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Using the D2L Templates to create content in MyLO

How to Use the D2L Templates

The new D2L Templates are  available to all new units in MyLO, or those who have already created content using the ICB templates. MyLO MATE v2.2 and above comes with a D2L Sidebar. It operates like the ICB sidebar that appears when editing ICB files. If you choose to use these templates within your unit you will need to install MyLO Mate.

Installing MyLO Mate

  1. Visit the MyLO MATE page in the Chrome web store, and select the Add to Chrome button.  
    MyLo Mate
  2. Note the permissions the extension requires to function correctly, and then select Add extension.  
    Add extension
  3. Note the MyLO MATE icon now displays in your browser.
  4. You may also wish to keep an eye on the MyLO MATE page to see the latest updates and highlighted features:

Create a New Templated Page

  1. In the Content tool, browse to the module the new page is to be created in, then select Upload / Create > Create a Web Page. 
    Create your web page
  2. Select the new Use D2L Basic Template button, or another template from the Select a Document Template list. 
    Select New template
  3. Editable regions are indicated by dotted lines. Click in these areas and select components from the new D2L Templates Sidebar (hover for preview).
    Call Out panel
  4. Icon callout panels are inserted with a default icon. Click on the icon to get a selection of recommended icons.  
    Default Icon can be changed

How to Migrate a Page from ICB to D2L

When editing an existing ICB web page, you will see the Change to D2L Template button above the page content.

Migrate from ICB to D2L template

The page content will automatically be migrated across to the D2L Templating system, and you will see the message below.Changed to D2L template message

It is important to review the converted content carefully, as there are some components that may need layout or icon adjustment.

First Time Conversion

The first time you convert a page in a unit, you may see the message below:

:Default template message

Select OK to change the default template to D2L Templates for your unit. This changes which templates appear next to the page title in the ‘Select a Document Template’ drop-down.

Incompatible Objects

There are certain ICB objects that are not compatible with the new D2L Templating system, for example, the interactive (grouping and sorting) objects. If your ICB page contains any of these objects, you will receive a warning like the below:

Incompatible error message

We suggest re-creating an equivalent activity using ITS-supported H5P system.


MyLO MATE is not a centrally supported project, so please contact us at if you have any issues.