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Desire2Learn 9.0

Customizing Course Tools

Editing the course Tools allows you to change the name of the tool. You can also determine which tools will be available for use on the Navigation bar.

return to topChanging a Tool Name

You have the option to change the display name for the tools you use in your course. For example, rather than Schedule, perhaps you want the link to say Calendar.

  1. From the My Home page, select the desired course
    The Course Home page appears.

  2. On the Navigation bar, click EDIT COURSE
    The Course Administration pane appears.

  3. In the Administration section, click TOOLSTools icon
    The Tools pane appears.
    Tools pane

  4. To create a new name, in the Display Name text box, type the new name

  5. To edit the tool help text, click EDIT HELPEdit Tool Help button

  6. Click SAVE
    NOTES:
    The changes are saved.
    You must refresh your browser window or log out and log back in before the changes will be displayed.

  7. To return to the course, click COURSE HOME

return to topDisabling/Enabling Course Tools

Disabling Course Tools

If you disable a course tool that has a link on the Navigation bar, the link will also disappear from the Navigation bar. For more information, refer to Customizing the Navigation Bar.

  1. From the My Home page, select the desired course
    The Course Home page appears.

  2. On the Navigation bar, click EDIT COURSE
    The Course Administration pane appears.

  3. On the Navigation bar, click TOOLSTools icon
    The Tools pane appears.
    Tools pane

  4. To set a tool as inactive,
    1. Select the desired tool(s)
      HINT: A tool is selected when a checkmark appears in the box next to it.
    2. Click SET STATE TO INACTIVESet State to Inactive button
  5. Click SAVE
    NOTES:
    The tool is disabled for the course.
    You must refresh your browser window or log out and log back in before the change appears on the Navigation bar.

Enabling Course Tools

  1. From the My Home page, select the desired course

  2. On the Navigation bar, click EDIT COURSE
    The Course Administration pane appears.

  3. On the Navigation bar, click TOOLSTools icon
    The Tools pane appears.
    Tools pane

  4. To set a tool as active,
    1. Select the desired tool(s)
      HINT: A tool is selected when a checkmark appears in the box next to it.
    2. Click SET STATE TO ACTIVESet State to Active button
      NOTES:
      The tool is now enabled for the course.
      You must refresh your browser window or log out and log back in before the change appears on the Navigation bar.
  5. To return to your course, on the navigation bar, click COURSE HOME

Restoring the Default State of a Tool

  1. From the My Home page, select the desired course
    The Course Home page appears.

  2. From the Course Home page, click EDIT COURSE
    The Course Administration pane appears.

  3. On the Navigation bar, click TOOLS Tools icon
    The Tools pane appears.
    Tools pane

  4. Select the tools you want to restore to default
    HINT: A tool is selected when a checkmark appears in the box next to it.

  5. Click RESET STATE TO DEFAULTRestore State to Default button
    The Active/Inactive state of the tool is changed back to the default setting.
    NOTE: This does not apply for the Schedule tool.

  6. Click SAVE
    NOTES:
    Your changes are saved.
    You must refresh your browser window or log out and log back in before the change appears on the Navigation bar.

  7. To return to your course, on the navigation bar, click COURSE HOME

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