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!
If you are teaching multiple sections of the same course during a semester, you can opt to have your separate D2L courses merged into a single course containing all students. Many faculty choose to do this when all sections more or less follow the same schedule and they do not want to have to post … Continue reading Course Combination/Merging
D2L makes it possible to back up and download the contents of a course to the home/personal computer of the instructor. If you are planning on making radical changes to your course, for whatever reason, please consider making a backup using the steps below. Currently, SRU keeps old D2L courses online for a rolling five … Continue reading Back Up a D2L Course
1) After logging in to your course, click on the Edit Course button in the upper-right corner. 2) In the next screen, find and click on Navigation & Themes 3) Click on the small drop-down button next to Course Default, then click Copy. 5) Change the "Active Navbar" drop-down box to "Course Default - Copy" … Continue reading Add and Remove Navbar Buttons in D2L
There is no need to re-upload all of your course materials every semester. In just a few clicks you can copy the materials from your old courses into your new courses. Here's what to do: 1) After signing in to Desire2Learn, go to your NEW, EMPTY course into which you want to copy the older … Continue reading Course Copy in Desire2Learn
Desire2Learn is configured so that faculty can NOT delete old courses from their My Courses lists. However, there are some work-arounds that allow you to de-clutter your D2L welcome screen. First, don't forget that you can un-pin courses that you have on your My Home screen. It's a good habit to regularly un-pin courses once … Continue reading Removing Courses