Summer Training with D2L Brightspace, and “Videos for All”

D2L Cloud migration complete.

As of June 2nd, D2L Brightspace is hosted in a cloud-based server, allowing for more immediate updates in the future without interruptions.

Click here for descriptions and short tutorial videos of the newest features!


Videos for All Survey!

Take this short Survey and receive $3 in Lancer Bucks (to first 20 respondents) AND enter a drawing for $25 in Lancer Bucks! (Drawing held during August Development Days)

Click here for more info on the Videos for All project

Note: For both the survey and the Videos for All info, use your Office 365 sign-in credentials:
StarID Password

Summer D2L workshops!

Location: All workshops held in L3711 (3rd floor inside library)
RSVP: OR 952-358-8617

Monday, June 25th
New Features/Cloud update (Repeated from May 21st) 
9am-10am OR 11am-12pm

  • After the Cloud migration on June 1st & 2nd several new features will be added to D2L.
  • Practice using these new features to prepare to use them in your courses.
  • This will be especially helpful if you are teaching Summer Session II

Tuesday, June 26th
Videos for All (Repeated from May 22nd)

  • Discuss how to find pre-made videos for your courses
  • Experiment with MediaSpace (online software for storing and creating videos)
  • See a demo of Camtasia Studio (video-creation software)
  • Learn how to make and/or request captions for your videos
  • First 10 faculty to RSVP get a free headset & option for Camtasia! (Currently only 5 spots left for free gear)

Tuesday, June 26th
Student Engagement using advanced features (repeated from May 22nd)

  • Learn consistency of design and the Checklist tool
  • Experiment with Templates
  • Set up Release Conditions
  • Set up Intelligent Agents

Wed & Thur, July 18 & 19th
D2L Basics – 2 day workshop
8:30-3:30 both days

  • Review basic instructional design principles as they apply to the online environment
  • Learn and experiment with the primary tools in D2L
  • Begin designing your course for either face-to-face, hybrid, or fully online environments

Tuesday, Aug 21st
D2L Crash Course

  • Learn the basics of D2L
  • Prepare the essentials of your online environment for the first day of class

Want one-on-one help?

Request an appointment with Kathleen Coate for days/times listed below:

Tues, July 10th, 9am-11am
Tues, July 31st, 9:30-11:30; 12:30-2pm
Mon, Aug. 6th, 9am-12pm
Tues, Aug. 7th, 10am-12pm
Mon, Aug. 20th, 9am-2pm

Minnesota eLearning Summit! Aug. 1-2

Want to attend the Minnesota eLearning Summit? We have some dough set aside for faculty who want to attend – email Kathleen ASAP at if you’d like to attend.

Click here for more info on the Summit!


Need help right now?

For additional D2L help, contact the help desk at 952-358-8181 or use the AskUs – Employee edition ticket system – select “Click to login” in the upper-right corner of the screen.

Enjoy your day!

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