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D2L allows the upload of common file types such as PDF, DOC, DOCX, PPT, and PPTX. These files are displayed within a document viewer in the Content area.
A module must be created first before files can be added. See
Creating a Module for instructions.
Note: Select more than one file at a time in step 3. This will save time if uploading multiple files at once.
Note: If the file is not publicly viewable, a notification that says "This file is private" will appear. Next to this, a checkbox says "Change permissions so that anyone with a link can view." If this box is unchecked, students
will not be able to view the file.
Note: If the file is set to "Anyone with the link can view," students will only be able to view the document. If it is set to "Anyone with the link can edit," students will be able to make changes to the document (i.e., a sign-up sheet).
Note: By default, files are set to "Read Only."
View Reordering Modules and Topics for more information on how to reorganize files.