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Desire2Learn: For Faculty

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D2L Faculty Training

The faculty-training materials below are geared toward faculty at various levels of skill and interest in using technology-assisted teaching. Select the training materials that match your interests best!

Self-Paced Training The D2L Instructor Self-Paced Training Guide walks you through the training process, and includes a way to get credit for completing the training.

Expect to spend approximately 3 hours completing the self-paced training.

Bare Bones Guide

The D2L Bare Bones Guide assists you in creating a minimum set of face-to-face course-support tools in your Desire2Learn (D2L) course environment.

D2L Tools

These PDF-format Quick Guides and click-by-click videos walk faculty through the core functions of using the Desire2Learn (D2L) Learning Management System (LMS). If videos do not play automatically, select "Open" or "Play" in the resulting dialog box.

PDF Quick Guides
Click-by-Click Videos
Instructor Teach-Backs
Overview Organization-Level Navigation
Course-Level Navigation
D2L Overview
What's New in the Latest Version (10.4)
Get Started in D2L (Jen Banas)
Get Organized in D2L (Jen Banas)
Course Management Master Course Shells
Course and Content Copy
Manage Dates
Course Activation
Manage Dates
Classlist Tool
Resources Content
D2L and Google Drive File Sharing NEW 3/24/2016
Instructional Design Wizard
Course Builder Tool
Competencies Tool
Banners, Icons, & Color (Lisa Hollis-Sawyer)
Content: Manage Files Tool (Roger Reinsch)
Calendar (Aaron Schirmer)
Checklist (Rachel Holtz)
D2L and Google Drive File Sharing (Pam Geddes) NEW 4/5/2016
Assessment Grades Tool Setup
Release Final Calculated Grades
Rubric Analysis & Statistics
Self Assessments
Quiz Setup
Quiz Questions
Quiz Analysis & Statistics
Quiz Random Sections
Import Publisher Exams to D2L
U of Wisconsin D2L Question Importer Tool
ePortfolio Instructor Guide
Grades Tool
Dropbox Tool
Quizzes Tool
Survey Tool
ePortfolio Tool
Attaching Forms to Assignments (Joyce Jennings)
Academic Integrity Turnitin Guide
Turnitin Manual Upload Guide
Respondus Lockdown Browser
Important: Lockdown Browser must be downloaded and installed on computers where students are taking assessments. All NEIU PC (Windows ONLY) on-campus labs have this software installed.
Release Conditions (Jane Peller)
Communication Discussion
Classlist & Email
Blog Tool
Discussion (Milka Ramirez)
News (Milka Ramirez)
Groups (Cris Toffolo)
Retention Tools Competencies
Intelligent Agents
View User Progress
Intelligent Agents
View User Progress

Still can't find what you need?

  • Browse the general D2L Help Feature: Click the word Help in the navigation area at the top of the screen, then click the Learning Environment tab.
  • Contact the CTL: E-mail D2L-Faculty-Help@neiu.edu or call (773) 442-4467.

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