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Welcome to our Avenue Support Wiki Page! We have created this wiki in order to make it easier to provide up-to-date support for Avenue and to facilitate your input, feedback and discussion on various support topics. Certain areas of the Wiki will be available in the future to edit (such as the Effective Pedagogical Practices section of each page). For now, we invite you to provide your input into the pedagogical aspects of the system's tools by contacting us through the support form. Each page also has a Discussion area (click on the Discussion tab next to the Article tab at the top of the page) where we invite you to provide comments, suggestions and/or scenarios/uses for the tool that might help others use the tool more effectively.

Avenue to Learn is McMaster University's Learning Management System, or LMS. It provides a secure, online space where instructors can share their learning resources, administer quizzes, conduct online discussions, collect assignment submissions and serve as an online hub for their course. Avenue to Learn is built and hosted by D2L (who call Avenue to Learn “Brightspace”), and has been in place on campus since July 2010. If you have no experience using an LMS, scroll down this page for the section which contains our self-directed study program, which we also use as part of our blended training.

Support from McMaster's Learning Technologies team is available during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Contact Avenue Support at or via phone at (905) 525-9140 ext. 23757.

Course Request Process and MacID's

Avenue Updates

Self Directed Study

Support Categories


Communication Tools

Class Resource Tools

Assessment Tools

3rd Party Integrations

Tips, tricks, and other "cool stuff"

Top Issues in Avenue

Other Useful External Tools

  1. Rubric Importer (takes Word formatted rubrics and converts to D2L import file -
  2. Mosaic Online Grade User Guide (how to submit your grades to Registrar's) - mosaic_online_grade_user_guide.pdf
  3. D2L Community Product Ideas - (Click on Product Ideas Exchange under the Community Links)
  4. Tiny PNG (PNG filesize compression) -
  5. Pixlr (online image editor, like Photoshop) -

Webex Help Wiki

PebblePad Help Wiki

For questions or concerns, Avenue support is available from Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at (905) 525-9140 ext. 23757 or by completing the intake form located at

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