This tutorial will show you how to copy and paste text from MS Word (or other word processing software) and paste into a D2L Discussion Post.

You may consider printing this tutorial and referencing it as you work. A printable PDF version of this tutorial can be found here: https://db.tt/fZ2nOfB4

Step #1

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  1. To copy text composed in MS Word, highlight the full text by clicking into the text are and hitting [CTRL+A] on your PC keyboard or [Command+A] on your Mac keyboard.
  2. Then copy the text by hitting [CTRL+C] on your PC keyboard or [Command+C] on your Mac keyboard.

Step #2

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Login to D2L at http://d2l.uwm.edu/ and enter your course site.

  1. Click on [Discussions].

Note: If you enter the Discussion Topic directly from Content, skip to Step #3.

Step #3

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  1. Identify the [Forum] in which you will make a post. You may need to [Click to show] the topic.

Step #4

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  1. Click the [Topic Title] to enter the topic.

Step #5

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  1. To post a message, click [Start New Thread].

Step #6

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  1. Enter a [Subject].
  2. To paste from Word, click the [Show All Components] button.

Step #7

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  1. Pull down the menu to the right of the [Paste] button and select [Paste from Word].

Step #8

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  1. A new window will pop-up. Paste the text you copied in Word by hitting [CTRL+V] on your PC keyboard or [Command+V] on your Mac keyboard.
  2. Click [Update].

Step #9

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  1. When your text has been placed, click the [Post] button.