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How do I create a custom widget?

These instructions assume you have already logged in to D2L and entered the course in which you wish to work.

  1. Click on in the navigation bar.
  2. Click the Widgets link.
  3. Click the Create Widget button.
  4. On the Properties tab:
    1. In the Name field, type a name for your widget.
    2. (optional) In the Description box, type a description of your widget or the widget's purpose.
      The description appears only in the list of widgets, visible only to instructors. Students never see the description.
  5. Click Content to switch to the Content tab.
  6. On the Content tab:
    1. In the Contents box, use the HTML editor to craft what will appear within your widget. Enter text, images, links, and/or embedded objects.
    2. (optional) Click the Customize Widget Style button to open the Widget Settings window and adjust to look of your widget.
  7. (optional) Switch to the Release Conditions tab and assign release conditions to your widget.
  8. Click the Save and Close button.

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