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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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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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:   There will be no downtime.  D2L will continue to be available […]

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Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights

Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights Clarification for Instructors using D2L and TopHat In simple terms, the usage agreement for an online service provider describe that: You retain exclusive copyright, ownership, and intellectual property rights for all of the content you create and for which you own intellectual property rights. The vendor retains copyright, ownership, and […]

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