D2L Course Creation and Mapping Requests

D2L sites are created automatically for Lecture and Seminar sections listed in PeopleSoft (Schedule of Classes).  The creation process usually begins about two months before the start of semester to allow instructors sufficient time to prepare for their courses.

Lab and Tutorial sections are not auto-created.  If instructors/ course coordinators would like to use D2L for their Lab/ Tutorial sections, a request needs to be submitted to UService (IT):


Generally, there are two options:

1. Separate D2L site for each Lab/ Tutorial Section

If the instructor/ coordinator requires a D2L site for each Lab or Tutorial section, they may choose the “Add credit course” option.  Specify the section that needs to be created.  For example:

2. Create Lab/ Tutorial Sections within an Existing D2L shell

If a course shell already exists for the main section (e.g. Lecture or Seminar), but the instructor/ coordinator would also like to be able to tell which Labs or Tutorials students are enrolled in, then they may ask for those sections to be mapped to the main course site.  In that case, choose the “Add course mapping/ combine” option when submitting the form.  Here is an example of how the request may look like:

Once the mapping process has completed (which usually takes overnight), instructors/ coordinators/ TAs in the course will be able to use the View By Sections filter on pages like the Classlist/ Email, Grades and Dropbox to find out who is registered in which Lab or Tutorial, e.g.

Alternatively, click on the drop-down menu by the student’s name on the Classlist/ Email page and select View groups and sections.

* If your course arrangement is more complicated (e.g. creation of a D2L site for all the Lab sections combined), then please fill out the “Additional Information” field on the request form. Alternatively, you may send all the details to it@ucalgary.ca and a D2L administrator will contact you back if further clarification is needed before processing the request.