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Use the D2L HTML editor to create a new web page within the Content of a course. The page can contain text, links, images, and embedded video. The page can also support interactive elements with the Insert Element option. Templates for creating pages are also available.
A module must be created first before creating a new page. See
Creating a Module for more information.
Without downloading and setting up the HTML Templates, instructors can create new pages that are supported by the HTML editor and have basic functions for editing the look of text. Images can also be used, and videos from Panopto can be embedded (See
Embedding Panopto Videos for more information).
D2L offers templates for creating new pages in Content. These templates provide structure and organizational elements which instructors can modify and add to as needed.
Insert Element is launched from the HTML editor when creating a page in the Content area of a D2L site. For information on creating a page in Content, see
Creating a Page.
Note: For descriptions of individual elements and how they display information, see
Types of Elements.
An interactive list of topics stacked vertically, each of which can be released to reveal more information when selected. Accordions can be unnumbered [A] or numbered [B].
An interactive table for organizing information into parts or presenting steps in a process. The tab element can be structured horizontally [A] or vertically [B].
A card that poses a question or presents content along with a link to click for more information [A]. Click and reveal elements can be accompanied with a question mark icon if posing a question [B].
An aside or segment of content separated in a box. Used to insert content that is related to but not a direct part of the main content. A callout can be just text [A], include a question icon [B], include an attention icon [C], or be formatted as a “jumbo” callout to emphasize information [D].
A list of steps presented in boxes from earliest to latest. A standard timeline will have all steps aligned on the left [A]. An alternating timeline will display steps on alternating sides of the center line [B].
Formats a segment of text into a blockquote. The stylized quote element has a standard form [A] and a large focus form [B].
An interactive set of content boxes that allows learners to create associations between paired content items. Once clicked, each box will flip to reveal related content on the other side.
A slideshow of text and/or images with navigation controls for learners to move forward or backward.
When a new page is created, it will always appear as the very last topic in a module. To reorganize the content area view Reordering Modules and Topics for more information.