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Embedding media in your D2L course

Video and other visual media enrich your course. Video allows your students to access material at their own pace – they have the power to pause, rewind and replay material as many times as they like. You could record your… Continue Reading →

D2L 10.1 – How to access your content tools

When I opened up the freshly upgraded D2L today, I was both excited and nervous. I knew there were some great improvements coming (outlined here by Arwen: https://wordpress.viu.ca/ciel/2012/11/14/d2lv101review/ ), but I also knew some of the changes would affect the… Continue Reading →

Images too large? Don’t have Photoshop? What can you do?

ADDING IMAGES TO D2L When helping faculty with their D2L courses I see a common problem almost daily:  uploading images to D2L that are full resolution and too large for the screen.  Sure, once uploaded to D2L they can be… Continue Reading →

D2L Surveys and Polls

I was recently asked to look into a free tool for polling students (that would show them immediate results) within the D2L environment.  D2L currently doesn’t have a poll tool/widget, although it is a requested feature:   http://desire4community.com/feature-request-polling-widget-in-desire2learn/ After researching and… Continue Reading →

Randomizing Questions in Your Desire2Learn Quiz

The quiz tool in Desire2Learn is pretty cool. I like that you can have the quiz graded and the grades exported to gradebook automatically. In addition to being able to see different types of reports on your students’ results, you… Continue Reading →

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