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 editing these four question types. […]

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April 27th, 2017

Using Video in D2L Content

Videos posted in Content should be directly related to the concepts or assignment(s) within that module folder. Why post videos in Content? Increase student motivation Develop potential for deeper learning of the subject Reach students with a variety of learning styles, especially visual learners Provide a common experience for students to discuss Grab students attention and spark curiosity Allow students the ability […]

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Kaltura In-​Video Quizzing Overview

In-​​Video Quizzing Introduction Increase student engagement, with in-​​video quizzing, by inserting polls and questions at specific points throughout the video. Students will be prompted to answer the questions or respond to a poll as part of the viewing experience. Instructors can analyze viewer engagement and understanding of the content through video analytics. Interactive video quizzing enables […]

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August 4th, 2016

Concourse Syllabus System

The Concourse Syllabus System allows instructors to create course specific syllabi for each assigned D2L course section. Syllabi created in the Concourse System can be edited and copied into future courses. Instructors can elect to copy the entire syllabus or may select specific sections to copy. The Concourse Syllabus System provides students with a consistent […]

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May 16th, 2016

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What is Kaltura?

  Kaltura is a video platform that allows you to create, store and stream multimedia (video, audio, screen capture, etc.). Adding media to your course can enhance the learning experience! Increase student engagement, instructor presence, and collaboration by incorporating video into your course curriculum. Kaltura is composed of two integrated parts: My Media: A video manager that […]

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iSpring Presenter

iSpring Presenter is a Microsoft PowerPoint add-​​on that converts PowerPoint slides into a Flash movie file. Videos, audio, written text, images, and transitions are preserved during the conversion process. The Flash movie file will play as a video, allowing viewers the ability to start and stop the video as needed. iSpring Presenter is available on the […]

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Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect is a live classroom application that supports real-​​time (synchronous) online sessions using a Flash-​​enabled browser and an Internet connection. Adobe Connect also provides a free application for mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry) to facilitate participation in a live session on the go. NOTE: You must have an Adobe Connect account before you […]

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Create surveys and use the statistics tools to monitor current course trends, seek opinions, and assess user satisfaction. Surveys are an excellent way to solicit feedback from participants regarding any aspect of a course. For example, use surveys as a method of collecting course evaluations, mid-​​year reviews, or researching people’s learning styles and content delivery preferences. Was this Helpful ? yes no

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April 19th, 2016

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Self Assessments

Create surveys and use the statistics tools to monitor current course trends, seek opinions, and assess student satisfaction. Surveys are an excellent way to solicit feedback from participants regarding any aspect of a course. For example, use surveys as a method of collecting course evaluations, mid-​​year reviews, or researching people’s learning styles and content delivery […]

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April 19th, 2016

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Rubrics are used to evaluate an activity or item based on a predefined set of criteria. They help ensure that activities and items are evaluated fairly and consistently. There are two types of rubrics: Holistic Rubrics: Single criteria rubrics (one-​​dimensional) used to assess participants’ overall achievement on an activity or item based on predefined achievement levels. […]

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April 19th, 2016

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The Reporting tool provides a useful interface through which instructors can create reports detailing system activity. Use the reporting tool to create reports by selecting from a wide variety of data and shape reports through filters and other parameters.   Was this Helpful ? yes no

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April 19th, 2016

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The Quizzes tool allows instructors to create and manage points-​​measured assessments. As part of the quantifiable assessment procedures, quizzes can be used to help evaluate students’ learning progress and learning outcomes. Create and manage quiz questions from the Question Library or the Quizzes tool, and organize quizzes into categories to make it easier to find […]

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April 19th, 2016


The News tool allows instructors to create news items to help communicate course updates, changes, and additional information to students quickly and effectively. Since My Home or Course Home is the first page students often see when they log in or access their courses, the News widget is a good area for displaying important information. […]

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NavBars and Themes

Themes enable you to customize and brand the look and feel of navbars and page backgrounds. Themes do not control the type of links navbars can contain. When you create a theme, there are two areas you can customize styles for: the navbar layout and the page background. At the course offering level, all themes listed […]

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April 19th, 2016

Manage Files

The Manage Files tool is a file management system for your course. You can use this tool to organize and upload files associated with your course offering. We recommend that you organize your files into folders, creating a folder for each module of content. The functions you can perform in Manage Files can be divided […]

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April 19th, 2016

Manage Dates

The Manage Dates tool enables you to view, edit and offset the date availability, and set the Calendar status of all Content topics and modules, Discussion topics and forums, Dropbox folders, Grades categories and items, News items, and quizzes in your course from one central location. Was this Helpful ? yes no

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April 19th, 2016

Learning Object Repository (LOR)

Learning Repository is an online library for storing, managing, and sharing your learning resources (learning objects). A learning object can be a quiz, a presentation, an image, a video, or any other kind of document or file you use to create course content and learning materials for online learning. Was this Helpful ? yes no

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D2L Help Pages Overview

The Help Pages feature over 200 step-​​by-​​step instructional guides and demonstration videos that focus on D2L features/​​tools. Was this Helpful ? yes no

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April 18th, 2016