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Our knowledgebase contains helpful information about using D2L when teaching online. It also contains information related to various other online topics, such as exam proctoring with Examity and making videos using Capturespace Lite for your online courses.

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Topics: test

This article will walk you through how to edit current group members within a course.

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Topics: Groups D2L

The following video walks through the procedure to embed a Qualtrics survey in a D2L course.

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Topics: D2L Qualtrics

This video provides an overview of the D2L Brightspace Class Progress tool.

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This how-to walks you through how to edit the Quiz Submission View, or what students see after submitting a quiz.

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Topics: Quizzes D2L

This article walks you through how to read and grade discussion submissions directly through the gradebook.

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This how-to will walk you through how to edit links within pages in content in your online courses.

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Topics: Links D2L

This short how-to walks you through how to ensure students cannot access a discussion's threads, without first posting their own responses.

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Topics: Discussions D2L

This how-to walks you through how to set events manually using the Calendar tool in D2L Brightspace.

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Topics: Calendar D2L

This how-to walks you through how to edit and add content to your course in D2L Brightspace.

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Topics: Content D2L

This how-to walks you through how to delete a colum or row from a table on a page in D2L Brightspace.

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Topics: Tables D2L

This how-to walks you through on creating a Calculated Grade Item in your gradebook for students to see their current grade in the course.

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Topics: Grades D2L

This how-to covers copying selected questions from one quiz into another quiz.

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Topics: Quizzes D2L

This will walk you through how to associate items to the gradebook. These should already be associated in the section of your course, but in the off chance they are not, here is how you do just that. Talk to your lead if you are wanting to add an assessment item to your course.

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Topics: Grades D2L

This how-to walks you through how to add an existing activity (dropbox, discussion, quiz, etc.) to your content modules in D2L Brightspace.

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Topics: Content D2L

This how-to walks you through how to add a chat to your content in D2L Brightspace.

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Topics: Chat D2L

The Center for Teaching Excellence at Rice University has developed a calculator to help estimate the amount of work students will have to perform outside of class.

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The following forms are frequently used by instructors at UW Colleges Online.

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Topics: Forms

The instructions on this page walk through the steps for an instructor to submit a student's quiz attempt that is still in progress.

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Topics: D2L Quizzes

When a student have an accommodation plan which specifies that the student will need extra exam time, you will need to set the D2L assessments to meet this accommodation. This video walks through the process of setting individual students to have extra exam time.

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Course Setup, Course Management

Mobile Device Video Production

The video below goes through the process of creating a screencast on an iPad using Explain Everything and then uploading it to the Mediaspace website.

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Course Setup, Course Management

Adding Video Content To A Course

The video below demonstrates the steps of creating a video using a tool housed in the Media@UWC site that records and uploads the video for you. The instructions below break down the steps in the process.

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Course Management

Administering the Chat Tool

This video walks through using the Chat tool as an instructor in D2L.

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Topics: D2L Chat
Course Setup, Course Management

Groups Setup

The video will walk you through how to set up groups in your D2L Courses.

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Topics: D2L Groups
Course Setup, Course Management

Introduction to Examity

This video provides an overview of the Examity remote proctoring system.

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Course Management

Assessing Course Activities

The following videos explain how to assess learning activities in online courses.

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This video provides an overview of the process of copying items from one course shell to another.

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Topics: D2L
Course Setup, Course Management

Intelligent Agents

This page contains instructions on using Intelligent Agents in D2L.

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Course Setup

Release Conditions

This video provides an overview of Release Conditions in D2L.

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Course Setup, Course Management

Using Grades

This page contains a series of videos that discuss using Grades in D2L.

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Topics: D2L Grades
Course Setup

Using Content

This page contains a series of videos on using Content in D2L.

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The following video walks through how to set dates for activities and assessments in your D2L courses.

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Course Management

Using the News Tool

The video walk throughs the set up of a news item from start to finish.

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Topics: D2L News
Course Setup, Course Management

The WYSIWYG Editor

The WYSIWIG editor appears when creating or editing documents, quiz questions, discussion threads, and other areas in your course.

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Topics: D2L

This walkthrough will go through setting up Special Access for a student to take a quiz in D2L. More specifically, it will go through setting up a quiz to allow a student to take it at a different time than the rest of the class.

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Topics: Quizzes D2L

Creating an additional submission view allows an instructor to use the limited Default View during the quiz period, but allows an instructor to give students a more complete view and feedback once the testing period is over.

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Topics: Quizzes D2L