The D2L Content tool uses an outline format which consists of non-clickable headings (called Modules) and clickable links to files (called Topics). Course content is created by first adding at least one module, and then by adding a topic link in one of the ways described below.
Create a Module:
Note: that all Content outlines must have at least one Module heading.
1. In your D2L course, click on the [Content] link in the NavBar.
2. Click on [Add Content] and choose [New Module].
3. Type the [Title] for this Module heading.
4. Finish by clicking [Save and Close].
Add a Topic:
Note: A Topic link may take the student to one of the following:
- a file that has been
- uploaded to D2L or
- created in D2L
- a “QuickLink” to
- another area in your D2L course site (e.g., Quizzes, Discussions, Dropbox) or
- an Internet resource
How to Create a QuickLink
1. On the [Mangage Content] page, click [Add Quicklink]
2. In the dropdown menu, select the Quicklink destination:
- choose from among the D2L tools listed
- or select “Url” to link to an Internet site outside of your D2L course
4. If you choose to link to a D2L area within your course site (e.g. Quizzes), a popup window will appear.
5. In the popup window, choose the specific area to link to (e.g. Syllabus Quiz, a particular Discussion topic)
6. OPTIONAL: If you have not created the Quiz, Discussion, or other D2L activity yet, you may do so from the popup window at this time.
4. Click [Insert] in the popup window
5. Type a [Title] for the Quicklink; this title will display as the link in the Content page from the students’ point of view.
6. Choose the correct [Parent Module] in which the Quicklink will appear.
Note: IF you chose “Url” in the Quicklink dropdown menu (step #2), it is important to copy and paste the entire URL from the external Internet website. Open a second browser window and navigate to the Web site to which you want to make a link (e.g., http://www.uwm.edu/Library/ERES/aycock/ANTHRO104a.html). Copy the entire URL and paste it into the appropriate text box.
7. OPTIONAL: Check the box under “Open in new window” to have the Quicklink open in a new window rather than opening in the Content frame within D2L.
8. Click [Save and Close] to finish.
D2L v10.0 – August 2013