D2L New Look (Daylight Experience) FAQ

When is the D2L change happening? Friday evening, May 4, 2018 Are we switching to another learning environment? No.  D2L, also known as Brightspace and Desire2Learn, will continue to be used at the University of Calgary. D2L, Desire2Learn, Brightspace — which is it? You may have heard our learning environment referred to in a number […]

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Change or Remove Course Banner

How to Change or Remove Course Banner One of the new D2L features in the Daylight interface is the course banner. The banner can be customized by selecting an image from the D2L Library, or by uploading an image from your personal files. Click here for the PDF guide.

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Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

What is UDL? The three basic principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) stress the use of multiple means of representation, expression and engagement. The goal of UDL is to ensure that the same learning occurs regardless of individual differences. What UDL tools are available in D2L? Open dyslexic font style: How to Modify Font Size […]

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Commitment to the Acceptable Use of D2L

Effective on-line learning experiences depend on the commitment of each user to engage in learning and teaching activities in ways that respect other students and instructors in accordance with relevant laws and University of Calgary policies and regulations. I understand that the privacy of other users is paramount. Sharing email addresses or other personal information […]

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Hiding the classlist in your course

If an instructor wants to hide the classlist in a D2L course (for privacy reasons, so students can’t see who else is taking the course), click in the “Edit Course” link in the navigation bar. At the bottom of that page should be an “Administration” section that looks like this: Click “Tools” to see a […]

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Group Set-up

D2L groups can be created, with associated dropbox folders and discussion topics, using the D2L Group Set-Up Wizard.  Before creating D2L groups, please ensure that you have completed the Gradebook Set-up Wizard (see below). If there is more than one assessment item in the group project, you may want to use gradebook categories. Group Set-Up […]

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Intro to D2L

If you are new to D2L, need a refresher, or simply want to do more with D2L, check out these great resources. Below are a few things that you may find helpful at the beginning of the semester: Sign up for workshops available through the Taylor Institute of Teaching and Learning, Educational Development Unit Check out […]

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D2L ePortfolio: build, view, share and modify learning artifacts

Demonstrate life-long learning and capture your personal and academic achievements with the D2L ePortfolio. The D2L ePortfolio document will walk you through a series of screenshots that will help you to build an ePortfolio in D2L, where you can begin to reflect on your learning journey over time. This D2L video describes how students can […]

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Extra Resources

The following sites are great resources to find information on additional questions or help resources that you may need. Continuing Education Help Site (useful for everyone) Continuing Education at the UofC has created a fantastic site with great resources. Please check them out here. D2L From the company, D2L is now calling the LMS “BrightSpace”. […]

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