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: Show Video Walkthrough Click on the community group from your D2L homepage. Click on Coll...
 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  on the navbar. Y...
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 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 Click Course Management on the navbar, then choose Course Admin . Click Intelligent Agents . Click the New&n...
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...
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...
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 t...
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 Messa...
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...