Michigan State University

In-Person D2L Training Opportunities

MSU faculty, staff, and graduate students with teaching assignments have the option to sign up for in-person D2L or Zoom/Mediaspace training through the Distance Learning Services Helpdesk. See details below for course offerings and registration or for setting up a consultation.

Walk-in Support

For Spring 2017, Walk-In Support Sessions will take place Thursday, January 5 from 10:00am-12:00pm, and Tuesday, April 25 from 1:00pm-3:00pm in the Beaumont West Instruction Room in the Main Library (on the second floor of the west wing), and no registration is necessary. Interested parties may come and ask whatever questions they have at any time during the session, and D2L trainers will be on hand to assist.

Instructor Led Courses

Individuals may register for the following courses at http://bookings.lib.msu.edu/calendar/coursemanagement or by using the register buttons below.

D2L Introduction

This course will provide users with an overview of the key features and components of the Desire2Learn Learning Environment. Included will be instruction on activating courses, creating and managing modules and topics, as well as dropboxes, discussion forums, and quizzes/surveys, managing your classlist, and using widgets. The course will include time for questions and hands-on practice.

Your Faculty Fee Waiver benefit will be applied to D2L workshop registrations.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from 9:00am-12:00pm
REGISTER for June 6th

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 9:00am-12:00pm
REGISTER for June 21st

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 9:00am-12:00pm
REGISTER for July 11th

Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 1:00pm-4:00pm
REGISTER for August 10th

D2L Staff Introduction

This course will cover creating D2L communities, adding to and editing D2L classlists, and placing content within D2L, whether uploading external files or creating modules and files directly within the D2L system. Designed for those who do not need to use D2L in an official teaching capacity and covers material focusing more on the needs of support staff.

Your Faculty Fee Waiver benefit will be applied to D2L workshop registrations.

Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 1:00pm-3:00pm
REGISTER for June 8th

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 10:00am-12:00pm
REGISTER for August 8th

D2L Advanced Features

Learn about specific D2L course features that can be used to enhance the online course experience, including course customization, competencies and objectives, checklists, intelligent agents, and various reporting capabilities. Tips on making courses accessible are also included. This course is intended for D2L users who want to use additional system features beyond what is covered in the Introduction and other specialized classes.

Your Faculty Fee Waiver benefit will be applied to D2L workshop registrations.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 1:00pm-3:00pm
REGISTER for June 20th

Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 10:00am-12:00pm
REGISTER for July 13th

D2L Assessments

This course will include quizzes, self-assessments, surveys, and dropboxes, and will cover how to create these items, access submission and statistical information for these items, and grade these items where applicable.

Your Faculty Fee Waiver benefit will be applied to D2L workshop registrations.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 10:00am-12:00pm
REGISTER for June 13th

Wednesday July 26, 2017 from 1:00pm-3:00pm
REGISTER for July 26th

D2L Gradebook

This course will include how to use the gradebook setup wizard, how to manage grades and create new grade items, how to enter grades, and how to use grading schemes. It will also include information on grading rubrics and on evaluating user progress.

Your Faculty Fee Waiver benefit will be applied to D2L workshop registrations.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 1:00pm-3:00pm
REGISTER for June 7th

Thursday August 3, 2017 from 1:00pm-3:00pm
REGISTER for August 3rd

ZOOM/Mediaspace

In your office or on the go, you need access to spaces that will allow you to collaborate and share ideas. ZOOM! Cloud Video Conferencing gives you the ability to create easy to use high quality video meetings and webinars, communicate with partners using Cisco, Polycom and Lifesize video conferencing systems, and easily connect with those using tablets and mobile phones. During this course you will learn to create and manage your meeting spaces, quickly communicate with participants using ZOOM! messaging, and use screen sharing to maximize the interactivity of your sessions. We will also take a look at the tools available in ZOOM! Webinar.

Revolutionize the way you store, manage, and display video and audio content with Kaltura MediaSpace. During this course we will review the features that allow MediaSpace to meet the ever-changing technology and accessibility needs of the university. From storage, to playback, to captioning and secure video management solutions. MediaSpace is your one-stop shop for media production and delivery at MSU.

Your Faculty Fee Waiver benefit will be applied to ZOOM/Mediaspace workshop registrations.

Thursday April 27, 2017 from 1:00pm-3:00pm
REGISTER for April 27th

Thursday June 29, 2017 from 10:00am-12:00pm
REGISTER for June 29th

Tuesday August 1, 2017 from 1:00pm-3:00pm
REGISTER for August 1st

In-person Consultation

Individuals may schedule a 1 hour in-person consultation with a full-time staff member for personalized assistance. To do so, please provide the helpdesk with multiple days and times of availability and the topic(s) of interest. The Helpdesk will review the information given and contact each requester to schedule. Consultations take place at our office at the Main Library.

If you experience difficulty registering for training courses, would like to submit a request for a consultation, or have any other questions regarding training and support for D2L, please contact the helpdesk. We can be reached by phone at 517-355-2345 (toll-free at 800-500-1554) or 517-432-6200 (select option 2) and by direct email at reachout@msu.edu, and we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.