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The Content tool is used to upload and organize files that you share with students. Content is organized in modules (folders) and files.
The navigation bar has been customized for your faculty to ensure a consistent user interface for students across campus.
There are two types of online discussions – synchronous and asynchronous. You could set up synchronous discussions via video-conferencing tools such as Adobe Connect Meeting or Zoom to have a real–time discussion with your students or answer any questions that they may have. This replicates the classroom experience where a certain meeting time is established.
A summary of changes to University of Calgary learning technologies and tools that happened during May 2021.
Here you will find a list of best practices, tips and tricks, and extra information to help you create a powerful Quiz.
The Quizzes tool enables you to create and manage quantifiable assessments.
Chats and blogs can be used to provide an easy form of communication for students. Instructors can have this space open for students in order for them to ask questions about the course. This feature is more informal and allows for students to share ideas.
In D2L, there are 12 different types of questions that can be created for use in Quizzes and Surveys.
The Question Library is a central repository that stores and archives questions which you can reuse within a course.
Release conditions in D2L allow you to create a custom learning path through the materials in your course.
Create and attach a Release Condition to your course material.
Deleting a condition from a particular item in the course.
This page explains how to set up a gradebook in D2L.
The banner can be customized by selecting an image from the D2L Library, or by uploading an image from your personal files.
D2L allows you to customize the nav bar for your course.
Give each learner a random set of quiz questions. By doing so it can help reduce instances of cheating.
There are many setting options for quizzes in terms of access, timing and number of attempts. Find the most common ones listed here.
The D2L Dropbox folder is an assignment submission folder where students upload completed assignments such as document, graphic, audio, and video, files.
D2L can automatically grade quizzes for you and send scores to the gradebook. By default, a quiz is not associated with the gradebook. You should create an association so scores will transfer from a quiz to a Grade Item.
Some quiz questions can be set up to be graded automatically by D2L, including multiple-choice, true/false, multi-select, and matching.
Rubrics are a grading and feedback tool that specifies the assessment criteria and level of achievement of an assessment
In order for a rubric to be associated with a D2L assessment item, the rubric must be built using D2L rubric tools.
An association is formed when a rubric is selected to be used by a tool.
Make copies of rubrics or delete rubrics you no longer need
This page outlines how to retrieve assignment submissions from dropbox.
To upload a file to your D2L course, follow the steps below.
If you would like to re-use materials from a course that you have taught previously, please follow these instructions.
Setting up D2L groups, with associated dropbox folders and discussion topics, is a process that takes a few minutes and which requires completing several sequential steps. Please set aside a few minutes to complete the entire process.
Individual users can set up Email and SMS notifications for all their courses (not course by course).
Many programs such as Adobe Presenter, Articulate 360 and H5P 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. This page shows you how to add a SCORM file to D2L.
These instructions will help you enroll additional users in your D2L course, e.g. a teaching assistant (TA) or a second instructor.
Using the Preview option, you can take the quiz as a student does to ensure the accuracy of content and grading before you release a quiz.
Special access can be assigned to students to provide academic accommodations and give them extended time limits for quizzes or other form of submissions based on need.
Common Quiz issues you may encounter.
The Role Switch feature in D2L allows you to get an idea (to some degree) of how your course is viewed by students.
This tutorial explains how to set up the following types of assessment items: Weighted Assessment Item (percentile) and Letter Grade Assessment Item (requires Letter Grade Scheme)
As instructor, you may provide feedback for submitted assignments in a Dropbox folder using the annotation tools.
We recommend creating a gradebook category for any assignment that is comprised of several, related assessment items.
This document shows you how to modify the answer after quizzes are completed.
The discussion board is a virtual conversation space where students and instructors collaborate using short question answer style posts. The discussion board serves as a focal point for conversation in an online course. It is best to create discussion boards during the course setup.
By default, a simple Percentage scheme is visible under Schemes. It is suggested that you set up a letter grade scheme corresponding to what is outlined in your course syllabus.
You can set your quizzes to provide feedback automatically as students complete quizzes.
The following information explains how to enter grades for a single assessment item.
Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights Clarification for Instructors using D2L and TopHat.
User friendly, non-developer design templates with a variety of layout styles were developed to create clean-looking content pages. These templates are recommended for non-developers to improve the look and feel of their courses.
These templates are recommended for advance users to improve the look and feel of their courses.
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.
The D2L ePortfolio document will walk you through a series of screenshots that will help you to build an ePortfolio in D2L, where you can begin to reflect on your learning journey over time.
If due to technical issues the student is unable to submit the quiz, the student’s quiz remains an Attempt in Progress and the system shows no submission or grade for that student.
By default, final grades are not visible to students. This document explains how to release final grades to students.
This document outlines how to release final grades from D2L to PeopleSoft. Using the gradebook in D2L is optional.
This guide will show you how to set up student grades in Excel for import to D2L gradebook.
This tutorial provides instructions on how to manually download an Excel file from the D2L gradebook and format it before submitting to PeopleSoft (Faculty Centre) for final approval.
Theses videos show you how to adjust your grid view settings.
Timely feedback and assessment of discussion board participation throughout the semester ensures that students have the opportunity to fulfill discussion board criteria and assessment requirements.
Student participation in online learning can be easily assessed using discussion forum assessment tools. The advantage with using this tool is that all comments in each topic from each student can be easily viewed in a list.
To re-order discussion forums, follow the steps below.
In the event that you accidentally delete discussion posts, those posts can be restored using the following procedure.
Track when students started a quiz and how many attempts they took per quiz.
Do your quiz results appear as single digit values with decimal points? You may need to reset the quiz question valuation.
Once you receive completed quizzes from students, you can view quiz statistics such as grade distribution, grade average, question statistics, and user statistics on the Statistics page.
Some instructors may allow you to review your quiz answers. In some cases, the feedback or correct answers will be included. If your instructor has enabled these features, you can review your answers as follows.
Students can see the rubric associated with an activity from the Gradebook.
After groups have been created, it is possible to modify the group composition.
To manually enroll students in groups, modify group composition, and review group member lists.
This tool helps instructors manage student signup for topics or projects. The SSM tool assigns students to projects using an algorithm that maximizes the number of students who receive their top choices. This ensures that project selection is fair, and that each student has an equal chance at getting their top choice.
There are multiple ways to send emails to users (e.g. Instructors, Students, TA’s, etc.) who are enrolled in your D2L course. This guide will show you several preferred methods.
This document will help you understand how class sections are listed in PeopleSoft and how that information translates into a Course Offering Code in D2L.
Objects like media files, interactive animations (flash, HTML5), web pages, online forms & docs (Google, Microsoft or others), can be embedded into Content using the HTML Editor.
A group or section membership list and class enrolment list, can be printed using the Export to Excel or CSV feature or be printed as a PDF file.
The Classlist / Email feature is used by students and instructors to contact students in the class. You can hide the Classlist / Email feature to prevent students from accessing the student email address list without compromising instructor and TA access.
A D2L course needs to be made Active before students can view its content and access other course tools. Follow the steps below to make the course available to students.
A Google Drive document can be embedded into Content using the HTML5 Editor. This instruction outlines how to embed a Google Drive document.
If you are an instructor, you may share videos with students enrolled in your course by using the Insert Stuff function, which is available in multiple areas, including Content and Discussions.
You can upload videos and documents on Yuja, set security restrictions before uploading on D2L.
Want to create videos for teaching & learning, but not sure which tool to use? Check out this decision tree.
Follow these steps to create and schedule a Zoom meeting from D2L.