e-Teaching Support & Training

D2L Training and Online Teaching & Course Development Workshops

Workshop Title Short Description
End of Semester Grades with D2L Brightspace Learn how to make sure your grades in D2L Brightspace 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:
Monday, May 9, 2016 | 2-3 PM
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 | 10 – 11 AM
Thursday, May 12, 2016 | 2 – 3 PM
Location: Room 1-185
Trainer: Alex Roske
Getting Started with D2L Brightspace
This hands-on workshop introduces the elements of D2L Brightspace 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, May 16, 2016 | 10 – 11:30 AM
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | 2 – 3:30 PM
Monday, June 27, 2016 | 2 – 3:30 PM
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 | 10 – 11:30 AM 

Location: Room 1-185
Trainer: Alex Roske
Making D2L Brightspace Work for You
This workshop builds upon the knowledge and skills gained in the “Getting Started” workshop by teaching faculty how to put D2L Brightspace to work for them. This training focuses on the D2L Brightspace 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: 

Thursday, May 19, 2016 | 10 – 11:30 AM
Thursday, June 30, 2016 | 10 – 11:30 AM

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, January 6, 2016 | 8:30 - 10 AM (Includes lab time) 

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: 
Friday, January 8, 2016 | 8:30 - 10 AM (Includes lab time) 
Enhancing your Effectiveness with D2L Brightspace
This workshop will show faculty that using D2L Brightspace can make course preparation, maintenance, and grading more efficient. Faculty will create quicklinks that make navigation within D2L Brightspace 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 Brightspace 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
Creating Videos with MediaSpace
Learn how to upload videos, record your computer screen, and do webcam recordings with MediaSpace. Faculty will also learn how to add those videos to their D2L Brightspace course.
Dates Offered:

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 | 10 – 11 AM
Thursday, July 16, 2015 | 2 – 3 PM

Location: Room 1-185
Trainer: Alex Roske
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
  • Rob Brooks – Online Lab Assistant for Students – helpdesk@sctcc.edu – 320-308-5989
    • Training students in the use of D2L, troubleshooting D2L student issues

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Contact Info

320.308.5000 or 1.800.222.1009

1540 Northway Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303