24 April 2013


The content tool includes a feature called Course Overview, which instructors always see but students do not unless it is empty. Also instructors can drag and drop files directly into the browser window, and there is a file viewer so that students do not have to have a local desktop application to see certain files*. These features and more are demonstrated in the video for D2L content.

*: The following file types can be viewed with Desire2Learn's inline file viewer (all other types must be downloaded before they can be viewed):
  • Images:
    • Graphics Interchange Format (.gif)
    • Joint Photographic Experts Group (.jpg, .jpeg)
    • Portable Network Graphics (.png)
  • Text:
    • HyperText Markup Language (.htm, .html)
    • Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx)
    • Plain Text (.txt)
    • Portable Document Format (.pdf)
  • Presentations:
    • Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx)

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