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Access Coursebuilder

  1.  Click Edit Course in the upper right corner of your screen, then under "Site Resources", click the Course Builder icon. --OR-- Click Content in the navigation bar, then click the Course Builder tab on the top of the screen.
  2. The Course Builder screen will be displayed, any content that has previously been added to the course will be displayed. A brand new empty course will just have the Title placeholder.
Course Builder 1

 

The left pane shows all of the items that can be added to the site.  The pane on the right shows information about the selected module, title, or topic. 

 

Building Structure in Course Builder

Video Tutorial

 

 *There is a new way to get to Course Builder from the content section. It can be found in the drop down menu of the following picture:

Newcoursebuilder

 

Create a Module

Modules are the main organizational piece in D2L Content, they serve as a heading for topics and help students navigate within the course.

  1. Click or drag an the book imageaddmodule  under the "Build Outline" pane on the left  onto the canvas and drop it onto the Course Title box or Module box.  (Note: you can hold your mouse pointer over any of the Build Structure icons and see a description of the icon.)
  2. The Create Module form will be displayed. Give the Module a name and if desired modify restriction dates.
  3. Click Create.

The module will be displayed beneath the main course title.

 

Adding a Placeholder

If you do not yet have an object created but know you would like to incorporate it into the module, you can add a placeholder for the object. For example, you want to have a discussion, but have not developed the exact wording for the discussion prompt. A place holder can be added to help you visualize your course and the exact wording can be added later.

 

  1. Locate the Build Outline section in the left panel. Click the type of placeholder you would like to add to your course. (Note: you can hold your mouse pointer over any of the Build Structure icons and see a description of the icon)
  2. Drag the icon over to the canvas and drop it onto the desired module.
  3. The Create Placeholder dialog box will appear. If desired change the name of the placeholder to something more descriptive.
  4. Click Create.
  5. Placeholders will be displayed on the canvas with a dashed, orange border.
 

Add Content

 Video Tutorial

 

 

There are three main types of content that can be added to D2L. 

  • Create an html webage
  • Uploaded documents, such as WordDocs or PDFs.
  • Links (External or Internal)

 

Create an html webpage (html file)html file icon

  1. On the left pane, click the icon you see above to add a discussion, and drag it to the desired module. (Or click the icon and select its destination in the new window that appears.)
  2. In the dropdown menu, select Url.
  3. Copy and paste or type in the desired url address into the next box. Click Insert.
  4. If desired, edit the restrictions.
  5. Click Save.
 

Create a link (Quicklink)quicklink icon

  1. On the left pane, click the icon you see above to add a discussion, and drag it to the desired module. (Or click the icon and select its destination in the new window that appears.)
  2. Give the topic a name.
  3. Give the html file a name.
  4. If desired, edit the restrictions.
  5. Click Create

 

Create a discussiondiscussion icon

  • NOTE: Adding a discussion to content will allow a discussion to take place in the content section of D2L.
  1. On the left pane, click the icon you see above to add a discussion, and drag it to the desired module.  (Or click the icon and select its destination in the new window that appears.)
  2. Give the discussion a name.
  3. Add a description to the discussion. 
  4. If desired, add a grade item and the rest of the criteria. 
  5. Click Create

 

Create a dropboxdropbox icon

  • Adding a dropbox to content will create a dropbox and allow students to submit assignments in the content section of D2L.
    1. On the left pane, click the icon you see above to add a dropbox, and drag it to the desired module.  (Or click the icon and select its destination in the new window that appears.)
    2. Give the dropbox a name.
      • Instructions: students will be able to see instructions for how, when, or how many times they submit work.
      • Grade Item: Use the dropdown menu to select a grade item if desired.
      • Out of: How many times students may submit work.
      • Attached files: You may attach a file or record audio for students to view or hear. 
      • Availability: This regulates when students can view this dropbox.
    1. Click Create

     

    Create a quizquiz icon

    1. On the left pane, click the icon you see above to add a quiz, and drag it to the desired module.  (Or click the icon and select its destination in the new window that appears.)
    2. Give the quiz a name.
      • Description: Optional field. The on/off above this field determines whether or not students can see the description before the quiz is available. 
      • Grade Item: Use the dropdown menu to select a grade item if desired.
      • Auto Export to Grades: When 'allow automatic export to grades' is turned on, the system can send auto-graded attempt scores directly to the grade book. (This requires that a grade item is associated with the quiz.)

        If "Allow attempt score to be seen immediately upon completion" is not enabled, you must set attempts as marked in the "Grade Quiz" page to populate the grade book with attempt scores. (How many times students may submit work.)
      • Automatic Grade: The quiz attempt will be set as graded immediately upon completion.
      • Availability: This regulates when students can view and take this quiz.
    3. Click Create

     

     

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