Enabling Email Tracking

NOTE: If a user has their D2L email set to forward to another email account and have set D2L email to be marked read automatically, email tracking will only display the date the message was forwarded. From the Communication menu, select Email. Select Settings. Under Email Settings, select the checkbox for Track activity for messages […]

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Emoticons

Adding an emoticon into an HTML area.

While in an HTML Editor, to access the Emoticons, select the downward facing triangle in the Insert menu. Select Insert Emoticon.

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Viewing D2L Courses from the Student Role

To exit View As Student, simply select the "x" within the drop-down menu

From within a course, select the Personal Menu (your name) to display the drop-down menu. Select View as Student. Note: If another role is listed, select Change, then select Student from the list. To stop viewing as a student and to switch back to the instructor role, select the X.

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HTML Document Templates

Navigation bar showing Content selected

Introduction to D2L Document Templates The D2L Document Templates were designed by D2L to make it easier for Instructors to create accessible, professional looking HTML content topic pages. There are currently ten templates to select from, allowing Instructors to create clean looking content topic pages from a variety of page layouts, including two-column, image, and […]

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Changing the Course Homepage to Default Settings

Selecting Default from the drop-down

It is recommended before copying your course into a new semester course shell, you change to the default Course Homepage, a two-column layout. The default Course Homepage was designed to maximize compatibility across all devices by featuring a two-column layout. Note: If you have custom widgets (such as Pearson, McGraw-Hill, etc.), you will need to […]

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Changing the Course Navbar to Default Settings

Course Admin selected from the Manage Course menu

If you have a customized course navbar: It is recommended with the May 10, 2018 D2L Update, that before copying your course into a new semester course shell, you change to the default Course Navbar. The default Course Navbar was designed to maximize compatibility across all devices. Follow the instructions below to change the Course […]

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Pinning and Unpinning Courses

Selecting Pin from More Options menu

Users can pin/unpin courses within the My Courses Widget. Courses that have been pinned will appear first within the My Courses widget, followed by unpinned current and future courses. Please Note the following. Pinned courses will appear with the most recently pinned course at the beginning of the My Courses Widget. The My Courses Widget […]

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Removing an Image Banner

Screenshot of the banner has been removed notification

Note: To edit the image banner, view the following instructions for Editing an Image Banner. Begin at the Course Home page for the course you wish to remove the image banner for. Select the More Options menu, then select Remove This Banner. Confirm your selection: select the X to remove the image banner OR select […]

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Re-Enabling an Image Banner

Checkbox checked for Display the image in a banner on the course homepage

Begin at the Course Home page for the course you wish to re-enable the image banner for. From the Manage Course menu, select Course Admin. Select Course Offering Information. From the Homepage Banner section, select the Checkbox for Display the image in a banner on the course homepage. Select Save.

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Editing an Image Banner

Use this image overlay button example

Image banners are automatically selected and matched based on the course title. Instructors can choose to use this image, select another image from the Course Image Catalog, or upload an image. Note: If uploading an image, the recommended dimensions are 2400 pixels by 980 pixels to provide an optimal experience on both desktop and mobile […]

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Adding a User Profile Image

User profile screenshot with Change Picture button highlighted

Select your name to display the drop-down menu. Select Profile. Select Change Picture. Select Upload. Navigate to the image file on your computer. Select the image file, then select Open. Select Add.

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Course Management System (CMS) Accessibility

All D2L courses and course materials should be designed with accessibility requirements in mind to ensure courses are accessible for all students. The following accessibility information, D2L resources, and accessibility tools are available to assist with meeting accessibility requirements.

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D2L Assignment Grader App: Assessing Assignment Submissions

Use the tabs at the top to view by Course, End Date, or Ungraded. Select the Assignment Folder. Select the Student that you would like to assess. NOTE: The submission will open the first submitted file with additional files stacked on the left hand side of the screen. Select any stacked file to display and […]

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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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Editing Alternative Text (Alt Text) for Images

Navigate to the item (Content Page, Assignment Folder, Announcement, Discussion, etc.) containing the image. Select to Edit the item. Select the image to display the image options menu. Select the Image Options icon. Update the alternative text via the Image Description text field. Select Ok. Note: Editing the alternative text in this manner does not […]

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Retrieving an Archived Rubric

From the Assessments menu, select Rubrics. Select Show Search Options. Search for archived rubrics using the archived search option. A. From the Rubric Statuses section, select the Archived Checkbox. NOTE: To view only archived rubrics, deselect the Draft and Published Checkboxes. B. Select the Magnifying Glass. 4. From the Rubric List, locate the archived rubric. […]

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