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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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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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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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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Articulate Presenter / Storyline: Publish & Post to D2L

Articulate Presenter and Articulate Storyline are software plug-ins for PowerPoint presentations. The software is similar to Adobe Presenter, however the software is not a supported University of Calgary software. Please note that Articulate software is not compatible with a Mac computer. How to publish Articulate files and post to D2L

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Publish Adobe Presenter Presentation online

We recommend the following process to publish an Adobe Presenter presentation online: publish the presentation to Adobe Connect embed the file in D2L There are two methods for publishing an Adobe Presenter presentation to Adobe Connect.  We have included both options.  The main difference is that one method includes saving a copy of the .zip file to your […]

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Institutionally supported and approved online learning technologies

If you would like to use an online learning technology that is not listed on this page, please contact your IT Partner to begin the process of review and evaluation for use within courses. In accordance with University of Calgary policies, including the University of Calgary’s Electronic Communications Policy, and in compliance with provincial regulations […]

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Video Hosting

The University of Calgary does not currently have a platform for publishing videos. D2L can handle very short clips, but those are viewable only within a course. There is currently a project, coordinated by Information Technologies and the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, to identify and implement a video hosting platform for use by […]

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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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