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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Top Hat in D2L

Top Hat allows you to synchronize with your LMS, D2L, to make it easier to communicate between the two systems. The main reasons why you might want to implement this integration are: Add your student roster automatically to Top Hat from D2L Push your grades from Top Hat to D2L in a few clicks This […]

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Replacement Strings & Intelligent Agents

“A replacement string lets instructors customize course content and communications in the D2L Learning Environment by incorporating the intended reader’s personalized information, such as their name, automatically. This feature can help instructors build better relationships with learners, increase engagement levels, and improve the overall learning experience.”   Intelligent Uses of Intelligent Agents, New and Improved from Brightspace Community

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Release Conditions

Release conditions in D2L allow you to create a custom learning path through the materials in your course.  When you attach a release condition to an item, users cannot see that item until they meet the associated condition.  Click here to learn more. Here is an example of how you may apply a Release Condition […]

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How to add an Adobe Presenter SCORM File to a D2L Course

Many programs such as Adobe Presenter (formally known as Breeze), Articulate Presenter and Articulate Storyline are used to create interactive, dynamic and engaging presentations that you can import into your D2L course. When you export the files through these programs, you use a standard called SCORM. The SCORM file should be exported as a .zip […]

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Embed RSS feeds in your course

If you want to embed the RSS feed for a website, blog, or news source, you can use the fantastic Feed2JS tool published by Alan Levine. It can be used to create an embed code for any RSS feed, which can then be used within your D2L course (or any other web page, really). We […]

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