When an instructor first opens a new D2L site, it will contain none of the components that are so familiar to students. News, Content, Dropboxes, Discussions, Grades, and other areas will be blank.
To get started in your D2L course site:
1. Confirm you are in the correct D2L site by checking the title against your PAWS listing.
2. We recommend creating a “Welcome” message in the News area. You may wish to greet your students, let them know who you are, and tell them where to find the information you want them to use (e.g., ask them to click on [Content] in the navbar to find your syllabus). Here’s information about getting your site ready for students.
3. When you are ready for the students to see your D2L site, you will need to make it “Active.” Here’s information about making the D2L site visible to students.