When first implemented it could take days to receive D2L messages from students to teachers and vice-versa.” said Williams.

The D2L, Desire to Learn, system often glitches when moving messages between students and teachers. Most Professors have started offering their own email as a use of communication between themselves and students.

However, D2L has some pro’s. Audrey Williams stated, “It is a great system for giving and receiving class assignments.” The system is tried-and-true when used for assignment exchange offering 24/7 access to course materials, drop-boxes for assignments, on-line quizzes and grades.

Many colleges and universities use the D2L system. These include Eastern Tennessee State University, Middle Tennessee State University, and Michigan State.