all I want from a D2L user activity system dashboard

We're now in the third week of the Fall 2013 Desire2Learn pilot, and I find myself using the Users > Statistics page to monitor the status of the environment. It's an extremely coarse way to see if people are having problems (if there's a problem, I'd assume the user count drops to near 0). It's not exactly ideal, though. What I'd love is something closer to what WordPress gives for recent activity, but for active users in the environment....

September 25, 2013 · 1 min

Trying Pipes as a proto-Eduglu platform

Naturally, the first thing I'd try to do with Pipes is to mock up something like Eduglu - taking feeds associated with a group of individuals and merging them into one place. The concept, from an educational standpoint, would theoretically make it feasible for students and/or teachers to monitor relevant online activities for an entire class, without having to hunt out each person's various feeds. It's not quite there yet, though....

February 14, 2007 · 2 min