Clicking on a tile in the My Courses widget or on a course title in the Course Selector will take you into that course. The first page you see upon entering at course is the Course Home page. Much like the My Home page, this page is made up of navigation and widgets.
Because of the responsive design, the navigation bar will shrink depending on the width of the screen. If all of the links cannot be shown, the end of the list can be found under “More”:
If the Navigation gets shrunk even further, like on a mobile phone, the entire menu appears under three bevels, sometimes refered to as “the sandwich” or “the hamburger”:
No matter the size of the screen though, the whole navigation is available on all devices. The links include:
- Course Home
- Class Progress
- Blog (Tool off by default)
- Chat (Tool off by default)
- Checklist (Tool off by default)
- FAQ (Tool off by default)
- Glossary (Tool off by default)
- Self Assessments (Tool off by default)
- Surveys (Tool off by default)
- Help Desk
- Course Admin (Instructor only)
Course Home Widgets #
Widgets are the squares with the course information. They are locked in place and include:
Automated D2L alerts when new items are ready for the user, such as new Discussion posts or Assignment feedback.
Instructor-written messages to the whole class.
Content Browser #
A direct look at the Content tool of the course.
Pearson or McGraw/Hill (Off by default) #
Allows for direct, single-sign on access to Pearson or McGraw/Hill resources
Viewer of the D2L Calendar. (Not integrated with Office365 or Outlook Calendar)