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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May 14th, 2018

Changing the Course Homepage to Default Settings

Selecting Default from the drop-down

If you have a customized course homepage: It is recommended with the May 10th D2L Update, that 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: […]

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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 10th 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 Navbar […]

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May 10th, 2018

Pinning and Unpinning Courses

Selecting Pin from More Options menu

Instructors can pin/​​unpin courses within the My Courses Widget. Courses that have been pinned will appear first within the My Courses widget, followed by current enrollments and future enrollments. If courses have not been pinned, the order within the My Courses Widget will be current enrollments followed by future enrollments. PINNING A COURSE | UNPINNING […]

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April 19th, 2018

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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April 19th, 2018

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. Was this Helpful ? yes  […]

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April 19th, 2018

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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April 19th, 2018

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.   Was this Helpful ? yes   no

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November 10th, 2017

EdTech | Accessibility Tools in D2L

D2L closely follows web accessibility standards and works with interested clients to test the usability of products and tools. Over the past year or so, D2L has implemented multiple accessibility tools to ensure D2L courses are accessible to all faculty and students. These tools are located in strategic areas that aim to be convenient to […]

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September 15th, 2017

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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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August 10th, 2017

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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July 12th, 2017

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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July 12th, 2017

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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July 12th, 2017

Providing Alternative Text (Alt Text) for Images

When an image is inserted into the HTML Editor, using Insert Image, users will be promoted to provide alternative text. Alternative text, also known as alt text, should provide a clear text alternative of the image for screen reader users. Navigate to the item (Assignment Folder, Announcement, Discussion, etc.) containing the image. On the HTML […]

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July 11th, 2017