D2L Daylight is Coming

Posted on 5/4/2017 10:35:27 AM

Desire2Learn—our Learning Management System—is getting a facelift! Starting on Thursday, August 17, 2017, you’ll notice a new look and feel for D2L. Your courses will look more polished and modern than ever.

The new user interface, called the Daylight Experience, was built with a responsive design. This means that it adapts to different screen sizes and looks great on laptops, tablets, and smartphones. You and your students will find it much easier to stay connected and access the system from anywhere.

Although your common workflows aren’t changing, you’ll notice some positive changes when you first dive in. These are designed to make the experience more consistent and visually appealing for students, and easier for instructors to create and update courses.

Some of the changes that are being implemented to improve the design include:

  • Simplified navigation design that is responsive for smaller devices
  • Wider page layout for your content so that it’s the focal point of the page
  • New fonts, icons, colors, and simpler formatting of widgets provide a consistent experience
  • Responsive homepage layout that works best with two columns 
  • New widget for Pinned Courses to make it easier to organize and focus on your current courses

Please visit D2L Daylight for an overview of the new interface in our environment, or visit Daylight Experience on D2L’s site. 

Demos will be scheduled through the summer months so that instructors can see Daylight and have an opportunity to ask questions before August 17. Dates for these demos, as well as additional information related to Daylight, will be published on the IT Support Center website at D2L Brightspace.