D2L: Content Overview

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All D2L courses have a content Overview option, which allows you to create an introduction to the course, content, and expectations. If you enter text in the overview or attach a document to the overview, it displays to students the first time they access the Content tab. If there is no information in the overview, students are taken to the Table of Contents. Students do not see the overview link in the left pane unless you have entered text or attached a file to that area.


Create Overview

  1. Access your course.
  2. Select the Content tab.
  3. Click Overview in the module pane on the left.
  4. Click Add a welcome message, overview, or description… to open the HTML editor and add content.
    Overview 2
    NOTE: The HTML editor allows you to change font size, formatting, or insert images.
  5. Click Update.
    NOTE: You can use Add Attachment, but it always displays in a viewer window instead of as a link like in other content modules. Click the Overview drop-down arrow and select Remove attachment to delete.

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