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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ReadSpeaker

ReadSpeaker is a text-to-speech and document viewing service integrated into D2L. Users can listen to content within HTML pages using the ReadSpeaker Listen option, while documents uploaded to D2L can be listened to using the Open with docReader option.

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Rubrics

Rubrics are used to evaluate an activity or item based on a predefined set of criteria. They help ensure that activities and items are evaluated fairly and consistently. There are two types of rubrics: Holistic Rubrics: Single criteria rubrics (one-​dimensional) used to assess participants’ overall achievement on an activity or item based on predefined achievement […]

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Learning Object Repository (LOR)

The Learning Object Repository is an online library for storing, managing, and sharing learning resources (learning objects). Learning objects can include quizzes, presentations, images, videos, or other kind of documents or files used to create course content and learning materials for online learning.

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Intelligent Agents

Intelligent agents monitor a course for activity that matches the criteria that has been set by the instructor. The criteria that the agents search for can include login activity, course activity, and release conditions in the Learning Environment. Example uses for intelligent agents include: Emailing users with grades below a certain level. Checking for users […]

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Homepages and Widgets

There are two types of homepages in D2L: My Home: The My Home page is the first page when logging into D2L. Users can access the Minibar which contains links to email, notifications, user profile, and account settings. In addition, users can access the Nav Bar which contains links to Concourse Syllabus, Course Evaluations, LCC […]

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Groups

The Groups tool allows instructors to create group work areas for students. Instructors can create groups for projects and assignments, or create special work areas for students with different learning needs. Students can belong to multiple groups within the same course. For example, students can simultaneously belong to a group for class projects, a group […]

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Grades

The gradebook tool allows instructors to customize the set up of the course gradebook to best reflect their approach to evaluation, including the grading system and grade scheme. Instructors select how grades display to students, how they update grade items, and how ungraded items will be handled. All graded assignments and course components should be […]

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Grader App

The D2L Assignment Grader App allows instructors to grade course assignments from anywhere! Instructors can grade assignments right from a mobile device, including draw, markup, highlight, underline, and add inline comments anywhere in the assignment. Instructors can instantly upload grades and rubrics to D2L courses. Instructors can also go offline and synchronize the work later.

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FAQs Section

The FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) tool provides an area to list common questions and answers that might be useful to students. FAQs are organized into categories, and all questions and answers must belong to a category. It is recommended that instructors create categories that group questions and answers by topic, or by similar contexts in […]

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Express Server

The Express Server is a file server provided by LCC for faculty to store and link to files in D2L course(s).

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Email

The Email tool allows users to send and receive email to and from their D2L email account. Users can also organize received mail using folders and store email addresses using the Address Book.

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Assignment Folders

The Assignments tool allows Instructors to see student’s submission times, download assignments folders to a computer, view submissions with the document viewer, associate assignments folders to rubrics and competencies, and return submissions with grades and feedback. Instructors can view students’ submissions and submission dates in the Folder Submissions area. This eliminates the need to collect […]

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Discussions

The Discussions tool provides students and instructors the opportunity to communicate and discuss course topics. Instructors can set up forums and topics prompting students to discuss course content and assignments. There is also the option to create group discussion forums and topics that are only accessible by the assigned group members. Important Note: Discussions can be […]

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Copy, Import, and Export

Copy The copy components feature can be used to: Reuse course materials from a previous course. Add course materials created by colleagues into your own course offering. Set up standard course materials in a Master Course to copy into new course section(s) each semester. Import Import components created in other learning management systems, provided by […]

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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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Classlist

The Classlist tool can be used to view all users enrolled in a course, check users’ online statuses, send email messages, view shared locker files, and read their blogs if they have one.

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Checklists

The Checklist tool allows instructors to create checklists used to highlight important aspects of the course and course assignments to help keep students on track. Instructors can setup multiple checklists with many different categories and items. Each checklist must have one or more categories, into which checklist items are organized. Checklists can be created to […]

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Chat

There are two types of chats: Personal Chats are private and only accessible to the user(s) the instructor has added to the chat’s participants list. Personal chats are ideal for communicating with individual users or smaller groups of users. Anyone with the proper permissions can create personal chat rooms. General Chats are public chats accessible to all users […]

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Calendar

Use the Calendar tool to display course events in multiple views and enable integration of course content. Instructors can use iCal to synchronize the Calendar tool to other personal calendars (such as Outlook and Google Calendar, as well as iPhone, Android, and Blackberry).

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