HTML Document Templates

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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

Updating the Course Information Area

From within a D2L course, select Content. Course Information should appear. If it does not appear, click on Course Information. To edit the template, click within the text field. Replace the bold text with your information. Select Update to save your changes. Select the following link to download a blank copy of the Course Information […]

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August 10th, 2016

Content Reporting

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Viewing Content Statistics by Content or User Select Content. Select Table of Contents. From the Related Tools menu, select View Reports. Select the report(s) you wish to view: View by Content to view the number of users who have visited the topic and the average time spent on the page. View by Users to select […]

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Listening to Documents with docReader

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The docReader text-​​to-​​speech technology extends ReadSpeaker to more documents such as Word, PowerPoint, and PDF files. Ensure your computer has Speakers and the Volume is on. Within a D2L course, select the desired document from the Content area. Open the document by selecting the document title. Open the menu options by selecting the drop-​​down menu […]

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Using Date Restrictions

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Adding Date Restrictions to Content Topics: In Content, locate the Content Topic that you wish to add a date restriction to. Select the drop-​​down menu to the right of the content topic title. Select Edit Properties In-​​Place. Select Add Dates and Restrictions. Select Add Start Date, Add Due Date, and/​​or Add End Date to set […]

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Hiding Content

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Hiding Content Topics: Within a Module, locate the Content Topic you wish to hide. Select the drop-​​down menu to the right of the topic title. Select Edit Properties In-​​Place. From the Published/​​Draft menu, select Draft. Hiding Content Modules: Within Content, select the Module that you wish to hide. From the Published/​​Draft menu, select Draft. Was […]

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Deleting Content

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Deleting Content Topics: Within a Module, locate the Content Topic you wish to delete. Select the drop-​​down menu to the right of the topic title. Select Delete Topic. Select the radio button for Permanently delete both the topic from Content and the associated file or activity from the course. Select Delete. Deleting Content Modules: Within […]

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Renaming Content

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Renaming Content Topics: In Content, locate the Content Topic that you wish to rename. Select the drop-​​down menu to the right of the Content Topic title. Select Edit Properties In-​​Place. Select the topic title, then enter a New Title in the title field. Click anywhere Outside of the Title Field with your mouse to save […]

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Creating Content

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Creating New Content (i.e. Upload Files, Create a Link, etc.) Select Content. Select a Module from the Table of Contents. From the Upload/​​Create menu, select the option you wish to use and follow the prompts to add content. BEST PRACTICE: Periodically test linked items to ensure that the link is still working correctly and links […]

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Creating Modules

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To Create a New Module: Select Content. Select Add a Module. Enter a Name for the module, then press the Enter Key on your keyboard. BEST PRACTICES: Create a Start Here module to house key course items, such as the syllabus, course schedule, and other critical items that students should be aware of when starting […]

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