D2L: Understanding Course Offering Codes

The course offering name of a D2L site can be modified by the instructor any time, whereas the course offering code will remain constant.  If you have access to 25+ D2L sites as a Course Administrator or Instructor and you need to find a specific credit course (i.e. an undergraduate or graduate class listed in […]

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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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D2L Navbar

The new D2L (Daylight) design allows you to modify the course Navbar more easily.  However, for credit courses, we do not recommend making any drastic changes.  According to a survey conducted on campus, students prefer consistency across courses.  This will ensure that they are able to access content and other course tools easily on any […]

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Design Templates for Accessibility and Custom Layouts

These templates are recommended for advance users to improve the look and feel of their courses. Additionally, the templates are fully responsive and are designed to meet Universal Design for Learning and accessibility standards. That is, these templates use format styles, such as heading 1, heading 2 and paragraph, which are necessary for assistive technology […]

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D2L New Look (Daylight Experience) FAQ

When did the D2L change happen? Friday, May 4, 2018, 6:00pm Did we switch 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 of […]

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Intro to D2L

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 the D2L section on this website or refer to the Semester Start Toolkit provided by D2L Technical assistance is available from Information […]

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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. NOTE:  In order to change the course banner, you need to have […]

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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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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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