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Course Inventory Tool

The D2L Course Scanner Tool is intended to give you a high-level view of what content is in your course. The scanner will produce a short report that will tell you what types of content (e.g. Word, PDF, Videos), and how much content is in your course. Identifying course content is a great first step towards making it more accessible.

  1. From the homepage of your course, find the MSU Toolbox, and click Inventory Tool. This will launch the scanner.
  2. A dialog will open asking if you would like to proceed. Check the box that says, “Do not ask me again for this application”, then click Continue.
  3. Next click Evaluate Content to begin scanning your course. The progress bar will display the progress of the scan, which should take no more than 30-60 seconds to complete. Once the scan is complete, it will display the total number of content items in your course, separated by content type.
  4. Below the tables, you will see your Course Contents, organized by module. You can click the View button to launch a new window to view the content in D2L, or click “Edit” to edit the content in D2L.
  5. For an alternative view, you can click the Make Table to organize the content into a simple table.

MSU Information Technology offers a Course Accessibility Workplan Service that uses the Course Inventory Scanner to help produce a work plan for making your course more accessible. This work plan will guide you step-by-step to make your course more accessible. This is a free service offered by MSU IT, and is a great way to get started on making your course more accessible. Click here for more information on the Course Accessibility Workplace Service.

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