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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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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 →

Technology Orientation for New Faculty

An Introduction to MSU’s Libraries & MSU Information Technology Resources

Join Libraries & IT Services staff for hands-on introduction to technology resources available for Michigan State University faculty.

Do you have questions about…

  • Electronic resources available to MSU faculty?
  • Where to get help and support for technology on campus?
  • What library programs and other tools for research and teaching are offered?
Read Full Article →

Technology Orientation for New Faculty

An Introduction to MSU’s Libraries & MSU Information Technology Resources

Join Libraries & IT Services staff for hands-on introduction to technology resources available for Michigan State University faculty.

Do you have questions about…

  • Electronic resources available to MSU faculty?
  • Where to get help and support for technology on campus?
  • What library programs and other tools for research and teaching are offered?
Read Full Article →

Technology Orientation for New Faculty

An Introduction to MSU’s Libraries & MSU Information Technology Resources

Join Library & IT staff for hands-on introduction to technology resources available for Michigan State University faculty.

Do you have questions about…

  • Electronic resources available to MSU faculty?
  • Where to get help and support for technology on campus?
  • What library programs and other tools for research and teaching are offered?
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 →