Getting Started with Desire2Learn for New Instrutors: Additional Tools
The following help guides provides both the basics of using all the Desire2Learn tools. For a more focused guide that will take you through just the basics of achieving the university-wide requirements for D2L, visit the Just the Basics Checklist.
o Create dropboxes to collect student assignments
o Create Rubrics (optional)
o Associate rubrics with dropboxes as appropriate (optional)
o Associate Dropboxes with grade items
o Set start dates and end dates for assignments
o Add the Dropboxes to the content modules if you would like (optional)
o Create Quizzes
There are many ways to import questions so you don’t need to hand enter them all. Contact Teresa Potter if you have questions
o Choose quiz settings according to your academic honesty strategy
o Associate quiz with grade items
o Set quiz start and end dates
o Add the quizzes to the content modules if you would like. This is optional
o Create Discussions
o Set discussion visibility and locked options
o Associate Discussions with grade items
Video: How to make sure discussions are ready to be graded
o Set discussion start and end dates
o Add the discussions to the content modules if you would like. This is optional.
Once students are enrolled
o Check your enrollment in D2L matches the enrollment in MyUrsuline.
o Create groups if needed
o Send welcome email to students with instructions on how to get started in D2L.
Starting Fall 2014
o Add Student Resources Module to your course.
o Review Sample Teaching with Technology Syllabus and see if there is anything that you would like to add to your syllabus.
o Visit Atomic Learning library to look for applicable resources to add to your course.
Where to get help.
From any page in Desire2Learn click on Help Topics.
Help 10.3 – Text based D2L Help Guides for students and instructors
Atomic Learning – Video tutorials for many different programs
Video Basics – Desire2Learn new student training videos
For technical support please contact the helpdesk by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 440-684-6013.
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Updated 8/1/2014 Has been Updated for D2L 10.3