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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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: Logging in and Basic Navigation in D2L Watch the demo videos or click on the PDFs for detailed […]

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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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About D2L

Desire2Learn (D2L) is the learning management system that is used at the University of Calgary. D2L gives you the ability to manage courses, email students, collect assignments, participate in online discussions, keep track of student grades, and more. D2L is available for all of your online, blended, or classroom courses.

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Mobile Apps

Pulse Brightspace Pulse is an app that helps students find out what’s new and what’s next. They can use it to stay up to date and prepared by unifying course calendars, assignments, grades, and news during the busiest times. Pulse is available for download on your mobile device’s app store:   Binder Binder is a […]

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D2L Maintenance Window

MAINTENANCE WINDOW/ SCHEDULED OUTAGE As the D2L (Brightspace) service is hosted off-campus, we will be following D2L’s regular scheduled maintenance windows.   These maintenance windows are scheduled for the 2nd Saturday/ Sunday of each month, between 11:00PM and 5:00AM MST (Mountain Standard Time, Local Calgary time).   Impact to End Users:   D2L’s servers will be available during the Maintenance Window […]

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View your course as a student sees it?

D2L allows you to get an idea (to some degree) of how your course is viewed by students.  Please note that while this works well for areas such as Content, it does not for areas such groups or discussions, as you still have your instructor privileges. For a guide on how to view quizzes from a student role, please click here. […]

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