Our fully customizable, D2L-ready online course template is ready for your content. The template is a Quality Matters©-based framework for your online, on-campus or hybrid course, and can be uploaded directly into D2L. This template provides an easily navigable, student-friendly structure, and does not limit your content or how you choose to deliver it. It is the perfect complement to your TOCC training!
The template includes:
- Course Information module: sample pages that provide information about course communication, the instructor, schedule, rubrics and more.
- Course Orientation module: sample pages that provide information about course navigation, etiquette and a link to the KU D2L eLearning student orientation.
- Student Support Resources module: pages with links to important technology and resources such as the Academic Honesty policy and Disability services.
- Weekly module: a fully customizable, sample basic weekly course structure based upon the Quality Matters Rubric. Within each of the pages is a description and an example of how it may be constructed.
The course template that will be added to your course shell contains one sample module for the first week/module of your course. This guide details how to add additional templates for the remaining weeks/modules. Once you receive confirmation that the template has been added to your course, follow the steps below to add more templates.
Step 1: Enable HTML Templates in the Course
Navigate to "Content."
On the right side of the Content screen, click "Settings."
Under the "Content Authoring" heading, activate "Enable HTML Templates."
A "Template Path" will appear. Click the "Change Path" button.
Select the "Templates" folder and then click "Select Path."
Click "Save" to return to Content.
Step 2: Create a New Module
In the "Table of Contents," click inside the "Add a module..." box and type the name of your new module. When finished, press "Enter" on your keyboard.
Step 3: Create a New Page and Open the Template
Enter the module that you just created in the previous step. Inside the module, click "Upload / Create" > "Create a File."
Give the page an appropriate name. For example, “Week 2 Lesson Topics.” Then click the “Select a Document Template” button and choose the corresponding template. The page will populate with the template information. Add/remove/alter the page as needed.
Repeat Steps 2 and 3 for each module and/or page that you want to create in the course.