Learn how to teach with Desire2Learn (D2L), the popular learning management system for K–12 instruction, higher education, and corporate training.
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- [Instructor] As teaching embraces new technologies, teachers encounter new opportunities. One of the most popular new tools is the online course management system known as Desire2Learn, or more recently, D2L. Hi, I'm Alan Ackmann, I teach on the writing, rhetoric, and discourse department at DePaul University in Chicago, and I've been an avid user of D2L in my own classes for over five years. Throughout this course, we're gonna cover some of the most fundamental elements of D2L, helping you learn some teaching best practices, and taking you into the system itself for a wide variety of technical tricks and tutorials.
We'll demonstrate how D2L can aid in classroom management, communicating with students and assessing student work. In addition to showing how to customize D2L to your specific class, I'll also demonstrate how key elements of D2L operate from your students' point of view, and show some techniques for using D2L in online-only classes. All of this comes down to one specific goal, helping you discover how D2L can both expand and simplify the work you already do as a teacher.
By the end of the course, I hope you have a sense of why you use D2L, in addition to understanding how to use. So, let's get started.
- Communicating with students
- Developing course competencies and learning objectives
- Setting up a classroom, include a digital dropbox and discussion board
- Adding assignments, quizzes, and exams
- Providing feedback
- Setting up a gradebook
- Customizing Desire2Learn
- Managing discussion boards
- Using Desire2Learn as a student