Desire2Learn (D2L) Workshops & Tutorials
Your best resource for learning D2L is through the Learning Technology Center's (LTC) D2L: Just the Basics! workshop. This 2 1/2 hour workshop is offered twice a month and covers "the basics of uploading content, using D2L email, setting up a simple gradebook, creating quizzes, and using the dropbox to allow students to submit their coursework digitally." Too see when the next D2L: Just the Basics! workshop will be held, check out the LTC workshop calendar today!
The LTC also has tutorials on nearly everything you need to set up your course in D2L. These tutorials can be found on their website, but we have posted them here for your convenience. Click on the links below to take you to each section.
- Finding your UWM D2L course sites
- Making a D2L course site Active
- How to copy contents from older D2L site to newer one
- How to save information from old D2L course sites before they are deleted
- Adding an Instructor or TA to your D2L course site
- How to change an incorrectly spelled course name in D2L
- Sending an Email from the D2L Classlist
D2L Tips and Tricks
If you can't find the answers to your D2L questions in the resources mentioned above, you're likely to find them in the LTC's D2L Tips and Tricks blog.
D2L and Accessibility
D2L has undergone changes in compliance with accessibility standards. For guidance on creating accessible course content for your online course, see the Creating Accessible Course Content document. For additional information, and for a list of accessibilty tools that instructors may find useful, visit https://www4.uwm.edu/ltc/accessibility/accessibility.cfm.
Online Faculty Development Program
This program is offered by the LTC to instructors interested in redesigning their courses for delivery in an online or blended classroom environment. Sessions are offered in the fall, spring, and summer. For more information please visit the LTC website.
Hybrid Faculty Development Site
Provides information on course redesign for a hybrid (blended) course, including faculty viewpoints, advantages & challenges, tips, and links to useful web resources. You can also experience sample hybrid courses in use at UWM. Check out the Hybrid Faculty Development Site now!