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 […]

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Teaching with Kaltura Video

Suggestions for using Kaltura to teach with video.

Video is a medium that engages students from multiple senses – sight and sound. Video aims to generate excitement about a subject or concept to help students retain more information. Incorporating video into your course(s) and course curriculum can help enhance the teaching and learning experience for both the instructor and student, increase instructor presence, […]

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How Did They Do That?

The ​“How did they do that”? video tutorials demonstrate methods for using video in courses, as well as how to add videos to specific areas within D2L and MS PowerPoint. Kaltura in Discussions Kaltura in News Announcements   Kaltura: PowerPoint Lectures  Kaltura in Dropboxes     Was this Helpful ? yes   no

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Adding an iSpring to D2L

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NOTE: iSpring Presenter is a add-​​on to PowerPoint that must be installed separately. Select the Manage Files from the Manage Course drop-​​down menu on the navigation bar. Select New Folder from the toolbar. Enter a Name for the new folder. Select Save. Select the New Folder to open it. Select Upload. Select Upload from the […]

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Content Reporting

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Viewing Content Statistics by User In the upper right-​​hand corner on the Navigation Bar, select Content. If not already there, select the Table of Contents. Select the Related Tools button to display the drop-​​down menu. Select View Reports.NOTE: From this page you can view the number of users who have visited the topic and the […]

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The Content Viewer

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When a topic is accessed from the Content area, it will open in the Content Viewer. Specific file types can be displayed within the Content Viewer. All other file types will present a link to select and download the file. The Content Viewer contains the following tools: Breadcrumb Trail – Displays a string of links […]

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Linking Items from the LOR to Content

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Select Content located in the upper, right corner on the Navigation Bar. Select the Module you wish to add the object to. Select New to display the drop-​​down menu. Select Add Object from LOR. Search the Title or Keywords of the object you wish add. Select Search. Select the Radio Button for the item you […]

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Publishing to the LOR from Content

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Select Content located in the upper, right corner on the Navigation Bar. Locate the Object(s) that you wish to publish to the LOR. Select the Downward Facing Triangle next to the name of the file you wish to add to the LOR. Select Publish to LOR. Under Publish To: Pick a Repository, select the appropriate […]

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Using Date Restrictions

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Adding Date Restrictions to Content Topics: In Content, locate the Topic that you wish to add a restriction to. Open the context menu by selecting the Downward-​​Facing Triangle to the right of the topic title. Select Edit Properties In-​​Place. Select Add Dates and Restrictions. Select Add Start Date, End Date, or Due Date as necessary. […]

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Hiding Content

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Hiding Content Topics: In Content, locate the Topic that you wish to hide. Open the context menu by selecting the Downward-​​Facing Triangle next to the title. Select Edit Properties In-​​Place. Select the Published/​​Draft drop-​​down menu located to the right of the topic title. Select Draft status to hide the topic.   Hiding Content Modules: Select […]

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Deleting Content

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Deleting Content Topics: In Content, locate the Topic that you wish to delete. Open the context menu by selecting the Downward-​​Facing Triangle to the right of the title. Select Delete Topic. Select Permanently delete both the topic from Content and the associated file or activity from the course. Select Delete.   Deleting Content Modules: In […]

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Renaming Content

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Renaming Content Topics: In Content, locate the Topic that you wish to re-​​name. Open the context menu by selecting the Downward-​​Facing Triangle to the right of its Topic Title. Select Edit Properties In-​​Place. Select the Title of the topic you wish to change. Enter a New Title for the topic. Select anywhere Outside of the […]

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Using Drag-​and-​Drop

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IMPORTANT NOTE: If there is already content within the module, the ​“drop zone” will disappear. Instructors can still drag-​​and-​​drop content directly inline with the existing content without the use of a drop zone. Adding Content Using Drag-​​and-​​Drop: Select Content from the Navigation Bar. Select the Module that you wish to add files to from the […]

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Creating Content

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Creating New Content (i.e. Upload Files, Create a Link, etc.) Select Content from the Navigation Bar. Select a Module from the Table of Contents. In the module, open the New menu. Select the Option you wish to use from the New menu and follow the prompts to add the content. BEST PRACTICE: Instructors should periodically […]

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Creating Modules

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To Create a New Module: Select the Content link from the Navigation Bar. In Content, select the Add a Module area of the content workspace. Enter a Name for the module. BEST PRACTICE: Instructors should make sure that Module and Topic titles are clearly labeled and easily identifiable. Press the Enter Key on your keyboard. […]

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Content

Use the Content tool to post and organize course content so that information about course expectations, course syllabus, lecture notes, and important dates display to users clearly. Course materials you post in Content can include documents, images, media files, CaptureCast presentations, URL links, and existing course activities. You can add release conditions, grade items, and […]

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April 5th, 2016

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