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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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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How to Create D2L Rubrics

In order for a rubric to be associated with a D2L assessment item, the rubric must be built using the D2L rubric tools. This tutorial explains how to create a D2L rubric and associate that rubric with an assessment item: Build a Rubric in D2L Sample Rubrics

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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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About D2L

D2L (Desire2Learn) “New Look” 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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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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Mobile Apps

* NOTE: Some of these apps require you to sign in with your University of Calgary CAS credentials (eID or IT username).  If you are enrolled in the Continuing Education program or are using a D2L administrator/ guest account,  you may not be able to log in to use the app.   Pulse Brightspace Pulse is […]

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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 servers will be inaccessible and maintenance pages will […]

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