Faculty D2L Training

Hello faculty!

I want to let you know about some training sessions that we are holding for new faculty on using D2L Brightspace, related technologies, and best practices. The three days that we have put together are designed to get new faculty started, but all are welcome to attend. The morning workshops will give you a look at the different parts of these tools, including how they work, and how they support teaching and learning. The afternoon one-on-one help sessions give you time to work with the tools.

 All faculty are welcome to come to learn or to work on upcoming courses with the workshop facilitators’ help. Each day is structured the same way: there is demonstration and hands-on training from 9:00 -12:00, an hour for lunch on your own, then one-on-one help is available from 1:00 – 4:00. We will meet in C3002 all three days. (An added bonus is that these workshops count as individually planned development days. Full time faculty have five required days, and part-time faculty have a proportional requirement.) No RSVP is necessary.

 Wednesday, May 18th: Getting Started

  • Introductions
  • Resources/support
  • Office 365/Windows10/Browsers
  • D2L Content: Importing, exporting, creating, using the recommended shell
  • D2L News
  • Syllabus criteria, CCOs, first week of class

 Thursday, May 19th: Documents and Media

  • Content, continued (if necessary)
  • D2L Dropbox and Turnitin
  • D2L Discussions
  • Quizzing in MediaSpace, Films on Demand, SIPX

 Friday, May 20th: Assessing, Monitoring Student Progress, and Communicating (all in D2L)

  • Gradebook
  • Quizzes
  • User Progress
  • Communication tools
  • Intelligent Agents
  • Release Conditions


We look forward to working with you!

Erin Daly, Dean of Academic Services and the Library, Academic Services and the Library Division

David Voigt, Instructional Technologist

Nancy Ludden, Instructional Designer

Sue Tischendorf, LMS Site Administrator and Trainer



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