EdTech | Accessibility Tools in D2L

D2L closely follows web accessibility standards and works with interested clients to test the usability of products and tools. Over the past year or so, D2L has implemented multiple accessibility tools to ensure D2L courses are accessible to all faculty and students. These tools are located in strategic areas that aim to be convenient to […]

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September 15th, 2017

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Question Branching in Surveys

Branching is an optional feature that allows you to direct the order of the questions depending on the respondent’s answers. Branching is only available for True/​​False and Multiple Choice questions. From the Assessments menu, select Surveys. Select New Survey. Enter a Name for the survey. Select Add/​​Edit Questions, then create the survey questions. NOTES:  This […]

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July 12th, 2017

Editing Alternative Text (ALT Tags) for Images

Navigate to the item (Dropbox, News, Discussion, etc.) containing the image. Select to Edit the item. From the HTML Editor, select the HTML Source Editor icon. In the source code, locate the Alternative Text and Title. NOTE: In the source code, the alternative text begins with ​“alt =”, while the title begins with ​“title =” […]

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July 12th, 2017

Retrieving an Archived Rubric

From the Assessments menu, select Rubrics. Select Show Search Options. Search for archived rubrics using the archived search option. From the Rubric Statuses section, select the Archived Checkbox. NOTE: To view only archived rubrics, deselect the Draft and Published Checkboxes. Select the Magnifying Glass. From the Rubric List, locate the archived rubric. NOTE: Minimize the […]

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July 12th, 2017

Providing Alternative Text (ALT Tag) for Images

When an image is inserted into the HTML Editor, using Insert Image, users will be promoted to provide alternative text. Alternative text, also known as an ALT tag, should provide a clear text alternative of the image for screen reader users. Navigate to the item (Dropbox, News, Discussion, etc.) containing the image. On the HTML […]

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July 11th, 2017

Post a Discussion Topic to All Groups

Important Note: Instructors need to use groups within a course in order for this feature to appear. Instructions on creating groups: Creating Groups All posts will appear in one topic thread, however responses can be filtered by groups.  Creating a discussion topic with group threads will allow instructors to associate the topic with a single grade […]

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June 2nd, 2017

Exempting a Grade Item

Instructors can exempt a grade item for an individual student so that it does not count against the student’s overall grade. Exemptions are made when entering grades for the specific item. When an Instructor exempts a grade item for a student, the following pages are affected: Instructor pages: Enter Grades, Grade User, Grade Category, Grade Item, […]

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May 11th, 2017

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Using the Accessibility Checker

Type or copy/​​paste content into the HTML Editor. Select the Check Accessibility icon to review the HTML content for accessibility compliance.  The Accessibility Checker will indicate if any issues are detected. If issues are detected the Accessibility Checker will offer suggestions to fix the identified accessibility issue(s). If no issues are detected a message will appear […]

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May 10th, 2017

Accessing Quiz Question Options with the New Question Creation Experience

Note: The new Question Creation Experience must be turned on in order to access these options. For instructions on how to turn on the new Question Creation Experience, click here. From within a Quiz, Self-​​Assessment or Survey select Add/​​​Edit Questions. Select New, then select one of the four question types: True or False Multiple Choice […]

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May 10th, 2017

Equation Editor Toolbar

NOTE: If you hover the mouse over an individual tool within a tab, the tool’s name will be displayed. General tab Symbols tab Arrows tab Greek, letters, and numbers tab Matrices and elementary tab Scripts and layout tab Decorations tab Big operators tab Calculus tab Contextual tab Was this Helpful ? yes   no

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May 10th, 2017

Accessibility Checker Overview

The Accessibility Checker is used to review content within the HTML Editor to ensure that the HTML page conforms to the Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG) and Section 508 accessibility standards. The Accessibility Checker will indicate if no issues are detected, or if issues are detected the checker will offer suggestions to fix the identified […]

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May 10th, 2017

Deleting an Equation

Navigate to the item containing the equation you wish to delete. Select to Edit the item. Click the equation in the HTML Editor to select it. Select the Delete button on your keyboard. Select Update to save your actions. Was this Helpful ? yes   no

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May 10th, 2017

Editing an Equation

Navigate to the item containing the equation you wish to edit. Select Edit. Select the equation in the HTML Editor. Select the Graphical Equation icon on the toolbar. A pop-​​up window will appear on your screen. Use the Edit Equation options to edit the equation. Select Insert. Select Save. Was this Helpful ? yes   no

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May 10th, 2017

Turning Off the New Question Creation Experience

Turning Off the New Question Creation Experience From within a Quiz, Self-​​Assessment or Survey select Add/​​​Edit Questions. Select New, then select one of the four question types: True or False Multiple Choice Short Answer Written Response (formerly Long Answer) Note: You must select one of these four question types in order to turn on/​​off the […]

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May 10th, 2017

Creating an Equation

Navigate to an item containing the HTML Editor. Select the Graphical Equation icon on the toolbar. Use the Insert Equation options to enter the equation.NOTE: Replace the empty boxes in the textbox with the numbers and variables for your specific equation. Select Insert. Enter any additional information that should be included with the equation. Select […]

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May 10th, 2017

Create a Quiz Question with the New Question Creation Experience

Note: The new Question Creation Experience must be turned on. For instructions on how to turn on the new Question Creation Experience, click here. From the Assessments drop-​​​down menu on the Navigation Bar, select Quizzes. Select New Quiz or Edit an existing quiz. Under the Quiz Questions section, select Add/​​​Edit Questions to add questions to […]

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May 10th, 2017

Turning On the New Question Creation Experience

From within a Quiz, Self-​​Assessment or Survey select Add/​​​Edit Questions. Select New, then select one of the four question types: True or False Multiple Choice Short Answer Written Response (formerly Long Answer) Note: You must select one of these four question types in order to turn on/​​off the new Question Creation Experience. A new Quiz […]

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May 10th, 2017

New Question Creation Experience

D2L has updated to a new Question Creation Experience. The new Question Creation Experience offers a visual redesign of four question types found in the Quizzes, Self-​​Assessments, and Survey tools: True/​​False (T/​​F) Multiple Choice (MC) Short Answer (SA) Written Response (WR) (formerly Long Answer) There is no change in the workflow related to creating and […]

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April 27th, 2017

Creating a Copy of a Quiz for a Proctored Setting that Cannot use the Respondus Lockdown Browser

In the event that a proctored setting is not able to utilize the Respondus Lockdown Browser, an Instructor may be required to create a copy of the required quiz for use in the proctored setting that does not require Lockdown Browser. Access to the quiz can then be restricted by setting up a Special Access […]

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April 19th, 2017

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