D2L: Change File in Content


Sometimes it is necessary to update a file in a Desire2Learn course. For example, it may be necessary to replace a schedule or a syllabus document after course content has been copied into a new semester or if a mistake has been found on a previously inserted document. Change File allows this to be done in one simple step by selecting a new file to replace the old one. Additionally, it is possible to notify students that a change has been made to the content.

  • Instructor access to a Desire2Learn Course
  • A replacement file on the local computer
  1. Log into Desire2Learn.
  2. Select a course.
  3. Click Content in the navigation bar. 
  4. Navigate to the module or submodule that contains the old file to change.
  5. Click the dropdown arrow next to the file name.
  6. Select Change File
Change File Menu
Change file menu
  1. The replacement file can be created, uploaded, or dragged and dropped from the desktop.
Options for upload of a new fileOptions for upload of new file
  1. After the file is uploaded, select the checkbox to notify students that content has changed (optional).
  2. It is possible to change the properties of the replacement file as part of the upload process (optional).
  3. Click Update.
Edit Properties and Notification of a New file
Edit properties and notification of new file

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 update replace schedule syllabus course calendar   Doc ID:54103
Owner:Beth A.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2015-07-20 09:09 CSTUpdated:2017-11-26 13:11 CST
Sites:UW Platteville
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