A Simple Guide to OCC D2L Learning Management System

0
159
A Simple Guide to OCC D2L Learning Management System

OCC D2L is the Learning Management System used by Oakland Community College to deliver online and hybrid courses and materials and activities for some face to face courses.

Sometimes you may hear OCC’s D2L system referred to as Brightspace by D2L.

About 75% of all courses offered each semester have an associated D2L course site. Check with your instructor if you are unsure if D2L is being used.

How to log into occ d2l

To access my occ d2l,

  1. Navigate to oaklandcc.desire2learn.com/d2l/login.
  2. Scroll down to locate the login form.
  3. Enter your MyOCC username.
  4. Enter your password.
  5. Click “Log In” to access your courses.
My occ d2l login
My occ d2l login

OCC D2L uses your MyOCC credentials to log you into the system. If you do not remember your MyOCC username, choose the “What’s My User Name” link at the bottom of MyOCC.

If you do not remember your MyOCC password, choose the “What’s My Password” link at the bottom of MyOCC, or you can visit any Enrollment Services location and ask to have your MyOCC password reset.

How to set up your profile

Adding an image to your profile is a nice way to personalize your profile. This image will appear at the top of the Oakland OCC D2L My Home page and other areas of D2L such as Discussions or the Classlist.

Once you add an image to your profile, it will be displayed in all of your courses in D2L.

You only need to complete this process once. Most instructors will request that you use a picture of yourself and not an icon. Head and shoulder shots tend to work best. 

Always strive to maintain an environment that reflects mutual respect in the classroom. Photos deemed inappropriate may be removed.

Adding your profile picture

  1. After logging into D2L, select your name in the top right, then choose Profile from the dropdown.
  2. Select the Change Picture button.
  3. Select the Upload button and browse to and select the image.
  4. Click the Add button.
  5. If you are happy with the picture being displayed, select the Save and Close button at the bottom of the screen, otherwise return to Step 2 to upload a new picture.

Deleting your profile picture

  1. After logging into D2L, select your name in the top right, then choose Profile from the dropdown.
  2. Select the Remove Picture (trash can icon) found next to the Change Picture button.
  3. Select Remove to delete the picture or Cancel to return to the previous screen.

How to check your grades occ d2l

You may find individual grades along with feedback left by your instructor in the Grades tool.

  1. Once you enter your course, click Grades found on the navigation bar.
  2. Locate a grade item (e.g. Paper 1) then find the information displayed that has been released by your instructor for your grade in the Points column (e.g. 10/10 point value scored) and Grade column (e.g. 100%, or letter grade received). If your instructor uses a weighted grade book, you will find your grade in the Weight Achieved column rather than in the Points column. The details you see about each grade item depend on what your instructor selects to release.
  3. To view feedback released by your instructor, locate the Grade Item (e.g. Paper 1) and view the information listed under the Comments and Assessments column (e.g. Individual Feedback: Good Job Etta!, Overall Feedback: There are extra points available for the paper. You may earn up to 12 points.).

Viewing your final grade for the course

  1. At the top of the Grades page, your instructor may release the final grade (Final Calculated Grade) (e.g. Points 108/110, Grade 98.2%) for you to view. Click on the calculator icon to see a list of items included in the final grade. Important! Two days after the end of the semester, your official final grade is posted by your instructor to your MyOCC profile.
  2. Review the list of grade items (e.g. Paper 1, Paper 2) included in the final grade displayed in the Final Grade Calculation Formula pop-up and the Points Achieved column (e.g. Written Assignments 19/22).

    Note: If your instructor uses a weighted grade book, you will find your grades in the Weight Achieved Column rather than under the Points Achieved column.

How to unsubscribe from occ d2l notifications

While the D2L Notifications tool can be useful, some users, such as students who no longer attend OCC, may not want to receive emails and/or text messages for every change and announcement. This document is intended to assist users in disabling those emails and/or text messages.

How to disable all notifications

  1. Click your name in the upper right corner of OCC D2L.
  2. Click Notifications.
  3. Uncheck all checkboxes that are checked on the page.
  4. Set the Summary of Activity to Never.
  5. If you have a phone number or email listed click the Trashcan icon next to your phone number and email.
  6. Uncheck all checkboxes that are checked.
  7. Click Save.

How to disable phone notifications

  1. Click your name in the upper right corner of D2L.
  2. Click Notifications.
  3. Uncheck all checkboxes in the SMS Column.
  4. Click the Trashcan icon next to your phone number.
  5. Click Yes.
  6. Click Save.

How to disable email notifications

  1. Click your name in the upper right corner of D2L.
  2. Click Notifications.
  3. Uncheck all checkboxes in the Email Column.
  4. Click Yes.
  5. Click Save.

How to disable notifications from a specific course site

  1. Click your name in the upper right corner of D2L.
  2. Click Notifications.
  3. Click Manage my course exclusions at the bottom of the Notifications page.
  4. Type the name of the course in the Search course name box.
  5. Click the Search button.
  6. Click the X next to the course’s name.
  7. Click Close.
  8. Click Save.

How to disable notifications from a specific tool

  1. Click your name in the upper right corner of D2L.
  2. Click Notifications.
  3. Uncheck the checkboxes for the tools you no longer wish to receive notifications.
  4. Click Save.

How to disable daily summary of activity

  1. Click your name in the upper right corner of OCC D2L.
  2. Click Notifications.
  3. Change the How often? dropdown from Daily to Never.
  4. Click Save.

How to join a zoom meeting

You can join Zoom meetings by clicking on the invitation web link or entering the meeting ID on the OCC Zoom web page.

Joining a zoom meeting using an invitation web link is simple. In the Zoom meeting invitation email or posted on a web page (including OCC D2L), select the provided web link.

Join a zoom meeting with a meeting ID

  1. In the Zoom meeting invitation email, or where posted on a web page (including My OCC D2L), copy the meeting ID.
  2. Go to the OCC Zoom web page.
  3. Select Join a Meeting from the website menu at the top of the screen.
  4. Type the Meeting ID into the text box.
  5. Select Join to launch the meeting, and follow the browser prompts.
  6. Note: If this is your first Zoom meeting on a particular computer, you will be prompted to download the Zoom plugin.
I'm just another internet enthusiast who likes sharing useful online info with university/college students worldwide, and that brings joy to my heart. Contact me if you have any questions or suggestions for me.