Desire2Learn (D2L) is the learning management system used at Benedictine to support web enhanced and blended courses. (Online programs are supported by a different system. See National Moser Center for Adult Learning for more information)
D2L workshops for faculty are offered regularly throughout the year. The Professional Development Coordinator and the Academic Applications Administrator also hold Open Office Hours where faculty can stop by for informal D2L Q&A. Schedules for the Workshops and Open Office Hours are announced through Benedictine email.
Faculty and Staff
The schedule for the next round of D2L Open Office Hours and Workshops follows below. All sessions will be held on the Lisle campus in Kindlon Hall, room 145.
(drop-in with questions, no registration)
Thursday, September 25, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Friday, September 26, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, September 30, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Friday, October 3, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 7, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday, October 10, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Monday, October 13, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 16, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 21, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Friday, October 24, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Monday, October 27, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 30, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Workshops are designed for faculty who are using D2L to support their courses, and for faculty and staff who are using D2L for other reasons such as committee work or departmental collaboration.
If you would like to attend any of the sessions below please email Jennie Kamieniecki, firstname.lastname@example.org, to register.
D2L Workshop I (the same session offered multiple times)
Overview, posting Announcements, Files and Links.
No sessions offered at this time.
D2L Workshop II (the same session offered multiple times)
Gradebook types including Points Based and Weighted, grading schemes, display options.
No sessions offered at this time
D2L Workshop III (the same session offered multiple times)
Creating Dropboxes for collecting assignments from students or collecting materials from site members, grading, assignments, TurnItIn for plagiarism prevention and detection.
Tuesday, September 23, 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Wednesday, September 24, 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
D2L Workshop IV (the same session offered multiple times)
Creating and managing Discussions, grading Discussions, constructing and administering Surveys and Quizzes.
Tuesday, September 23, 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Wednesday, September 24, 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
D2L Workshop V (the same session offered multiple times)
Customized the course home page, adding the Library Resources widget, creating widgets, embedding You Tube videos, RSS feeds, Twitter feeds, etc.
Thursday, October 2, 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Tuesday, October 14, 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Wednesday, October 15, 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Tuesday, October 28, 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Wednesday, October 29, 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
D2L Workshop VI (the same session offered multiple times)
Student ePortfolios for internal and external sharing of course artifacts, reflections and feedback; ideal for programs that required their students produce portfolios.
Thursday, October 2, 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Tuesday, October 14, 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Wednesday, October 15 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Tuesday, October 28, 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Wednesday, October 29, 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
The D2L Support Team
Learning Technologies Expert
Academic Technology Liaison