LMS Update


Preparing for the Purging of Courses in D2L (April 21, 2014)

Preparing for the D2L Upgrade (May 10, 2014)

What's New in D2L 10.3

Online Rooms (Blackboard Collaborate)

D2L Quickstart (PDF)


D2L Goes Mobile

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Instructional Design & Web Technologies Workshop Schedule

Instructional Design & Web Technologies department offers a wide variety of workshops. Please  let us know if you have a specific topic you would like covered!

Register via email at idwt@ship.edu. Please include the name and date of the workshop in your email.

We're available for individual consultations!

Need help? Please call and we will schedule a session with you.

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The Chat tool allows instantaneous communication. You can hold group meetings, brainstorm ideas, and chat as a group.You can access General Chats only from the appropriate course. The instructor may or may not have this tool available in a course.

Entering a Chat
Changing your Chat Alias
The Chat Window

 Entering a Chat

Chat Button

  1. Access the Chat tool by clicking the Chat link on your course Navigation Bar (if present).

    Chat Page

  2. Select the chat you want to join from your list of chats.

 Changing your Chat Alias

You can change your alias in the chat and its appearance in the Participants pane and chat messages.

Chat Settings

  1. Click on theChat Settings Icon icon on the Chat List page, or in a chat.
  2. Change the settings you desire:
    • Type a new alias in the Alias field.
    • Select the checkboxes for Bold or Italics.
    • Click the drop-down menu for Alias Color.
  3. Click on the Save button.

 The Chat Window

Chat Window

Seeing Who Else is Chatting

  1. The Participants pane displays a list of users currently signed in to a chat room.

Adding a Message

  1. Type a message in the text box at the bottom of the chat room, and click on the Send button.

Changing the Display of Messages

  1. To change the order messages appear in, and whether only new messages display in your Chat window, click Chat Settings Icon.