D2L Faculty Resources

SLU Learning Management Transition

LearningStudio  D2L

LearningStudio

Desire2Learn (D2L)

REQUIRED FACULTY DEVELOPMENT

FOR D2L

STEP 1

KNOW YOUR DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS

Check with your academic office or center staff to confirm which specific levels / certificates you need.

The university requires that all faculty complete the D2L Essentials level of faculty enrichment. Your specific academic office or center has specific requirements and deadlines, so it is your responsibility to stay in contact with them to find out these important details.

If you’re unfamiliar with your academic office or center staff, you can begin by using the university contact directory, which you can view by Department or view by Location.

STEP 2

COMPLETE THE SELF-PACED COURSE

With the specific deadline & requirements of your academic office or center staff in mind, complete online, self-paced D2L Faculty Enrichment Course.

Further guidance is provided inside the course, so pay close attention.

Faculty-Resources-Widget-ScreenshotYou can always return to the course for review in D2L by clicking My Home in the upper left, and finding the course in the Faculty Resources widget on your My Home page.

STEP 3

ACCESS YOUR CERTIFICATE

At the end of each level, there is a Wrap-up activity. You must successfully complete the Wrap-up activity in order to earn a certificate for the level, and unlock the next level of enrichment.

You will receive an alert in the course and in your email whenever you have been awarded a certificate, which will contain instructions for retrieving it.

Once you’ve have earned the D2L Essentials Certificate, the next level (Savvy) will be unlocked in the Content tool. Once you’ve earned the Savvy Certificate, the next level (Sage) will be unlocked in the Content tool.

Each Monday, the Faculty Development & Enrichment staff will tabulate level completion in the course, and will update D2L system accounts to unlock the new features at each level.

If you've already completed LMS / D2L training...

If you’ve already completed LMS / D2L Essentials, Savvy, or Sage training, we’ve already pre-enrolled you in the new D2L Faculty Enrichment course, and marked you complete.

You should have received notification about your training certificate of completion.

You can access the D2L Faculty Enrichment course from the Faculty Resources widget, located in the right column on your D2L My Home page.

In the D2L Faculty Enrichment course, you can:

  • Access / print your D2L Essentials certificate
  • Review tutorials & practice simulations
  • Continue learning about teaching in D2L and earning optional certificates (Savvy, Sage)
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If you receive an authorization error when trying to access the D2L Faculty Enrichment course, you haven’t yet completed the D2L Essentials training. Follow the instructions on this page to self-register for the D2L Faculty Enrichment course, since you haven’t yet completed any of the D2L training according to our records.

If you haven't already completed LMS / D2L training...

If you haven’t yet completed LMS / D2L Essentials, Savvy, or Sage training, you’ll need to self-register for the new D2L Faculty Enrichment course.

You can access the self-registration for the D2L Faculty Enrichment course from the Faculty Resources widget, located in the right column on your D2L My Home page.

In the D2L Faculty Enrichment course, you can:

  • Learn the skills that you need to teach with D2L
  • Practice simulated D2L teaching activities
  • Earn your D2L Essentials Certificate (required)
  • Earn your D2L Savvy & Sage Certificates (optional)
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D2L Training Levels

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Participants will demonstrate the essential skills needed to teach using D2L, including:

  • Navigating the environment
  • Configuring your personal settings
  • Setting up your course
  • Communicating with students
  • Collecting documents in dropbox folders
  • Delivering quizzes
  • Grading

This is the first tier (Essentials) in a series of 3 tiers of training related to teaching in D2L.

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Participants will demonstrate the skills needed to be a savvy instructor in D2L, including:

  • Setting up your course
  • Communicating with students
  • Managing a course calender
  • Managing files and folders
  • Managing course content topics and modules
  • Managing a library of quiz questions
  • Managing groups of students
  • Monitoring student progress

This is the second tier (Savvy) in a series of 3 tiers of training related to teaching in D2L.

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Participants will demonstrate the skills needed to be a sage instructor in D2L, including:

  • Conditionally releasing content
  • Personalizing content with replacement strings
  • Inserting multimedia and other rich content
  • Using the Manage Files area
  • Using Groups to organize students
  • Using FAQs, Glossaries, & Links
  • Using Intelligent Agents

This is the third tier (Sage) in a series of 3 tiers of training related to teaching in D2L.

Discover which Tools & Abilities are Unlocked at Each D2L Training Level

ESSENTIALS

INSTRUCTORS WHO HAVE COMPLETED THE D2L ESSENTIALS TRAINING WILL BE ABLE TO:
  • Build Dropboxes
  • Build Discussions
  • Use News tool
  • Build Quizzes
  • Build Self Assessments
  • Use Grades tool
  • View User Progress
  • Use the Classlist tool
  • Manage Groups
  • Use Calendar
  • Use Chat tool
  • Use the Manage Dates tool
  • Use Broken Links tool
  • Import, Export & Copy Components
  • Build Rubrics
  • View Competencies
  • Manage Content (Modules & Topics)
  • Upload course files

SAVVY

INSTRUCTORS WHO HAVE COMPLETED THE D2L SAVVY TRAINING WILL BE ABLE TO:
  • Build Dropboxes
  • Build Discussions
  • Use News tool
  • Build Quizzes
  • Build Self Assessments
  • Use Grades tool
  • View User Progress
  • Use Classlist tool
  • Manage Groups
  • Use Calendar
  • Use Chat tool
  • Use the Manage Dates tool
  • Use Broken Links tool
  • Import, Export & Copy Components
  • Build Rubrics
  • View Competencies
  • Manage Content (Modules & Topics)
  • Upload course files
  • Associate Activities with Competencies
  • Edit, Delete & Manage course files
  • Use Attendance tool
  • Build Checklists
  • Build Surveys
  • Build Glossaries
  • Build Links
  • Build FAQs
  • Use Book Management
  • Link to External Learning Tools
  • Modify Navigation & Theme
  • Use Course Builder
  • Use Course Design Accelerator
  • Use Instructional Design Wizard
  • Use Learning Activity Library
  • Build Intelligent Agents
  • Issue Awards

SAGE

INSTRUCTORS WHO HAVE COMPLETED THE D2L SAGE TRAINING WILL BE ABLE TO:
  • Build Dropboxes
  • Build Discussions
  • Use News tool
  • Build Quizzes
  • Build Self Assessments
  • Use Grades tool
  • View User Progress
  • Use Classlist tool
  • Manage Groups
  • Use Calendar
  • Use Chat tool
  • Use the Manage Dates tool
  • Use Broken Links tool
  • Import, Export & Copy Components
  • Build Rubrics
  • View Competencies
  • Mangage Content (Modules & Topics)
  • Upload course files
  • Build Content
  • Associate Activities with Competencies
  • Edit, Delete & Manage course files
  • Use Attendance tool
  • Build Checklists
  • Build Surveys
  • Build Glossaries
  • Build Links
  • Build FAQs
  • Use Book Management
  • Link to External Learning Tools
  • Modify Navigation & Theme
  • Use Course Builder
  • Use Course Design Accelerator
  • Use Instructional Design Wizard
  • Use Learning Activity Library
  • Build Intelligent Agents
  • Issue Awards
  • Create & Manage Awards
  • Build Custom Links
  • Share Rubrics
  • Build Competencies & Objectives

Additional Courses (D2L) Faculty Enrichment

Have you already completed the required D2L Faculty Enrichment Essentials course?

You might want to learn about specific tools and tasks in our ongoing Courses (D2L) Academy Learning Series for faculty.

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