D2L: Add a Link to a News Item

Instructors can post messages for their students on their Desire2Learn course homepages quickly and easily using the News tool. When students login to Desire2Learn, they see course News items immediately. It is possible to share external material to the News Item by inserting a URL link.

  • Instructor access to a Desire2Learn Course
  • URL to be added to News Item
  1. Log into Desire2Learn.
  2. Select the course where the news item will be created.
  3. Select the dropdown arrow next to News and select New News Item.
News dropdown menu
  1. Type desired headline (e.g., Review the Week 2 Videos now).
  1. Click  Insert Stuff InsertStuff.
  2. Select Insert Link.
Insert Stuff
  1. Type or copy and paste URL.
  2. Click Next.
  1. Type in Link Text (optional).
  2. Click Insert.
New Item with Link
  1. Click Publish or Save as Draft.
  2. If desired, adjust Availability and Release Conditions.
Availability and Release Conditions

If you have questions, please contact the DLC Help Desk at 608.342.1303, or 877.854.3083. You can also visit the DLC Help Desk's web page for information on hours of availability.

Keywords:desire2learn faculty new home page message global   Doc ID:53278
Owner:Beth A.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2015-06-25 13:12 CSTUpdated:2016-03-25 07:48 CST
Sites:UW Platteville
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