Tag: Shell

Adding Syllabus to D2L Course Shell

  • Log on to D2L
  • Find your course using the ‘My Courses’ block or the ‘Waffle Board’
Picture of D2L Home Page ‘My Courses’ Block
Picture of ‘Waffle Board’ on D2L Home Page

Once you are in your Course Shell:

  • On the Blue Navigation bar Select : CONTENT
  • On the left hand side of the page select: ADD MODULE
  • Name the Module: Course Syllabus

Click on Course Syllabus Module for next steps

  • Use the blue ‘Upload/Create’ box to add your Syllabus

Once you are done on the bottom of the page in D2L click on ‘Save’.

The Syllabus will show up as a named Module in course content page.

D2L Course Copy – Copy Previous Course Content to a New Term Course Shell

Great news! You do not need to recreate your course content every semester. It is easy to roll it over from a previous term.

  • In D2L, enter your current course.
  • Go to Course Tools (or More) →Course Admin →Import/Export/Copy Components.
Course Tools Course Admin
  • Choose “Copy Components from another Org Unit” and select “Search for offering”.
Course to Copy
  • Type in your course ID you want to copy “from” (for example: BIO) and Search.
Course Copy Search
  • From the search list choose the course you want to copy “from”, then select “Add Selected”
Copy Selected Course
  • At the bottom of the screen, you have two options: Copy All Components (entire course) or Select Component (perhaps you just want to copy a few quizzes).
Copy all or selected

  • If you choose Select Components, select what you’d like to copy then Continue.
  • Copy Select Components

  • Course content should then copy from a previous course to a new course shell.
  • D2L Course Reset

    Have you ever copied a previous course into the current term’s course shell and then realized it was the wrong course?  Or have you ever just wanted to start from scratch in your course design of your D2L course?  If so, D2L now has a course reset feature to allow faculty to “start over” with their course shell.

    The course reset permanently deletes everything in the course including all content, activities, grade book items, etc., but does not affect user enrollments. 

    Who can reset a course and where is it found?

    The course reset feature is only available to D2L Admins.  If you’d like your course reset, email your request to the Teaching and Learning team at ssconline@ssc.edu.  Include the course information, such as term, course id and section information in the email.

    What if students have already started using the course?

    If the course has started, it may be too late to start over.  In that case, you will have to delete content, assignments, etc. on an individual basis.

    Moving Course Content from Moodle to D2L

    If you have course content in Moodle you would like to use in D2L it is no problem to import it.

    1. In Moodle: Backup your Moodle course and then download that file to your computer.
    2. In D2L: Go to Course Tools →Course Admin →Import/Export/Copy Components
    3. Select “Import Components”and choose “from a course package”
    4. Upload the Moodle backup file and then click “Import all Components”
    5. You will need to go through the content and other materials once imported to clean up the structure and to ensure things came across OK. We’ve noticed issues with the following Moodle items not transferring properly to D2L (Labels, Multi-select question types and matching question types)
    6. Verify imported content in D2L and adjust as needed.