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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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 PowerPoint add-​​on that must be installed separately. From the Manage Course menu, select Manage Files. Select New Folder. Enter a Name for the new folder, then select Save. Select the New Folder to open it. Select Upload. On the Upload pop-​​up menu, select Upload. Navigate to the Zipped iSpring File. […]

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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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Content Viewer

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When a topic is selected in Content it will open in the Content Viewer. File types including PDF, Word, and PowerPoint will be displayed in the Content Viewer, other file types will provide a link to download the file. The Content Viewer contains the following tools: Side Panel: A slide-​​out menu that allows users to […]

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Linking Items from the LOR to Content

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From the Navigation Bar, select Content. Select the Module you wish to add the object to. From Update/​​Create menu, select Add Object from LOR. In the Search For text field enter the Title or Keywords of the object you wish to link, then select Search. NOTE: You may also use the Browse feature to locate […]

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Publishing to the LOR from Content

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From the Navigation Bar, select Content. Select the drop-​​down menu for the item that you wish to add to the LOR, then select Publish to LOR. From the Pick a Repository menu, select the Department LOR. NOTE: Only Department LORs related to the course will appear in the list. (Optional) From the Sharing and Publishing […]

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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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Content

The Content tool is used to post course content and assignments in a clear and organized fashion. Course content can be organized into weekly folders, modules, units, etc. Course content can include documents, images, media files, presentations, URL links, and existing course activities such as discussions, assignments and/​​or quizzes. Instructors can add release conditions, grade items, and […]

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April 5th, 2016

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