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 Moser College of Adult and Professional Studies 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 last round of D2L Open Office Hours and Workshops follows below. All sessions will be held on the Lisle campus in Kindlon Hall, room 145.
Open Office Hours (drop-in with questions, no registration)
Tuesdays 9:30 - 11:30 am and Wednesdays 1:30 - 3:00 pm from March 25 through May 7
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 Capture Workshop (the same session offered twice)
Capture is our tool for creating online lecture videos. Recordings can be made live, during an in-class lecture, or outside of class using an office or personal computer. Both voice and computer screen are recorded for later play-back by students. Recordings are easily embedded into a D2L course site in Content, News, or any other area of the site where the HTML editor is available. Videos created during class give students the ability to review lectures and focus on portions they may have found difficult. Videos created outside of class can be used to support a flipped classroom.
Tuesday, April 8, 2:00 - 3:15 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
D2L Workshop I (the same session offered twice)
Overview, posting Announcements, Files and Links
Monday, April 7, 9:30 - 10:45 AM
Monday, April 14, 1:30 - 2:45 PM
D2L Workshop II (the same session offered twice)
Gradebook types including Points Based and Weighted, grading schemes, display options
Monday, April 7, 11:00 AM - 12:15
Tuesday, April 15, 1:30 - 2:45 PM
D2L Workshop III (the same session offered twice)
Creating Dropboxes for collecting assignments from students or collecting materials from site members, grading assignments, TurnItIn for plagiarism prevention and detection
Monday, April 7, 1:00 - 2:15 PM
Thursday, April 17, 1:30 - 2:45 PM
D2L Workshop IV (the same session offered twice)
Creating and managing Discussions, grading Discussions, constructing and administering Surveys and Quizzes
Thursday, April 10, 9:00 - 10:15 AM
Friday, April 25, 1:00 - 2:15 PM
D2L Workshop V (the same session offered twice)
Customizing the course home page, adding the Library Resources widget, creating widgets, embedding YouTube videos, RSS feeds, Twitter feeds, etc.
Thursday, April 10, 10:30 - 11:45 AM
Friday, April 25, 2:30 - 3:45 PM
Workshop VI (the same session offered twice)
Student ePortfolios for internal and external sharing of course artifacts, reflections and feedback; ideal for programs that require their students produce portfolios
Friday, April 11, 9:30 - 10:45 AM
Thursday, April 24, 1:00 - 2:15 PM
Workshop VII (the same session offered twice)
Creating course level Competencies and Learning Objectives; associating Competencies and Learning Objectives with course activities (Dropbox Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes and Grade Items; establishing thresholds of achievement; documenting student achievement)
Friday, April 11, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2:30 - 3:45 PM
The D2L Support Team