Collaboration

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Add People to a Community Group
If you have group manager  access to a community group, you can add anyone in the system to your group by following the steps listed below: Click on the community group from your D2L homepage. Click on Collaboration in the navbar, then ch...
 Add a User to Your Section
This process is to add employees (including adjunct) to courses, not students. To add a student to your class, see Reconcile Your D2L and iStar Rosters . Show Video Walkthrough Log into D2L . Click VTAC Support ...
 Add a WebEx Meeting to Your Course
You can add a virtual meeting to your course using the WebEx integration in D2L. You can do this in the content area. This will allow you to meet with your students in a synchronous setting where you can use webcams or microphones to speak to each o...
Apply Discussion Forum and Topic Restrictions
Forums Restricting a forum is generally not recommended. Contact the  LSC-Online  representative on your campus for help with these settings. (See  Meet Your LSC-Online Designer/Technologist   for contact information.) Dis...
Calculation Methods for Assessing Individual Discussion Posts
You can evaluate individual posts and have D2L calculate a topic score for each student, or you can directly score each student. If you choose to assess individual posts, you can specify how the system calculates each overall topic score in the Post...
Change Preview Pane Settings in Email
The preview pane settings allow you to view your emails in a new window or in a preview pane at the bottom of the message list. The preview pane is the default setting in D2L. This document contains the steps for changing this setting. Log into D2...
Create a Discussion Forum
A discussion forum is a container for discussion topics, where the actual discussion takes place. You cannot create a discussion topic without a forum to put the topic in. You can however put all discussion topics into one forum and label it "D...
Configure a Discussion Topic for Assessment
On the Discussions List page, click Edit Topic from the context menu of the topic you want to configure. Click the Assessment tab. If you want to link a topic score to a grade item, select your Grade Item from the drop-down list, or click...
Copy a Discussion Forum, Topic, Thread, or Post
Click Collaboration on the navbar and choose Discussions. Click on the More Actions button and choose Copy .  Choose whether you want to copy a forum or topic. Choose the forum or topic that you want to copy. Choose a new name for...
Use the Announcements Tool
The Announcements tool enables you to create announcements that help communicate course updates, changes, and new information to your students quickly and efficiently. Since My Home or Course Home is the first page that students see when they log in...
Create a Discussion Topic
Discussion topics are available for students to post threads and reply to one another. All discussion topics must be located in a discussion forum. To Create a Discussion Topic: Click on Collaboration on the navbar and choose Discussions. Cl...
Create Groups
You can create group work areas for students with the Manage Groups tool and use groups to organize students’ work on projects and assignments. Students can belong to multiple groups within the same course. For example, each student can simul...
Create Student Inactivity Alerts
Intelligent agents may be created in D2L to alert instructors of student inactivity in the course. Creating an Intelligent Agent Within the course in D2L, click Course Management on the navbar, then choose Course Admin . Click Intelligent Ag...
Create an Attendance Register
The attendance register is commonly used for classes that meet in a physical classroom. But it could also be used for recording attendance at required field trips or clinical events. Create a new Attendance Register Show Video Walkthrough ...
Create an Attendance Scheme
Attendance schemes provide the criteria for marking attendance in a register. Each attendance register uses one attendance scheme, which you assign when creating a new register. The register defines the applicable students and sessions, and the atte...
Delete Discussion Forums, Topics, Threads, and Posts
Click Collaboration on the navbar and choose Discussions . To Delete a Forum: Click on the arrow next to the name of the forum you want to delete. Choose Delete . NOTE:  CAUTION! Deleting a Forum will delete all the topics within. ...
Enroll Students in Groups
Enrolling students in groups Students are enrolled in groups based on the enrollment options selected on the New Category page. See directions for how to use the New Category to create groups in the article Create Groups . You will use the Enrol...
Edit an Attendance Register, Deleting a Session
Edit an Attendance Register Go to Course Activities  > Attendance . From the dropdown menu beside the register you want to edit, choose Edit Register . You can now edit any of the fields as in Creating an Attendance Register . De...
Edit an Attendance Scheme
You cannot edit the Organization Default Attendance Scheme, but you can edit an attendance scheme that you have created. Editing an Attendance Scheme Click on Course Activities > Attendance . Click on the Attendance Schemes  screen....
Enter Attendance
Click on Course Activities on the navbar and choose Attendance . Click on the name of the Attendance Register. Click on the Enter Attendance Data icon to for a class session to enter attendance for that session. Use the Attendanc...
Forward Email to LoneStar.edu Account
Click the Collaboration  menu in the navbar and choose Email .  Click Settings.     Scroll to the bottom of the window to the Forward Options section. Click "Forward incoming messages to an alternate email accou...
Grade a Discussion
To set a discussion up so it can be graded, see Configure a Discussion Topic for Assessment . To grade a discussion with a rubric, see Grade a Discussion with a Rubric . Grade All Posts in a Topic Click the arrow next to the topic name. A li...
If Email says "Not Authorized"
If you or a student receives the above error message when trying to access email, the optional setting " Disable Email, Instant Messages, and alerts " has been enabled in at least one of your quizzes. This setting allows the inst...
Join D2L Communities for Collaboration
There are two communities that faculty can join to collaborate on Brightspace. LSC D2L Community Group Lone Star has a community group located in D2L so that faculty can collaborate on D2L topics. To join the LSC D2L Community:  Click...
Move Discussion Threads and Replies
Discussion threads and posts can be moved to topics other than the original topic they are posted to. If you think a thread or post belongs in a different topic, you can move it by copying it and choosing the option to delete the original thread or ...
Read Email in D2L
From the Minibar , click on the Messages  icon. Click Go to email . NOTE:  A red dot next to the Messages icon indicates you have new email messages. - OR -   From the navbar, click Collaboration Select Email . You w...
Receive Discussion Post Alerts By Subscribing to a Discussion
You can subscribe to a forum, a discussion topic or an individual thread.  Subscribing to a Discussion Forum or Topic Click the   Collaboration  menu in the navbar, then choose Discussions . On the Discussions List page, click S...
Restore a Deleted Discussion Topic
On the Discussions List  page, click Settings . Under the Personal Settings section, check the box next to Display deleted posts . Click Save to return to the Discussions List page. Click the More Actions button, then select ...
Send Email in D2L
The best way to send emails within D2L is from the Classlist. Go to Collaboration  > Classlist . Select the Students  tab. Email an individual student Click on the student's name . Type message in the Compose dialog wi...
Sending Email to Both Students' D2L and my.lonestar.edu Email Addresses
You can email your students at both their D2L and their my.lonestar.edu email accounts simultaneously using the Address Book in the D2L email tool. Follow the steps below. Click on Collaboration on the navbar and choose Email . Click on Set...
Track Reception of Sent Email
D2L enables you to determine if an email you sent to another D2L user has been read. This works for both individual and group emails. To do this, you must turn on the tracking feature.  Turn on the Tracking Feature   Go to Collaboratio...
Use Chat
Chat is an online text-based communication tool. It is a synchronous area where you can talk to your participants in online real-time discussions. From the chat tool, you can communicate with anyone in your course. We recommend using WebEx as the b...
Use the Instant Message Tool to Send & Receive Messages
You can use Instant Messages to send and receive messages to and from classmates and other users in D2L. Send Messages Click on the Message alert icon (the envelope) in the minibar at the top of the screen, then click on Instant Messages . Cl...
View Attendance Data
Click on Course Activities on the navbar and select Attendance. Click on the register listed under "Register Name." (If there is no register listed, none has been created.) When the attendance data appears: Export All  D...
View Attendance & Grades for Withdrawn (Unenrolled) Users
It is possible to locate attendance or grade information on students that have been unenrolled from a class. View Attendance Click on Collaboration and choose Classlist. Click on the Enrollment Statistics button at the top o...
View Attendance Schemes
Attendance schemes provide the criteria for marking attendance in a register. Each attendance register uses one attendance scheme, which you assign when creating a new register. The register defines the applicable students and sessions, and the atte...
 WebEx Fundamentals
What is WebEx? WebEx is a web conferencing service that connects you with anyone, anywhere, in real time. It combines desktop sharing through a web browser with audio conferencing and video, so everyone sees and hears the same thing at the same...
View Classlist and Enter Grades by Groups and Sections
You can view Classlists and Enter Grades by User (default), Groups, and Sections. Classlists From the navbar, click Collaboration and then click Classlist . From the View By drop-down list, select Groups  or Sections , and click Apply...
Create Private Discussions for Student Journaling
Creating private groups with restricted discussion areas can provide students an outlet for writing reflective journals. To Create a Private Group: Click on Collaboration on the navbar and choose Groups . Click on the New Category butto...