D2L allows instructors to create “Activities” in two places: the Content area OR the associated area. This article demonstrates creating a new activity from the Content area. For full activity options, you'll need to access the activity from the respective area.

Enter the module that will contain the new activity. Click “Upload / Create” and choose the desired activity from the list. Follow the on-screen set up prompts. In this document, creating a Discussion is shown.

Enter a title for the discussion topic (or other activity) and select a forum from the drop-down menu, or create a new forum. Type your instructions for the discussion and click “Save.”

When a new activity is created from the content area, a link will appear directly in the module and the activity will also be created in the designated D2L area. You can edit the activity in either location.