D2L docReader by ReadSpeaker

Instructors, did you know that D2L has a built-​​in text-​​to-​​speech feature for students? DocReader, powered by ReadSpeaker, is a web-​​based tool integrated in D2L that transforms documents (in the supported formats) into a text-​​to-​​speech format that provides students the ability to listen to the text of course documents as it is read aloud. In addition, […]

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Course Management System (CMS) Standards

Standard 1. Accessibility & Usability Standard 2. Communication Standard 3. Copyright & Fair Use Standard 4. Electronic File Formats Standard 5. Learning Object Repository (LOR) Standard 6. Master Course(s) Standard 7. Mentor & Review Standard 8. Navigation Standard 9. Technology Standard 10. User Authentication Standard 1. Accessibility & Usability Standard 1 Description: The Americans with […]

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Resize a Video for the News Feed in D2L

When inserting a video file in D2L, via Insert Stuff, the video will be inserted at the default size. The default video frame width is larger than the News column width in D2L. However, students can open News by Selecting the News title link to view the video. Once at this page, the whole video […]

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Accessing Dropped Student Grades and Attendance

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Select Classlist from the Communication drop-​​down menu. Select the Enrollment Statistics button. Scroll down the page to the Withdrawals section. Locate the student from the Withdrawals list.Note: View the Last Accessed Column to view the date the student last logged into the course. Select the drop-​​down arrow next to the student name. Select to View […]

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Setting Up Special Access in Quizzes

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From the Assessments drop-​​down menu on the Navigation Bar, select Quizzes. Select the Title of the quiz you wish to add a date restriction to. Select the Restrictions tab. Scroll down to the Special Access section and then make a selection from the following options: Allow selected users special access to this quiz: Allows for […]

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Inserting Files Into D2L

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Navigate to the area of your course where you want to insert a media file. Select the Insert Stuff button from the HTML editor tool bar. NOTE: The HTML editor tool bar appears when you create a new file in Content, create a new News Item, start a new thread in Discussions, etc. Select My […]

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Uploading an Existing File to My Media

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Select the My Media link in D2L, located in the upper right-​​hand corner. From the My Media home page, select Add New. From the drop-​​down menu, select Media Upload. Select the Choose a file to upload button on the Upload Media screen. Note: In order to upload a file to Kaltura, the file must be […]

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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 […]

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Configuring a Quiz to use LockDown Browser

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Select Quizzes from the Assessments drop-​​down menu on the navigation bar. Select LockDown Browser from the top of the Manage Quizzes page. Select Modify Settings from the menu of the quiz that will require LockDown Browser. Select Require Respondus LockDown Browser for this exam.Optional: Select Require LockDown Browser to view feedback and results. Enter the […]

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Downloading as an MP3

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Ensure your computer has Speakers and the Volume is on. Select the HTML Page you wish to listen to from Content.NOTE: ReadSpeaker does not read any other document types at this time. Select the Play Button on the ReadSpeaker toolbar at the top of the page. Select the Download Icon (Downward Arrow) to download the […]

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ReadSpeaker Settings

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Ensure your computer has Speakers and the Volume is on. Select the HTML Page you wish to listen to from Content.NOTE: ReadSpeaker does not read any other document types at this time. Select the Play Button on the ReadSpeaker toolbar at the top of the page. Select the Settings Icon (gear) to adjust settings. Adjust […]

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Listening to HTML Files

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Ensure your computer has Speakers and the Volume is on. Select the HTML Page you wish to listen to from Content.NOTE: ReadSpeaker does not read any other document types at this time. Select the Play Button on the ReadSpeaker toolbar at the top of the page. ReadSpeaker should begin reading the HTML page. Was this […]

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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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Using the Concourse Syllabus System

For printable instructions on Using the Concourse Syllabus System, please download the PDF:         In addition, view the following instructional videos:   Editing a Syllabus in Concourse Time: 2:25 Importing Content from Another Syllabus in Concourse Time: 1:35 Was this Helpful ? yes   no

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Sharing the Screen

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Select Meeting from the grey toolbar. Select the Name of the meeting you wish to use. Select Enter Meeting. Select Share My Screen. Select what you wish to share: The Desktop Tab will allow you to show each monitor option you have. This will share the entire desktop. The Applications Tab will allow you to […]

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Creating a Meeting Room

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Select Meeting from the grey toolbar. Select New Meeting. Enter the Name of the meeting. Set the Start Time of the meeting. Select the Duration Time of the meeting. If necessary, select a Language for the meeting. NOTE: The default is English. Select the radio button next to Anyone who has the URL for the […]

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Adobe Connect Quick Start Guide

Running the Audio Setup Wizard From within a meeting room, select Meeting. Select Audio Setup Wizard. NOTE: A microphone must be installed on the computer in order to run the Audio Setup Wizard.   Using the Microphone and Feedback Bar In order to use the microphone, a student will need to request permission during 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 […]

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