What are some best practices for getting students to watch videos in D2L?
One best practice is to use checklists in every module, and designate tasks as required or optional.
Another best practice is to assess their engagement in this and other ways by assigning a point value and/or quiz to the activity.
If those two best practices aren’t in keeping with your design of the course, you might consider incorporating some urgency in the title of your videos – such as “Required Viewing”. Or include some instructions or guidance in with each video, such as “Watch this video before opening other content in this module.”