Putting the D2L Widget to Work

1 hour

Jamie Ferrazano

Executive Director, Academic Technologies, Online Learning and Services

St. Petersburg College


St. Petersburg College leverages D2L’s Learning Environment’s widgets to deliver thoughtful solutions that are intuitive for faculty, students and staff. Utilizing the widget, we have focused on improving student retention, increasing course evaluation survey completion percentages, and giving students tools to be more successful. Below are some of the tools we have implemented.

  • Grade check for faculty to quickly identify students who are struggling.
  • Gave faculty to text students from a widget.
  • Last login easily identifies student engagement from the course level.
  • Course evaluation surveys delivered through a widget improved completions percentages to over 50%.
  • Student Persona gives faculty rich data about their students.
  • Students can quickly find their grade via check my grade widget.
  • Easy access to faculty feedback for students.
  • Emailing a professor made much easier.

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