Updates for D2L and D2L Integrations

Below you can learn about new and upcoming features for D2L and D2L Integrations like Kaltura, Webex, and more. Recent and upcoming updates are at the top of the page; previous updates are archived by semester below.

If you would like to request additional D2L functionality for potential future updates or to provide other D2L feedback, please share it with eLearning using the D2L Feedback Form.


New and Upcoming Semester Updates

Spring 2024

Coming Soon! New Learning Outcomes Tool in D2L!

Coming in the Summer 2024 semester is a new Learning Outcomes tool that presents a new way to track student achievement of course level learning outcomes. The Learning Outcomes tool can be applied to a single summative assessment or across all course assessments for a more holistic view of student achievement, and the results can be seen in a Mastery View of student data to improve course design and student learning.

Watch the video below for an overview of the Learning Outcomes tool in D2L:

Want to learn more? Sign up for the Learning Outcomes in D2L Demo live session on March 12, 2024 at 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm to learn more about how to add outcomes to D2L, associate outcomes with assessments, use the Mastery View, and more!

Register for Learning Outcomes in D2L Demo.

Discussions Creation Update

Beginning with the Spring 2024 semester, the Discussions tool will be updated with a new interface to streamline the creation of new discussion topics. This update aligns Discussions with the Assignments and Quizzes tools so that the three main assessment tools in D2L all have a similar workflow and layout. These updates to D2L will become available upon the release of Spring 2024 course shells on December 13th, 2023.

Please watch the video below to learn more about this upcoming enhancement to D2L:


Previous Semester Updates

Fall 2023

Copy Announcements to Multiple Courses

Copy Announcements to Multiple Courses – Fall 2023

Starting November 27, Instructors will have a new way to copy announcements in D2L courses, You’ll be able to:

  • Copy Announcements to multiple courses at once (up to 10 different courses).
  • Copy Announcements directly from the Announcements tool or Announcements Widget.

Summer 2023

D2L Quiz Updates

Updates Coming to D2L Quizzes – Summer 2023

The D2L Quizzes tool will be updated with a new interface for creating and managing quizzes in D2L courses. The new interface will bring all of the most common tools that instructors use to create quizzes and quiz questions into one screen, removing the need to use multiple windows and tabs to create a quiz.

Note: The student experience will not be impacted by this update.

Join eLearning for a LIVE preview of the D2L Quiz updates. We’ll explore the ins and outs of the new experience and be on hand to answer all your questions.

Choose from the following three live sessions

Session Date Session Time Registration Link
Tuesday, 3/14/23 12:00pm Register Now
Wednesday, 3/29/23 10:00am Register Now
Thursday, 4/20/23 3:00pm Register Now

Can’t attend a live session?

Updated D2L Guides

Below is a list of D2L guides for creating and managing quizzes using the upcoming new interface in D2L.

If you have more questions about the updates to D2L Quizzes coming in Summer 2023, Contact eLearning!

D2L Quiz Timing Updates

D2L Quiz Timing Updates – Summer 2023

On July 27th D2L Quizzes will receive new updates to enhance the quiz creation experience for Instructors and the quiz taking experience for students, including:

  • Grace periods will be removed and now quizzes will have a single time limit.
  • Instructors can create synchronous quizzes based on Start Dates and Start Times, to ensure all students take a quiz at the same time.
  • Students can now see Quiz Information from within the quiz, Show/Hide the quiz timer, and receive warnings as they approach the time limit.
Instructors can determine what happens when a learner exceeds the time allowed:
  1. Automatically Submit the Quiz Attempt – Default
  2. Flag the quiz as Exceeded Time Limit and allow the learner to continue working
  3. Do nothing: the time limit is not enforced

Updated D2L Guides

If you have more questions about these Quiz Timing Updates, Contact eLearning!

Enhancing D2L Course Content with Creator+

Enhancing D2L Course Content with Creator+ – Summer 2023

Coming Summer 2023! Instructors can select from a variety of new interactive teaching and learning tools, called Elements and Practices, that can be embedded directly into D2L Content Files to create engaging learning experiences for students, and strengthen course design and delivery! In addition, use the new Layouts feature to display and organize course content in D2L Content files.

  • Elements are a variety of interactive learning tools that Instructors can embed directly into D2L Content Files to engage students with course concepts to deepen comprehension.
  • Practices are a variety of interactive tools that Instructors can embed directly into D2L Content Files to provide students with opportunities to assess prior knowledge, explore new concepts, or self-assess learning.
  • Layouts are used to present and organize course content using layout columns! Instructors can select a layout option and add content including text, images, or videos to display to students!

Enhancing D2L Course Content with Creator+ Overview Video

Live Demo Sessions

Join eLearning for a LIVE Demo of Creator+. Choose from the two sessions below and we’ll explore the ins and outs of the new tools and be on hand to answer all your questions.

Session Date Session Time Registration Link
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 1:00pm Register for the 7/11/23 Session
Tuesday, September 19, 2023 1:00pm Register for the 9/19/23 Session

Can’t attend a live session?

New D2L Guides for Creator+

Below is a list of D2L guides for creating new interactions and learning opportunities with Creator+: