Faculty Resources

We have developed this page to provide ACC faculty with online resources on the Desire2Learn (D2L) platform. If you need to request face-to-face D2L training or would like to sign up for our upcoming workshops or webinars, visit our Training Opportunities page.

We are now in version 10.3 Desire2Learn. Check out some of the new features. (Watch Video)

Minimum Requirements

The minimum requirements for each course shell are as follows:

Updating Contact Information  Learn how to update your contact information in the Welcome widget of the course homepage. (Watch Video) 

Adding a Welcome Announcement  In this document, you will learn how to create a welcome announcement for students in the News section of the course homepage. (Watch Video)

Managing Files  Learn how to upload the syllabus and schedule files to the manage files area. This is the recommended practice for uploading course files into the shell. Following this step, you can link the files anywhere in the course for students to view. The next two documents explain two different possibilities. (Watch Video)

Linking the Syllabus and Schedule in Content  After uploading the files to the manage files area, learn how to create links to those files in the content area for students to view. (Watch Video)

Creating Syllabus and Schedule Links on the Homepage (NEW)  Learn how to create links to the syllabus and the schedule files that were previously uploaded into the manage files area. You can create the links in the Welcome widget of the course homepage. (Watch Video)

D2L Gradebook

Thanks to the hard work of ACC's eLearning team, we now have documentation on the gradebook. Learn everything from setting up your gradebook in a points or weighted system to releasing final grades to students.

Creating a Gradebook with the Grades Setup Wizard     (Watch Video)             

Setting up a Points Gradebook     (Watch Video)    

Setting up a Weighted Gradebook   (Watch Video)       

Managing Display Options     (Watch Video)                                                                   

Managing Grade Categories and Items     (Watch Video)                                                              

Creating and Applying Grade Scheme    (Watch Video)

Releasing Final Grades to Students    (Watch Video)

Exporting Grades to a Spreadsheet     (Watch Video)

Creating Extra Credit Items     (Watch Video)

Creating a Running Total Grade Item     (Watch Video)

Other Tools

The eLearning team has prepared documents that will help you understand and set up the most commonly used tools in your course.

Content             (Watch Video)                                              

Manage Files            (Watch Video)                                                                      

HTML Editor            (Watch Video)                                             

Discussions        (Watch Video)                                   

Dropbox              (Watch Video)                 

Quizzes          (Watch Video)

Question Library             (Watch Video)

Classlist                   (Watch Video)

User Progress          (Watch Video)

Attendance               (Watch Video

Email               (Watch Video)

Groups              (Watch Video)

Chat                 (Watch Video)

Rubrics           (Watch Video)

Course Builder            (Watch Video)

Tips and Tricks

Setting up Notifications        (Watch Video)

Pinning Course        (Watch Video)

Editing the Course Homepage          (Watch Video)

Creating Custom Widgets           (Watch Video)

Using Embed Codes in Custom Widgets           (Watch Video)

Resetting a Quiz              (Watch Video)

Creating Random Sections in Quizzes            (Watch Video

Using the Equation Editor  in online discussions

More Resources

More resources on D2L can be found on the CCCS help desk site.

Use the D2L Course Shell Checklist to make sure that your course is ready to go.