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Reducing the File Size of D2L Courses

Reducing the File Size of D2L Courses - Text Version

Did you know that courses in D2L have a set course size limit? Courses currently have a 500MB course size limit in order to maintain optimal system performance as well as ensure that courses function properly across diverse levels of internet access. Let’s take a look at some tips for reducing the file size of courses.

First, be sure to completely delete files from a course. When deleting files from the Content area of D2l, be sure to select the second option “Permanently delete both the topic from Content and the associated file or activity from the course.” This will delete the associated file in Manage Files and reduce the size of a course. Deleting an item from Content only will not remove the associated file from the course.

Second, check the Manage Files area for old and/or unused files. The Manage Files area of a D2L course, accessed from the Manage Course dropdown menu, is where the files of a course are stored. Files associated with a Content topic will display a link icon next to them.

Finally, upload videos to Kaltura. Videos should be uploaded to Kaltura and not directly into D2L. Videos uploaded to D2L take up course space and are not able to be closed captioned for accessibility. Kaltura is streaming server which results in better playback for students and Kaltura videos do not count towards the course size limit.

For more tips on how to reduce the file size of your D2L course, be sure to visit our eLearning Instructor Resource Site by clicking the link below.

Also, don’t forget that Instructors are able to register for eLearning Live! sessions throughout the Fall 2020 semester. Upcoming eLearning Live! Session topics include Wrapping up a Semester Course and Preparing for the Next in D2L. Registration is required for all sessions and can be accessed on the eLearning Instructor Resource Site by visiting the link below.

As always, please feel free to contact the eLearning Department at any time for assistance with using D2L.


Fowarding Your D2L Email

Fowarding Your D2L Email - Text Version

Did you know that you can forward your D2L email to another email address, such as an LCC Gmail account? This allows you to stay on top of emails from courses in D2L with an email address outside of the course management system.

To forward your D2L email to another email address, from in a D2L course, select the Communication menu and then select Email. Next, select Settings. To forward incoming messages to an alternate account, under the Forwarding Options section select the checkbox to Forward incoming messages to an alternate email account.

Enter an email address and then select a Forwarding Option from the three listed options. We recommend the third option, Forward and mark read in the Inbox Folder. Select Save to begin forwarding your D2L Email.Please note that you will receive a verification email at the alternate email address that you specified. You must verify your email address to forward your D2L email.

For more information on Email in D2L be sure to visit our Student Resource Site by clicking on the link below.

Interested in attending one of our upcoming eLearning Live Sessions? Students are able to register for eLearning Live! sessions throughout the Fall 2020 semester. Upcoming eLearning Live! Session topics include Wrapping up the Semester in D2L. Registration is required for all sessions and can be accessed on the eLearning Student Resource Site by visiting the link below.

As always, please feel free to contact the eLearning Department at any time for assistance with using D2L.


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