D2L Intelligent Agents - Best Practices

Learn about the Intelligent Agents tool, abilities and reasons for using the tool.

In General

Agents are most useful when you have carefully considered how you are organizing and presenting them in a course.
Some best practices include:

  • Use a standard naming convention to keep the order and purpose of each agent clear
  • Use the agent's Description area to collect reminder notes of what you need to adjust in the agent for each offering
  • Determine if your agent would benefit from repetition
  • Use replace strings to personalize emails and minimize editing
  • Avoid overusing agents, especially if you can get the information to learners another way

Considerations for setting up agents

When you create a new agent, you need to determine:
  • The criteria the agent looks for. The agent can check login activity, course activity, and attached release conditions.
  • The written content in the email that the agent sends when its criteria are met.
  • How often the agent takes action when a user satisfies the criteria.
  • How often the agent is scheduled to run and find users that meet its criteria.

This article is based on documentation provided by D2L and is re-used with permission.

Keywords:d2l d2l@uwm learn@uw learnuw luw brightspace intelligent agent agents email progress student notification notify best practice practices   Doc ID:75984
Owner:David D.Group:UW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Created:2017-08-23 21:48 CSTUpdated:2020-01-02 10:12 CST
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