Intelligent Agents

What are Intelligent Agent?

An intelligent agent is software that assists instructors, administrators and students, and acts on their behalf by providing a quick and automated notification. This allows people to delegate work that they could have done to the agent software.

What can you use them for?

  1. Send automatic reminders to students, i.e. not logging in to D2L or lack of course entry.
  2. Message after a poor performance, i.e. get their attention, encourage to seek extra help.
  3. Message after a good performance.


  1. If you copy courses from one course to another, the Agents will be copied, but their individual settings will not be.
  2. The Agents will also be disabled by default after being copied over.

Create Intelligent Agents

The following video provides step-by-step instructions on how to create an intelligent agent for your course. 

  1. Log onto your course homepage on onQ.
  2. Click on the Course Admin option.
  3. Select Intelligent Agents, under the Communication heading.
  4. Click on New to create a new Agent.
  5. Fill out desired fields (make sure there is a checkmark on Agent is enabled to be able to work).