Getting to know the D2L environment
Understanding the D2L environment will help you to personalize you environment. This video, Getting Started with the D2L Environment, includes account settings, notifications, as well as a review of navigation.
Overview of semester startup activities
Overview of Semester Startup Activities playlist is a series of steps to help get you ready for a new semester.
How do I copy course content from a previous semester to the new semester?
D2L has provided a very well-done video, titled Import/Export/Copy Components - Copy Components.
There is also documentation on D2L’s documentation website, titled Copy course components.
How do I make a course active in D2L so my students can access it?
A common element that faculty often forget is to turn on the course. The steps to activate a course are:
How long will students be able to access a course in D2L Brightspace after a semester ends?
You can set your course to close on a specific date and time.
Can I import publisher content into D2L?
There is also documentation on Importing Publisher Content in to a D2L Brightspace course. You use the Import/Export/Copy Components for this activity. It is recommended to use either the D2L or Blackboard format for testbanks you get from the publisher. Respondus can also be used to create D2L course packages for instructor-created questions.
My publisher offers a direct integration to their materials from D2L. Can I use this in my course?
Yes. We currently support two publisher integrations, Pearson and McGraw Hill. We offer instructions for Adding the Pearson Widget to the Course Homepage and Adding the McGraw Hill link to the Content tool.