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Activity Feed is a tool that can be used on the homepage to engage with students more frequently. This tool contains a commenting feature that allow students to respond to post reminders, subject matter news, current events, etc. 

Adding Activity Feed Guide to the Homepage

  1. Access a course via D2L.
  2. Place the cursor on Edit Course in the navbar to view the dropdown menu. Select Course Administration.
  3. Select Homepages.
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  4. Select Course Homepage w/Activity Feed from the dropdown menu.
  5. Select Apply.

Creating Activity Feed

  1. Access the homepage of a course. Select the plus icon.

  2. Type your message in the box.

  3. To turn the commenting feature off select the check mark. check mark

  4. To attach a file, website, link, or video select the paperclip icon from the bottom left corner. 
  5. Select Post Later to schedule for another time or Post to schedule immediately.
  6. The character limit for a post in Activity Feed is 3,065 characters. If this limit is exceeded once Post is selected an error message will appear.

To Manage Commenting and Posting

  1. Place the cursor on Activity Feed and select Manage commenting and posting from the dropdown menu.
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  2. Select the preferences desired for commenting and posting and Save.

To Edit, Pin, or Delete A Post

  1. Go to the post that needs to be edited, pinned, or deleted. Place the cursor over the three dots that are in the upper right-hand corner of the post.
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  2. Select one of the three actions from the dropdown menu. Remember to Save any edited content.