August 2018 D2L Daylight Update
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D2L Daylight Update

On August 15, 2018, Distance Education will upgrade D2L to the new D2L Daylight user interface.  Daylight is designed to be clean, streamlined, and mobile-friendly. Most tools in D2L will retain their current workflows. Explore below to learn more and enter to win the $2,500 faculty giveaway.  

D2L Daylight Overview Video

In this short video, APSU faculty and staff can see the new D2L Daylight user interface and briefly how to use some of the tools.   

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$2,500 Faculty Giveaway

Due to the August 15, 2018 upgrade to D2L’s new Daylight user interface, Distance Education has curated a Lynda “D2L Daylight Instructor Training” playlist.  We are excited to announce a giveaway of three professional development travel stipends valued at $2,500 for full-time or adjunct faculty.

To be eligible to participate in the travel stipend giveaway the following criteria must be met:  

  • Must be a full-time/adjunct faculty member teaching in the 2018-2019 academic year.
  • Must complete the Lynda “D2L Daylight Instructor Training” assigned playlist (1.5 hours). 
  • Faculty must be employed by APSU at the time of their professional development conference and use the travel stipend prior to July 1, 2019.
  • Faculty must complete the Lynda “D2L Daylight Instructor Training” assigned playlist by 5:00 pm on June 30, July 31, and August 31 to be considered for one of the three travel stipends.   

To participate, log in to your APSU account. Once logged into Lynda, click on your profile name located in the top right corner of the page and select Playlists. On the playlists page, you can view the “D2L Daylight Instructor Training” under Assigned Playlists.  After completing the training you will be automatically entered into the giveaway! 

If you haven’t activated your Lynda account, go to LyndaCampus and click the login button. Use your APSU enterprise login (single-sign-on) credentials to sign in.  If you don’t see the “D2L Daylight Instructor Training” playlist, please contact Distance Education at or 931-221-6625.

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Live Zoom Trainings

Distance Education will also be offering short D2L Daylight Zoom sessions to faculty on Mondays June 25, July 2, 9, 16, and 30, August 6 and 13 from 9:00am-9:45am Central (Aug 20 session cancelled). You can access the Zoom room (opens new window) beginning at 9:00am Central. If you have any questions about D2L Daylight or the D2L Daylight Zoom sessions, please contact

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D2L Daylight Test Environment

Faculty are encouraged to access the D2L Daylight Test environment (opens new window). You can sign in to the test environment with your normal APSU login credentials. Please feel free to take a look at your past courses (up to Summer 2017) in the D2L Daylight interface and experiment in your courses to get familiar with Daylight. Please note: any work done on the Test environment will not carry over to your live courses.

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D2L Publisher Integrations

While in the test environment, you may notice that you no longer see publisher integrations (MyLab & Mastering, McGraw-Hill Connect) on the Course Home page of your courses. These tools are being removed from the Course Home effective August 15 with the Daylight update.  These tools will be available in D2L (live production) through Content as External Learning Tools.  Please reference the guides below.  If you have any questions, please contact

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