A: Your course won't show up until the instructor makes it active. When the course is made active, you will be shown the course date when it starts. Learners will be able to access the course after the course start date.
NOTE: Some instructors choose not to use D2L. Be sure to check with your instructor regarding where to find course content.
Change the order of your pinned courses: If you want to completely change the order in which your courses are displayed, unpin all your courses and then pin them in the order of how you want them to appear in the My Courses widget. The course that is pinned first will appear first.
A: Students view Assignment feedback from the Assignments area and from Grades.
A: When you are using the Address Book, you need to:
Step 2 is often missed and there may be a lag before the name(s) populate the field. When not using the Address Book, you can directly enter their names or email address into the To field and select from the choices provided. To expand the Cc and Bcc fields, click Add CC or BCC.
A: You may have messages filtered to a specific course rather than showing all messages. When you are in a course and then click on the email link, the messages filter to that course. Use the "Filter By" pull down menu and select "All Messages" to see all email. Use the "settings" link (upper right) to configure options such as tracking activity for sent messages and forwarding email.
If you do not see an expected email in "All Messages," contact your instructor. See the Known Issues page for status updates on any current problems or fixes with D2L email.
A: Instructors (course editors) can add existing users to their course Classlist.
Go to Communication > Classlist > Add Participants (dropdown) > Add existing users, enter an MSUNet ID or other identifier in the search field and click the magnifying glass icon. From the search results, check the box next to the user, assign a role, and click "Enroll Selected Users." Check the box at the top to "Send enrollment email" after getting the search results and before clicking "Enroll Selected Users."
A: You can temporarily switch your role from your personal menu.
You can also impersonate the DemoStudent to mimic a student. This allows you to bypass course access restrictions and view/test connected grade activities in the gradebook. Each course is created with a unique DemoStudent in the Classlist. The Impersonate option allows you to view the course just as a student would. You can take quizzes, check date restrictions, populate the gradebook to check things out, and so on. When you are done, you can Restore yourself back to your own role.
A: Create a new module
Create a new sub-module
Delete a module
A: The D2L gradebook contains your grading system, grade calculations, grade scheme, grade items, and view and display options. Consider:
The simplest way to begin is to use the Gradebook Setup Wizard and follow the steps there. It should direct you to the questions you need to answer if you have not already done so.
See Gradebook Tips and Gradebook Extra Credit for more help with setting up a gradebook.
A: Beyond checking the items as bonus, the instructor also needs to check the "Can exceed" box for both the category and the Final Calculated Grade as well.
To do this, go to Assessments > Grades and from Manage Grades, select all and bulk edit. From there you will see the "Can exceed" boxes that need to be checked to allow bonus points to exceed both the category and the final calculated grade max score.
A: The default submission view will appear to users after they submit a quiz. By default, only the date of submission and score are made available. The default view and/or additional views can be changed in the quiz settings.
D2L will display the most current submission view based on the given date. Create an additional submission view to turn off details after a specified date (i.e., create an additional view to start showing questions and answers and another view at a later date to stop showing questions and answers).
A: Students may click on their attempt in the quiz submissions area to view results.
Go to Assessments > Quizzes and click on the feedback icon or select Submissions from the pull down menu of the quiz you want to view, then click on the attempt. The instructor controls what information is released to the student in this location. By default, only the date of submission and score are made available.
A: Here are some tips for keeping your course size under control:
Keep only active content: You may find greater peace of mind by uncluttering your course. Try to keep only the content you are using in a semester course and place content you might use later in a dev course or save it outside of D2L.
Ditch past CMS baggage: The Manage Files area of your course may be carrying extra baggage from previous conversions or years of accumulated files. This can affect the speed of your course copy and make it hard to find items. It is not necessary to keep copying these unused files year after year. The process below will show you how to clean these out in one fell swoop.
Store video files in MediaSpace: There are several reasons to save video files in Kaltura MediaSpace and link them in D2L. It avoids duplication if you use them in more than one course. It makes your course copy faster and less prone to errors. It may be easier to manage them and you can order free captions!
Clean Course Copy: This process copies all associated files from content and activities, such as quizzes and assignments, leaving behind any lingering files not actually used in the course.
Note: Files associated with Custom Widgets and Themes are not included.
What is contributing to course size?
If you use the clean course copy process above, look at the number of files cleaned up by comparing the numbers at the bottom of the Manage Files area.
A: HTML files or Word documents are preferred.
Saving PowerPoints as PDFs with the option to minimize size is also recommended.
NOTE: Additional information is available in the D2L Resource Center