Desire2Learn

Desire2Learn (D2L) is the learning management system used at Benedictine to support web enhanced and blended courses.  (Online programs are supported by a different system.  See National Moser Center for Adult Learning for more information)

D2L workshops for faculty are offered regularly throughout the year.  The Professional Development Coordinator and the Academic Applications Administrator also hold Open Office Hours where faculty can stop by for informal D2L Q&A.  Schedules for the Workshops and Open Office Hours are announced through Benedictine email.

D2L Login Link

D2L Student Access Handout


D2L WORKSHOPS AND OPEN OFFICE HOURS

The schedule for the next round of Desire2Learn (D2L) Open Office Hours and Workshops follows below. All sessions will be held on the Lisle campus in Kindlon Hall, room 145. 

Open Office Hours (drop-in with questions, no registration)

·         Tuesday, August 18, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

·         Thursday, August 20, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

·         Wednesday, August 26, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

·         Friday, August 28, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

·         Wednesday, September 2, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

·         Friday, September 4, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

·         Wednesday, September 9, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

·         Thursday, September 10, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

·         Tuesday, September 15, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

·         Friday, September 18, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

·         Tuesday, September 22, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

·         Friday, September 25, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

 

Workshops 

Workshops are designed for faculty who are using D2L to support their courses, and for faculty and staff who are using D2L for other reasons such as committee work or departmental collaboration.
  
 

If you would like to attend any of the sessions below please email Jennie Kamieniecki, jkamieniecki@ben.edu, to register.

D2L Crash Course (the same session offered multiple times)This workshop is intended for anyone getting started with Desire2Learn (D2L).  Attendees will be introduced to D2L basics such as posting announcements, setting up a gradebook, creating Dropbox folders for collecting assignments from students, using TurnItIn for plagiarism prevention and detection, creating and managing Discussions, grading Discussions,  and constructing and administering quizzes. Faculty are encouraged to bring their syllabi and other course materials in electronic form.

·         Saturday, August 15, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

·         Saturday, August 22, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

·         Thursday, August 27, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

 
D2L Workshop I (the same session offered multiple times)

Overview, posting Announcements, Files and Links

·         Tuesday, September 1, 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

·         Thursday, September 3, 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

·         Wednesday, September 16, 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.



D2L Workshop II
(the same session offered multiple times)

Gradebook types including Points Based and Weighted, grading schemes, display options

·         Tuesday, September 1, 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

·         Thursday, September 3, 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

·         Wednesday, September 16, 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.



D
2L Workshop III (the same session offered multiple times)

Creating Dropboxes for collecting assignments from students or collecting materials from site members, grading assignments, Turnitin for plagiarism prevention and detection

·         Friday, September 11, 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

·         Wednesday, September 23, 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

·         Thursday, September 24, 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.



D2L Workshop IV
(the same session offered multiple times)
Creating and managing Discussions, grading Discussions, constructing and administering Surveys and Quizzes

·         Friday, September 11, 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

·         Wednesday, September 23, 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

·         Thursday, September 24, 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

 

The D2L Support Team


Angela Xiong
Instructional Designer
axiong@ben.edu


Hongqin Li
Academic Applications Administrator
hxli@ben.edu


Jennie Kamieniecki
Office Assistant
jkamieniecki@ben.edu

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  • Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence

    BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY

  • Cheryl Heinz, Ph.D., Director
    Phone: (630) 829-6581
    Fax: (630) 960-1126

  • Jennie Kamieniecki, Office Assistant
    E-mail: jkamieniecki@ben.edu
    Phone:  (630) 829-6278
    Fax:      (630) 960-1126

  • 5700 College Road Lisle IL, 60532
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