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Click here to see our D2L tutorials for students.

Below are two sets of Tutorial Videos for D2L.  The first set shows the current D2L interface, and the Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) is in the process of updating all tutorial videos to show this version of D2L.  The second set features an older D2L interface, but in both old and new interfaces the procedures for creating and doing things are mostly the same.  So if you see a video listed that isn't a clickable link or don't see the topic you are looking for, check the videos for the old interface below.  The older videos can still be helpful in learning how to do things in D2L.

D2L Tutorials for the Current Interface

Course Materials & Links in the Content Area

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

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

Using Google Apps Files within D2L's Content Area - Transcript

Topic and Module Descriptions - Transcript

Adding Existing Activities and the Manage Files Area - Transcript

Draft vs. Published - Transcript

Tracking Progress - Transcript

Record Webcam Videos to Communicate with Students - Transcript

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

Associate a Grade Item with a Quiz

Simple Question Randomization in a Quiz

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

Complex Question Randomization in a Quiz

  • Have D2L populate each student quiz with a set of questions from a larger bank or pool of questions.

Preview a Quiz (See what your students see)

Why Aren't the Quiz Grades Available to Students?

Open Graded Quiz or Exam Submissions to Students

Offer Extended Time or Alternative Timeframes to Some Students

"Disable Pager & Alerts:" Why You Shouldn't Use It

Save or Print Quiz Submissions

Having Quiz Scores Automatically Appear in a Gradebook

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

Using Rubrics

Create an Analytic Rubric

  • 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

D2L Tutorials featuring the Old Interface


Managing a Course

Managing a Group

Content and Materials




Grades and Grading


BrightSpace/Desire2Learn 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


Overview and Navigation

Overview and Navigation

Content and Discussions

Content and Discussions

D2L: Content Basics

D2L: Discussions Basics

Dropbox and Grades

Dropbox and Grades


D2LCALENDAR display.docx




Types of Questions.docx


Grades Workshop Outline

Grades in Desire2Learn.docx