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D2L Oklahoma RUF Custom Homepages


Presentation by Barry Dahl about building custom home pages in Desire2Learn

Presentation by Barry Dahl about building custom home pages in Desire2Learn

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  • 1. Norman,Oklahoma
  • 2. D2L V10 Home Pages• Building Beautiful Home Pages Learners Will Love with Learning Environment 10
  • 3. Widget-based Home Pages• Before you begin setting up your course home page, consider the needs of your students: – What information is most relevant to them as students in your course? – What course materials and supplementary materials will they need? – How can you maximize your course home page to include relevant information?
  • 4. Widget-based Home Pages• At-a-glance, what do you want students to see? – Course news and updates – Important dates and reminders – Links to course content – Links to supplementary materials – Relevant RSS feeds
  • 5. 9.4.1 Standard Home Page with News & Widgets
  • 6. V10 Widget Layout Options • Suggestions: – Maximize the use of screen space – Don’t repeat things in widgets and nav bars – Encourage your students to enter course through home page, as much as possible 8 Layout Choices
  • 7. Two Equal Widget Columns
  • 8. Large Column on Left
  • 9. Three Column Layout
  • 10. Three Contest Entries
  • 11. Replace stringsThree Embedded Polls
  • 12. Building Custom Widgets
  • 13. Laura Gibbs - OU
  • 14. Full Custom Home Pages• Any webpage/site can be used as a custom home page in D2L.• Examples: – Course blog – RSS aggregator – Any course-specific web page
  • 15. Custom Page Example
  • 16. Norman,Oklahoma