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Getting Started Tutorials for Desire2Learn (D2L)

The tutorials below are designed to help you get logged into your online learning environment and explain the basic and advanced course components you may be expected to use for your courses. You can request a free tutorial video: click this link.

Students with high speed internet should be able to access the "watch video" tutorials this requires the Flash 7 browser plug-in-free download at http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash.  Students with dial-up internet can access the "printable instructions" tutorials below
and it will be mailed to you. I have watched each of the video segments below and found them valuable-and I have been teaching in D2L for 5 semesters!

Getting Started

Login - watch video  printable instructions
Instructions to help you login to your courses.

Help Desk - watch video printable instructions
Instructions to help you access the statewide online learning help desk.

My Home - watch video printable instructions
After logging in, you will be presented with the My Home page.

Course Home - watch video printable instructions
The Course Home is the first area you enter for each course you are enrolled in.

Basic Features

Content - watch video printable instructions
The Content feature is where you will find your course syllabus, lecture notes, and other course related content.

Discussions - watch video printable instructions
The Discussions feature allows you to communicate with your classmates and instructor without everyone being logged in at the same time.

Dropbox - watch video printable instructions
The Dropbox is used to submit your assignments.

Quizzes - watch video printable instructions
This feature allows you to take quizzes, midterms and exams online.

Grades - watch video printable instructions
This feature allows you to view grades and feedback that have been released to you from your instructor.

Class list - watch video printable instructions
This feature displays general student information.

Email - watch video  printable instructions
Email is used to communicate privately with your instructor and classmates.

Calendar - watch video printable instructions
This feature is primarily used to inform you of course related due dates.

My Password - watch video printable instructions
This feature allows you to change your login password.

Advanced Features

Pager - watch video printable instructions
The Pager is an instant messaging system used to communicate with your classmates and instructor.

Locker - watch video printable instructions
The Locker is designed to upload and store your own personal files.

Chat - watch video printable instructions
This feature allows you to communicate with your classmates and instructor in "real time".

HTML Editor - watch video printable instructions
This feature allows you to create web pages. You can use it in the Journal, My Personal Hompage, and the Discussion area.

My Personal Homepage - watch video printable instructions
This feature allows you to create a web page to share information with your classmates and instructor.

My Preferences - watch video   printable instructions
This feature allows you to customize settings for your learning environment.

My Profile - watch video printable instructions
This feature is found within the Class list and is used to share information about you with your classmates and instructor.

Glossary - watch video printable instructions
If this is added by the instructor, this feature provides terms and definitions related to your course.

Journal - watch video printable instructions
If this is added by the instructor, this feature is a private area you can record your ideas, thoughts or take notes.

retrieved from North Hennepin Community College and used with permission, 12/2005