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Daylight is Here: Highlighting the New D2L Interface

The new D2L user interface, Daylight, has officially launched, and we’re excited to introduce it to you!

Why Change?

Daylight adapts to different screen sizes, so D2L is easy to use whether you’re on a laptop, tablet, or smartphone. There are also visual differences, including a wider page layout, new fonts, icons, colors and more. Read Full Article →

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D2L Tips: Preparing for Daylight

MSU IT will be upgrading D2L to a new user interface called Daylight on May 11, 2018.

The new interface will bring increased smartphone usability and a modern visual design to D2L. The core functionality of D2L will not be changing, and all course sites will automatically display the new look when Daylight is turned on. Read Full Article →

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MSU IT to upgrade D2L to Daylight Version on May 11

MSU IT will be upgrading D2L to a new user interface called Daylight on May 11, 2018.

The new interface will bring increased smartphone usability and a modern visual design to D2L.

D2L Daylight Differences

D2L will have a new look and feel that adapts to different screen sizes, providing an improved user experience on laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Read Full Article →

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Two-Factor Authentication for D2L Faculty Graders & Users

Two-factor authentication to be added to MSU D2L for faculty

MSU is expanding the applications and systems that use two-factor authentication to further safeguard personal and institutional data.

Starting on August 14, faculty will need to use two-factor authentication when logging into the MSU D2L course management system. Two-factor authentication will expand to other D2L roles with grading privileges soon. Read Full Article →

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Find out what’s new for MSU instructors in D2L version 10.7

MSU recently migrated MSU D2L to the Brightspace/D2L cloud and upgraded from version 10.6.3 to 10.7.0 during May 11-13. (Read more on the D2L cloud migration and upgrade.)

Top 10 New D2L Features

Below are the top 10 new or improved features for instructors to check out. See the resource links at the bottom for more documentation, videos, and release notes. Read Full Article →

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MSU D2L upgrade planned May 11-13

MSU IT will be migrating the MSU D2L system to a hosted environment May 11-13. D2L will be unavailable beginning at 6:00 p.m. on May 11, and will be available again after 7:00 a.m. on May 13.

Additionally, D2L course merge and unmerge requests will now be handled by the MSU IT Service Desk at (517) 432-6200 or ithelp@msu.edu. Read Full Article →

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MSU D2L integrates Awards tool for issuing badges in courses

MSU IT integrated the Awards tool into MSU D2L enabling instructors to issue badges and certificates recognizing student achievements and encouraging engagement.

Badges and certificates can be issued manually or based on release conditions to reward students and introduce an element of gamification to courses (e.g., obtaining a high score, submitting a discussion post, helping classmates). Read Full Article →

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D2L self-directed training updated for instructors and students

The D2L Brightspace online training courses have recently been updated. All training videos and links to documentation now reflect D2L Version 10.5 materials. (Learn more about What’s New in D2L 10.5).

These self-directed training courses are a great resource for learning how to use MSU’s supported D2L course management system. Read Full Article →

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Learn ways faculty, students can use the D2L mobile app in courses

In December, MSU upgraded to D2L 10.5, which offers expanded functionality and user experience upgrades.

One of the new features available is Brightspace Pulse, a mobile app that can help students see what is coming up in their courses and manage their time and efforts accordingly. The Pulse app is supported on Android and iOS. Read Full Article →

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New MSU D2L features planned before spring 2016 semester

MSU IT is upgrading the D2L Learning Management System to version 10.5.2 before the spring 2016 semester.

Instructors who want to preview the new version before planning spring semester classes can visit the D2L Sandbox site.

New features

This upgrade will offer new features, some of which include:

  • Improved quiz statistics
  • A HTML 5 media player that makes it easier to insert and play back audio and video
  • More course group self enrollment options

Read “What’s New in D2L 10.5 for Instructors? Read Full Article →