D2L - Master KB: Managing Student Interactions within Your Course (UW-Madison)


UW-Madison is adopting Canvas as the single, centrally supported learning management system, and discontinuing support for Desire2Learn (D2L) and Moodle. Access to D2L and Moodle will permanently end June 1, 2018. For information about retaining materials from D2L or Moodle, please refer to this document.

There are a variety of tools to manage how your students interact with your course website and content.

  • D2L has content completion tracking that allows you to set how content is tracked and then view user progress based on that tracking.
  • By using Release Conditions, you can set conditions students must fulfill before accessing a piece of content.  (Such as clicking on a reading before being allowed to take a quiz)
  • There are two ways to restrict student's access to your D2L course.
  • It is easy to add participants to a course. You can even enroll someone without a NetID.  You can also remove students and instructors from your D2L course.  Note: If you manually add or remove participants it has no bearing on whether they are enrolled in your course for credit.  Only students who officially register for the class get credit. If you manually un-enroll a registered student, they still need to formally drop the class or they will be readded to your course automatically. Students who officially drop the course are automatically un-enrolled from your course
  • You can change the role (instructor, student, grader, TA etc.) for anyone enrolled in your course.  Changing a role affects what permissions they have and what they can do on and to the course website.  For more on the different Roles in D2L, refer to this document.

For information on how to get help for any D2L related problem, please click here

No matter the issue, you will find help and useful information in the UW-Madison knowledgebase (kb.wisc.edu).  Here are a few tips to keep in mind while searching it.

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Created:2015-03-19 14:05 CDTUpdated:2017-12-04 12:29 CDT
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