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:
Please note that not all replacement strings listed below work in all areas of D2L. Also, replacement strings only work once when used in Content files, so they are best used in other tools. Recommended areas to use replacement strings include homepage widgets, navigation bars, and news posts.
Intelligent Agents use their own set of replacement strings. To learn more about Intelligent Agents, see the Creating an Intelligent Agent tutorial.