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Creating Pages in Content

Use the D2L HTML editor to create a new page within the Content of a course. The HTML document created is a web page. It can contain text, links, images, and embedded video.

A module must be created first before creating a new page. See Creating a Module for more information.

Templates for creating pages are also available. See the section on how to Set up Templates for more information.

Creating a New Page

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).

  1. Go to the module where the new page will be added.
  2. Select Upload/Create.  
  3. A dropdown menu will appear. From the dropdown menu select Create a File. 
  4. In the Create a File page, enter a title in the top textbox.
  5. Enter content in the main textbox. (See the HTML Editor Guide for more information.)
  6. Select  Save and Close.

Creating a Page Using Templates

For additional visual appeal and structure, D2L has templates available to be used when creating a new file.

Set up Templates

Before templates can be used, they must be added to the course and enabled.

  1. Download the templates .zip file from the D2L Brightspace instructions.
  2. Navigate to the course into which the templates will be added.
  3. From the course navbar, select Edit Course.
  4. Select Course Administration.
  5. Select Manage Files [A].
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  6. Select Upload.
  7. Drag the templates .zip file to the upload area or select Upload and add the .zip folder.
  8. Select Save.
  9. Select the dropdown arrow next to the .zip file [A].
  10. Select Unzip [B].
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  11. Once the files have unzipped, select Content from the course navbar.
  12. Select Settings [A].
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  13. Select the checkbox to "Enable HTML Templates."
  14. Select Save.

Use a Template

There are a number of templates available for instructors to add and edit, depending on the purpose of the new page.

  1. Go to the module where the new page will be added.
  2. Select Upload/Create.  
  3. A dropdown menu will appear. From the dropdown menu select Create a File. 
  4. Enter a title.
  5. Select Select a Document Template [A].
  6. Choose a template from the list [B].
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  7. Edit the template as needed.
  8. When finished, select Save.

NEXT STEPS

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 informati​on.