E-Learning Operations

Desire2Learn - Audio Topic Template

These are instructions for using this template to add audio to your course. If you have any questions, please contact E-Learning Operations.

You can download the template, by clicking here.

  1. Save your audio files in *.mp3 Format.   If your audio files are in another format, you will have to converted the files to *.mp3, or you will have to edit the HTML source code of the template files.

  2. Download the Audio Templates.zip file and save it on your computer.  Make sure you save it some place where you will have easy accesses to it.

  3. Unzip the file.  You should see a folder called Audio Templates.  It will be in the same location of the Audio Templates.zip file.

  4. Copy your *.mp3 files into the newly created Audio Templates folder.

  5. Rename your *.mp3 files to the proper format.  Your first audio file should be renamed audio_1.mp3 and the second audio file should be renamed audio_2.mp3 and so on, all the way up to audio_16.mp3.

  6. If you have less than 16 audio files, delete the extra HTML files.  For example, if you have 10 audio files, you may delete the files audio_11.html to audio_16.html.

  7. Save the Audio Templates folder as a *.zip file.  In Windows, you can right-click on the Audio Templates folder, go down to Send to, and send it to a Compressed (Zip) folder.  On a Mac, you can right-click on the Audio Templates folder and select Create Archive.

  8. Upload the zip file to your course.  In Desire2Learn, go into your course and click on Edit Course in the NavBar and choose Manage Files.  In the Manage Files area, click on Upload.

  9. Unzip the file.  You should see a new folder in your course called Audio Templates.

  10. Create Topics to add the audios to your course.  To start, in D2L, click on the Audio Templates folder link and select audio_1.html.  Once it’s selected, click on Create Topics.  Choose the Parent Module for this audio from the dropdown and click Save.  Repeat for the rest of the audios.

  11. Double-check the Content area of the course.  Make sure the audios are where you want them to be.  If necessary, re-order the topics and change the titles of the audios to what you want them to be.

  12. That’s it.  Now your students will be able to listen to your audios in the course and/or download them to their own computers.



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