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Click here to see our D2L tutorials for students.

COLI also maintains D2L Support Notes.  These are tips, observations, and other information that has not yet made it into a video tutorial.  These are worth scanning from time-to-time, to learn something new.

Below are links to short tutorial videos featuring various things you can do, and tools you can use in D2L.  Some videos have text transcripts available. Those that do not typically feature closed captions available within the video player.

Course Management

Copy Course Content between Courses (Shells) - Transcript

Using Due Dates - Transcript

Course Start and End Dates - Transcript

Start and End Dates on Items (ex. Modules, Dropboxes, Discussions) Within Courses - Transcript

Changing My Courses Tile Images (and Course Banners) - Transcript

Export a student roster, email list, or grades from D2L

  • Within the export tool, check boxes next to the information you wish to export to .csv/.xlsx file.

Deleting Course Content in Bulk

Saving Sent Emails in D2L

Record Webcam Videos to Communicate with Students - Transcript

Create Groups Within a D2L Course Space (Close Captioned)

Using Groups to Limit Access to Modules in Course Content (Close Captioned)

D2L Groups and Restrictions (Closed Captioned) - Transcript

Adding Existing Activities and the Manage Files Area - Transcript

Use the Quick Eval to quickly identify and grade items across your courses

Granting Students with Incomplete Status Access to a Closed Course Space

Adding a Colleague (Fellow Faculty) to Your Course

Use D2L Chat to Communicate With Students in Real-Time

Offer Access to Quizzes, Content, and Other Things to One Section (or Group) but Not All

Export a Backup of Your Course Content

Completion-based Assignment Restrictions/Academic Integrity Pledge - Transcript

Use Intelligent Agents to Send Automated Emails (to Missing Students) - Text Instructions

Using Special Access - Transcript

Make Your Pronouns Available to Students and Colleagues in D2L - Text Instructions

Course Materials & Links in the Content Area

The Basics: Adding Modules, Uploading Files, and Rearranging Modules and Topics - Transcript

Creating Links in D2L - Transcript

Building and Editing Web Pages in D2L's Content Area - Transcript

Topic and Module Descriptions - Transcript

Adding Existing Activities and the Manage Files Area - Transcript

Basic Visibility in Content (Hidden vs. Visible.)

Record Webcam Videos to Communicate with Students - Transcript

Duplicating a Submodule in the D2L Content Area

Using Google Drive-based materials in D2L

If you just need simple sharing for videos, audio, or other content, that keeps your content out of Google search:

If you wish to share content with your students more securely, consider this method:

    1. Securely Share With Your Students via Google Drive
    2. Install a Google Drive-hosted Video into D2L
    3. Install this YouTube video in your D2L Course Space, that instructs students to log into their Google Drive:  

For more features, see D2L's Content Tool for Instructors YouTube Playlist


Online Quizzes and Exams in the Quizzes Tool

Building a Basic Quiz in D2L - Transcript

Creating Quiz and Exam Questions

Quiz Date and Time Restriction Basics - Transcript

Simple Question Randomization in a Quiz

  • Have D2L randomize questions delivery for each student. Each student will receive the same questions.

Using the Question Library & Creating a Question Pool For Advanced Randomization - Transcript

Preview a Quiz (See what your students see)

Make Quiz Scores Available to Students (Publish)

I published my quiz scores, so Why Aren't the Quiz Grades Available to Students?

Open Graded Quiz or Exam Submissions to Students

Offer Extended Time on D2L Quizzes to One or a Few Students

See and Manually Grade Student Quiz Submissions - Transcript

Connect your Quiz to the Gradebook (for more efficient grading.)

Changing Quiz Question Scores after Quiz Completed (Close Captioned.)

Import Questions from Quizzes into the Question Library

Locate a Missing Student Quiz Submission

Add Questions Within a Quiz Into the Question Library

How to Customize a Quiz's Submission View - Transcript

Using the Question Library & Creating a Question Pool - Transcript

Copying Quizzes - Transcript

Retake Wrong Questions on Quizzes - Transcript

Using Special Acces - Transcript

Completion-based Assignment Restrictions/Academic Integrity Pledge - Transcript

Reset Quiz Attempts

For more features, see D2L's Quiz Tool for Instructors and Question Library for Instructors Youtube Playlists.

Using Rubrics

Create an Analytic Rubric - Transcript

  • The video doesn't mention it, but within the Rubric editor, check the box next to competencies. See the following video for details.

Where's My Missing Rubric?

Attach a Rubric to a Discussion Topic - Transcript

Grade a Discussion Topic Using a Rubric - Transcript

BrightSpace/D2L training content

The videos and documentation below are provided by BrightSpace, Desire2Learn's parent company.  Unlike our videos, they show a generic or example version of D2L that looks somewhat different than our D2L.  But you'll still see a lot there that's helpful

Desire2learn Learning Environment at YouTube

Desire2Learn Text Documentation

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