D2L: Communication Tools


Intended Audience: Faculty, Instructors, and Graduate Assistants

Type of Training: Hands on development

Mode: Face-to-face

The communication tools in Desire 2 Learn include chat, discussions, email, news, and calendar. All of these tools have different ways of communicating to users about announcements and assignments for your class. This session will explain all of these tools and ways that you can set up your class in order to keep track of all your students work and progress.


After attending the workshop and participating in the activities, the participant will be able to:

  • Navigate the Calendar
  • Add and edit events in the calendar
  • Create and edit a news item
  • Access the Pager tool
  • Send and receive messages using the pager tool
  • Send an E-mail in D2L
  • Send and view chat messages
  • Create discussion forums
  • Create and edit topics within discussion forums


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