How can instructors use the notification tool in D2L?
In D2L, students have the ability to receive notifications via e-mail or text (SMS) for a number of areas including discussions, dropbox deadlines, grades, news items, and quiz deadlines. As an instructor, you can you can receive a summary of activity to see that dropbox or quiz items have been submitted or students have been participating in discussions. You can specify how frequently you wish to receive notifications.
See the attached PDF for more information.