Learn how to build an engaging online class with Desire2Learn (D2L). Get tips to increase student communication and participation and provide continuous feedback.
- [Instructor] 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. This course is going to be a deep dive into D2L in an online context. We'll cover some basic functionality, but also consider how traditional face-to-face tools might be modified to take advantage of an online environment. We'll explore how D2L can help develop your instructor presence, build classroom community, and help keep everyone organized, as well as position your course within a larger internet environment.
By the end, you'll be able to do more than just replicate a face-to-face course. You can use the tools of D2L to create a new course altogether. So let's get started.
- Setting up a user profile
- Managing student introductions
- Setting up discussions to encourage community
- Setting up the course content tab
- Developing course competencies and learning objects
- Using the course calendar and notifications
- Setting up links, widgets, and multimedia resources
- Setting up assignments and a gradebook
- Providing feedback