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 Add a File to a Module
Once you have created a module or sub-module in your table of contents, you can add topics to that module. To add files from your computer, such as your syllabus and instructional materials: Show Video Walkthrough Click the module in th...
 Add Topics to a Content Module
Once you have created a module or sub-module to your table of contents, you can add topics to that module. Show Video Walkthrough To add files from your computer, the Manage files area, or the LOR, to create links, or to create a f...
Add a YouTube Video to Your Course
Inside the HTML editor (wherever you are using it; News, Content, Dropbox Instructions, Discussion Prompt, etc.), click on the first button in the toolbar – Insert Stuff . Click on YouTube and search for a video relevant to your content...
Change and Replace Files
The Change File action is beneficial to users who are not making major course changes and want to upload an updated file in place of an existing file link in a course. Users who primarily copy templates can use Change File to replace template placeh...
 Copy Course Components
The Import/Export/Copy Components tool provides several channels through which content can be brought into, or exported from, a course offering (Org Unit). This tool is commonly used for copying some or all of the content from a previous semester&rs...
 Create a File Using the Content Tool
You can create an HTML file directly from the D2L Content tool. This will allow you to share information without having to create a file in another program such as Microsoft Word. The HTML editor ensures that you don't have to know any HTML in o...
Create a Link
Once you have created a module or sub-module in your table of contents, you can add links to websites in that module. To add links: Click the module in the Table of Contents on the left. Click on the New button. Choose the Create a Link o...
Create a PDF from a Word Document
All Microsoft Office products can produce PDF documents. Below are instructions for Word  2016.  There are advantages to using PDF in your course: The d ocument looks the same for every student no matter what operating system or...
Create a Quicklink
Any place you have the What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) text editor, its toolbar incudes Quicklink. Select the words in your text that you want to use for the quicklink. In the HTML editor, click on the quicklink icon. Choose the item yo...
 Create Modules and Submodules in Content
You must create a module before you can add topics. You can create submodules (modules within existing modules) to establish a deeper hierarchy. Show Video Walkthrough On the navbar, click Content . In the Table of Content panel, click...
Visibility and Completion Options in Content Modules
Modules and topics have the ability to be hidden or made visible. Additionally, Faculty can adjust how users track their completion of modules and topics in D2L. Adjust Visibility of Modules and Sub-Modules From Content , click the name of the m...
 Delete All Content from a Course
It is possible for LSC-Online staff to reset your course so that all content is deleted. Contact us using VTAC chat or email online@lonestar.edu and request a course reset. If you do not wish to wait, follow the instructions below to delate all cont...
Fix Broken Links
At times, after copying course content, you may have broken links in your modules. To fix broken links: Click the Broken Topic link. The Add Activity pop-up window displays. Select an activity from the list. -or- Click the arrow button, an...
How to Remove Third-Party Integration Content and the Associated Grade Items
Third-Party Integration Content refers to certain publisher content, TechSmith Relay videos, and other vender content. NOTE:  If you remove a Third-Party Integration item from a course without disassociating it from its Grade Item, you ma...
HTML Editor Basics
There are multiple parts to the HTML editor.  The upper toolbar of the HTML/WYSIWYG editor is very similar to the toolbar in most document editors, such as MS Word. If you do not see this full toolbar, click the [...]icon on the far right ...
HTML Editor - Accessibility Checker
An accessibility checker is available within the HTML Editor for use within Content, Widgets, Quizzes, Assignments, Calendar, and any other tool where an instructor or student can access the HTML Editor. The accessibility checker is available o...
 Import Zipped Content
NOTE:  Content imported into a course shell will, with one except, NOT overwrite or delete existing content. For example, if content from a course is copied into a shell multiple times, the content will be duplicated each time instead of ...
My Courses Widget
My Courses Widget Overview The My Courses widget displays courses as a grid of tiles at the top of your My Home page in D2L.  Pinning and Unpinning Courses To pin a course, hover over the course image until you see the Options menu, ind...
Use FAQs
Previously in D2L, there was an FAQ option under Resources on navbar. This option is no longer available. If you want your students to use FAQs, you must insert the follow link into your content. https://d2l.lonestar.edu/d2l/lms/faq/view_faq.d2l...
How to Share Course Materials with Others
How to Share Course Material through a Community Group Show Video Walkthrough The owner/sharer/coordinator of the course materials creates a community group, following the directions in Create a Community Group . This person is the Grou...
File Conversion Tool
As you are posting materials online, you may need to convert files from one format to another - for accessibility, pedagogical, or various other reasons. As an example, you may want to convert a PDF file to an MP3 so students can access the material...
Embed Videos from Academic Video Online to D2L
Based on instructions provided by LSC-NH librarians If you are an instructor looking for educational videos to embed in D2L content, explore the library's subscription database "Academic Video Online: Premium." You can find it in th...