The Content tool in D2L can be used to provide students access to your own content (Word documents, PDFs, PowerPoints), links to external websites, videos and other media, etc.  Content such as Word, PDFs, and PPTs, can be viewed by students right in D2L, and there are options for students to have content read aloud to them (using Readspeaker).  In addition, students can also download content for review offline.  While it may seem easier and more interesting to provide students with videos of your lectures, watching a lot of videos can be very tiring and also challenging for students who have accessibility needs.  We recommend using the Content tool to give students more options, using text and images for example, in addition to short media pieces if you choose to create them.

Here are some tutorials to get you started with the Content tool. Tutorials for students related to the Content tool specifically are at the bottom of this page (and also on the D2L for Students page).


Creating Modules and Topics

Setting a Default Path (to Manage Files) for a Module

Saving Topic Files to Manage Files

Renaming Modules and Topics

Replacing or Re-linking Topic Documents


Deleting Modules and Topics

Hiding Modules and Topics from Students

Adding Start/End/Due Dates to Content

Embedding a Video into a Content Page

Embedding an H5P Object into a Content Page

Inserting an Image into a Content Page (using the HTML Editor)

Adding Links to Library Resources (or to any online resources outside of D2L)

Insert a Quicklink (link to another D2L tool) into the HTML Editor (for Content, News, etc.)

Moving Topics to Other Modules

Downloading Content Files

Printing Content

Bulk Edit in Content

The Module Action Menu (the down arrow next to a Module title)

The Topic Action Menu (the down arrow next to a Topic title)

Exempting Students from Content

For Students

Navigating Content in D2L

Printing Content in D2L

Downloading and Viewing PowerPoints from Content