D2L Oklahoma RUF Custom Homepages

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Presentation by Barry Dahl about building custom home pages in Desire2Learn

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D2L Oklahoma RUF Custom Homepages

  1. 1. Norman,Oklahoma
  2. 2. D2L V10 Home Pages• Building Beautiful Home Pages Learners Will Love with Learning Environment 10
  3. 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. 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. 5. 9.4.1 Standard Home Page with News & Widgets
  6. 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. 7. Two Equal Widget Columns
  8. 8. Large Column on Left
  9. 9. Three Column Layout
  10. 10. Three Contest Entries
  11. 11. Replace stringsThree Embedded Polls
  12. 12. Building Custom Widgets
  13. 13. Laura Gibbs - OU
  14. 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. 15. Custom Page Example
  16. 16. Norman,Oklahoma

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