e-Teaching Support & Training

D2L Training and Online Teaching & Course Development Workshops

Workshop Title Short Description
Adding Videos to Your Course with Kaltura
Learn how to upload videos, record your computer screen, and do webcam recordings with Kaltura. Faculty will also learn how to add those videos to their D2L course.
Dates Offered:
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 | 2 – 3 p.m.
Thursday, April 17, 2014 | 10 – 11 a.m.
Location: Room 1-185
Trainer: Alex Roske
Finalizing Your D2L Gradebook at the End of the Semester
Learn how to make sure your grades in D2L are correct and ready to be entered into eServices. This session will cover display settings in your gradebook, manually adjusting final grades, and releasing the final grades for students to view.
Dates Offered:
Thursday, May 8, 2014 | 2 – 3 p.m.
Location: Room 1-185
Trainer: Alex Roske
Enhancing your Effectiveness with D2L
This workshop will show faculty that using D2L can make course preparation, maintenance, and grading more efficient. Faculty will create quicklinks that make navigation within D2L and to outside resources seamless, and they will work with Discussions to enhance student engagement and communication. Then the facilitator will demonstrate how, with a little planning and effort, using Rubrics in D2L can cut grading time in half. Finally, faculty will leave the workshop able to copy all of their hard work from one course section to another, eliminating the need to repeat the building process each semester.
Dates Offered:
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | 2 – 4 p.m.
Location: Room 1-185
Trainer: Alex Roske
Getting Started with Desire2Learn (D2L)
This hands-on workshop introduces the elements of D2L that students have come to expect in their courses, such as viewing the Syllabus and schedule in Content, communicating with their instructor via email, and checking their grades throughout the semester. Faculty will use the AASC-approved Syllabus template to create a working draft for their next course and leave this workshop with the ability to upload files into Content, communicate with students via email, and assign grades to assignments.

Dates Offered: 

Monday, August 11, 2014 | 10 am

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | 10am

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | 2pm


Location: Room 1-185
Trainer: Alex Roske
Making D2L Work for You
This workshop builds upon the knowledge and skills gained in the “Getting Started” workshop by teaching faculty how to put D2L to work for them. This training focuses on the D2L tools that make course management easier and more efficient. Faculty will learn how to make announcements to the entire class via the News page. They will leave the workshop knowing how to design and edit quizzes and collect assignments through the Dropbox, which allows students to submit assignments from any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. 

Dates Offered: 

Monday, August 11, 2014 | 2 p.m.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 | 10 a.m.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | 2 p.m.


Location: Room 1-185
Trainer: Alex Roske
Charting the Course, Part I:
Ensuring Alignment Among Objectives
This workshop will review best practices of online course design based on the Quality Matters Rubric. Specifically, participants will discuss the concept of alignment within curriculum design. Through guided practice, participants will create and align module objectives to learning outcomes in one of their courses. http://minnesota.qualitymatters.org
Dates Offered: 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | 8 - 11 a.m.

Location: Room 1-185

To Register Email Trainer: Becky Shand (rshand@sctcc.edu)

Charting the Course, Part II:
Connecting Course Activities to Objectives
Building upon the work completed in Part I, this workshop asks participants to review the ways in which their learning activities promote the achievement of course outcomes. Participants will discuss types and functions of learning activities in online courses and develop or revise an activity to align it with the module objectives they created in Part I.
Dates Offered: 
To register for a training session, email Alex Roske (aroske@sctcc.edu) with the session you would like to register for.


IT Support

IT Helpdesk Request

The best way to get D2L support is through the IT Helpdesk System. When submitting a Helpdesk request, all D2L support staff will see it and the first available person can answer your questions.

For more information on submitting a request, read  "How to Submit an IT Help Desk Request".

Support Staff

  • Alex Roske – Online Learning Assistant – aroske@sctcc.edu – 320-308-5515
    • Training faculty in the use of D2L, assisting faculty setup courses, troubleshooting D2L course issues, assisting in media production for online delivery
  • Beth Bruestle – Online Lab Assistant for Students – onlinehelp@sctcc.edu – 320-308-5989
    • Training students in the use of D2L, troubleshooting D2L student issues

Other Support Links



Contact Info

320.308.5000 or 1.800.222.1009

1540 Northway Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303