Desire2Learn (D2L) Workshops


Training workshops for Desire2Learn for faculty and staff are offered continuously throughout the year.

Desire2Learn Learning Environment Video Tutorials are available for help

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For assistance with Desire2Learn basics, please contact Brian Snapp or Aileen McHale to schedule an appointment for one-on-one assistance.

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Calendar of Desire2Learn Workshops


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* Prerequisite: Desire2Learn Basics

Descriptions of Desire2Learn Workshops

Desire2Learn Basics

This workshop will cover the following:

  • Highlight the features of Desire2Learn.
  • Introduce the basic modules of Desire2Learn as well as the new policies and procedures for the system.
  • You will learn how to get started using Desire2Learn, navigate, design the structure of your course, place your syllabus online, create dropboxes and upload your course materials.

Desire2Learn Open Migration Workshop

Open Migration Workshops are "drop in" workshops intended for faculty to get one-on-one assistance in adjusting their converted course content from ANGEL into Desire2Learn. Faculty can attend this workshop anytime during the posted hours. 

Please Note: This workshop is not intended to teach faculty the Basics of Desire2Learn.

Desire2Learn Assessments

Assessments can be used to help build engaging online learning environments, reinforce lessons, and evaluate student work. This workshop will cover how to create Assessments (tests, quizzes and exams) and Assignments (paper submissions) within Desire2Learn. You will learn how to create/edit an assessment, create question sets and pools, add question types from within Desire2Learn as well as from other sources, and how to regrade a question. You will also learn how to create rubrics, where students can electronically submit their assignments for review and grading and how to link assignments to the Gradebook.

Desire2Learn Gradebook

The Gradebook interface in Deisre2Learn allows you to track and display grades for Desire2Learn content items (quizzes, drop boxes, discussion forums, SCORM assessments, and surveys) and for assignments handed-in outside of the Desire2Learn environment. In this workshop, you will learn how to view grades; enter grades and comments; configure gradebook preferences and import/export grades; manually create and edit gradebook categories, assignments, and grading scale; and weigh categories to compute an overall grade for each student.

Desire2Learn Discussion Forums

How to setup Discussion Forums for your entire class, Groups and/or individual Journals. The Desire2Learn discussion forum has many rich features that take advantage of online communication’s ability to enrich teaching and learning. Discussion Forums provide you with the ability to create interactive, peer-to-peer collaborative learning communities. You’ll learn how to: create Discussion Forum forums that stimulate effective discussion; moderate discussion Forums; grade and print posts; perform advanced searches and sorts of discussion forums; create groups and setup multiple team permissions.

Desire2Learn Grading Rubrics

Grading rubrics provide instructors and other assessment evaluators with an efficient method of consistently grading subjective learner submissions for drop boxes, discussion forums, blogs, etc. and manually-graded assessment questions. Students also benefit from the use of grading rubrics in that they can see, in advance, the criteria against which their assignment will be evaluated.

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