Replacement strings are generally used when one would like to personalize messages without creating several individually targeted items. These strings are used when you would like to personalize messages, instructions, or other information for students. The following will show how to use strings and what strings are accepted by Desire2Learn.
To use this feature of Desire2Learn, in the message you would like to personalize, simply put the replacement string in the place of the information you are replacing. The following example shows how one would use the first name replacement string to personalize a message with a user's first name.
String entered into the item Content text field:
A number of Replace Strings are available. Some of them can only be used with particular tools in D2L. The information outlines the strings, provides an example and notes which tools the replace string works with.
303-735-4357 (5-HELP) or firstname.lastname@example.org
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m.