Desire2Learn is updating D2L with a new look and feel for the user interface. This updated design provides increased visual appeal including new fonts, icons, colors, and cleaner formatting. There have been changes to improve responsive navigation for mobile devices, tablets, and other narrow displays. Tools now have a consistent look and feel with a focus on learning activities. The Daylight Experience also features a new My Courses widget that provides a responsive tile-based layout and courses that display with images.
The D2L Daylight Experience features are optimized for use in modern web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge. D2L is continuing to optimize performance and improve page load times in the Daylight Experience. The Daylight Experience doesn't modify your content or other settings in D2L. All workflows and features in the Daylight Experience are available on all supported browsers. (See https://community.brightspace.com/s/article/Brightspace-Platform-Requirements for the most current platform requirements)
The My Home page is the first page you land on when entering D2L. Here you will find the My Courses widget, the course selector, and access to a number of other helpful resources.
For most users, the My Courses widget will initially display tiles with your current and upcoming courses. What shows will vary based on how many total enrollments you have. You can adjust what is displayed by pinning and unpinning courses (See “ Pinning Courses ” for more information.) To see every course in which you have been enrolled (past, present and future), click the “View all Courses” link at the bottom of the widget. Clicking on any course name or image (in either the widget or the View All Courses screen) will take you to the Course Home of that class.
In the top navigation bar, you will see a square of nine smaller squares. This is the course selector. When you click on this icon, the dropdown menu will show currently available courses in which you are enrolled. This list will not display courses that are past their end date nor courses that have not started yet. Clicking on any course name will take you into that course.
Pinning courses will cause those courses to display on the My Courses widget and to be listed first on the Course Selector. You can pin or unpin courses in the following ways:
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 coures home page. Much like the My Home page, this page is made up of navigation and widgets.
Below the course navigation, you will see the same course image that displayed on the My Courses widget. Beneath that are the Course Home widgets:
If this page is viewed on a smaller screen (or in a smaller window), items 2, 3, and 4 will move below the Announcements to form a single column. Just scroll down the page to see them.
Article ID: 351
Created On: Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 10:04 AM
Last Updated On: Fri, May 4, 2018 at 9:59 AM
Authored by: Kristin Rivedal [Kristin.Rivedal@cccs.edu]
Online URL: https://kb.ccconline.org/article.php?id=351