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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Create a New Badge

1. Within your course, do one of the following: From the Awards widget on course home page, click My Awards. -Or–  From the Manage Course menu, Select Edit Course. Then, within the Assessment section, select Awards. Important Note: If you do not add the Awards link to the course navbar or the widget to the course […]

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July 28th, 2016

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Setting Release Conditions

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From the Communication drop-​​down menu on the Navigation Bar, select News. Select a News Item from the list. Under the Additional Release Conditions section, select the Create and Attach button. Select the Condition Type from the drop-​​down menu. Select the Condition Details from the drop-​​down menu. Select Create. Select Update. NOTE: Release Conditions can be removed from a news […]

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Creating News Items

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From the Communication drop-​​down menu on the Navigation Bar, select News. Select New Item. Enter the Headline of your news item. Enter the Content of your news item. Enter a Start Date and time using the calendar and time menus. Select Publish to save and publish your News item. NOTE: If you are saving a post-​​dated news item, the […]

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News

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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Modifying Homepage Colors

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NOTE: This includes colors of titlebars/​​widgets only. If you wish to change the background color/​​image, navigation bar color, etc. you will need to create a custom theme. From the Manage Course drop-​​down menu, select Edit Course. Select Homepages. Select the Title of the homepage you wish to edit. Select the Titlebar of a widget you wish to edit. […]

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Adding Widgets to Homepages

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IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to add a widget to a homepage, you will need to create a custom homepage. From the Manage Course drop-​​down menu, select Edit Course. Select Homepages. Select the Title of the homepage. Select Add Widget in the section you wish to place your widget in. Select the Checkbox next to the name of the […]

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Homepages and Widgets

The homepage is the first page you see when you view the organization’s My Home page or enter a course. The typical default homepage is widget-​​based. Widgets are sections of content that provide information and links to tools, courses, and personal settings. Organization and course homepages can point to Learning Environment tools, such as News […]

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