D2L: Course Availability and Name

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D2L academic courses automatically appear in instructors' course listings each term. These courses are set to active status, so they are visible to students. However, students can only access D2L courses between the course start date and the course end date.

Start dates are set to course schedule dates published by the Registrar's Office, generally the first day of classes for full-semester courses. D2L courses close to students three weeks after the last class date, providing additional time for students to access grades for each course.

Set Start and End Dates

You can modify start and end dates of D2L courses make them available earlier or later than the default dates.

  1. Login into D2L and click the edit pencil icon edit pencil to the right of the course name.
    NOTE: You can also access from inside the course via Edit Course » Course Offering Information.
  2. Click into the date fields and select new dates; use the arrow keys to move through calendar months.
    NOTE: You can also select new times by clicking into the time field.
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  3. Click Save at the bottom of the page.

Change Course Name

You can modify your D2L course name to make it more readable.

  1. Login to D2L and click the edit pencil icon edit pencil to the right of the course name.
    NOTE: You can also access from inside the course via Edit Course » Course Offering Information.
  2. Click into the Course Offering Name and enter the new name for the course.
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    IMPORTANT: Do not remove the course or section numbers at the beginning or the term at the end. Change the name of the course only.
  3. Click Save at the bottom of the page.

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