If you accidentally delete something in a D2L course, it doesn't necessarily mean that it's gone forever. Content Items When deleting an item in your course content tab, you'll receive this prompt for confirmation: If you leave it on the default "Remove the topic from Content but keep the file or activity in the course," … Continue reading Deleted Items – What Can Be Restored?
Occasionally we hear from faculty who, when attempting to email their students from the D2L Classlist, receive a "Not Authorized" message: D2L will do this if you preview a test or quiz, but leave it without clicking the exit button or submitting. This was probably intended to be a testing security feature (stopping students from emailing … Continue reading Error: Not Authorized – Trying to Send Email
More often than not, an instructor will call asking how to totally remove all items in a D2L course and start from scratch. Usually this is because they did a full course copy and accidentally chose the wrong course/semester. Although there's isn't a single button to reset everything in your course to an empty state, … Continue reading Delete All Course Content!
For both students and faculty, D2L presents the option to save a discussion post as "draft," for times when you are writing something lengthy, and need to return to it later before posting it. If you click this button, and return later to the same discussion with the intention of finishing your writing and posting … Continue reading Discussions – Retrieve a Draft Post
Faculty often have questions regarding the terminology and hierarchy used in D2L's discussion tool. The distinction between a Forum and Topic tends to be the hardest to discern for new users, especially those who came from schools using Blackboard. A Forum is Just a Container Similar to how you can't begin uploading handouts into your … Continue reading Discussions – Forums vs. Topics
When setting up a discussion topic, D2L presents the option to specify both Locking and Availability dates: So what's the difference? Setting an Availablity date range means that the discussion activity will be invisible until the start date, then, once the end date arrives, it will disappear and students will no longer be able to see it. Setting a Locking … Continue reading Discussions – Locking vs Availability
After building and deploying a quiz in your D2L course, it's natural that you would want to review the results beyond simply viewing student scores. D2L will allow you to view how individual students responded to each question, as well as give you a detailed breakdown of each question. Here's how: Review an Individual Student's … Continue reading Quizzes – View the Results