Faculty Resources

Minimum Requirements

We have developed a Faculty Quick Start Guide that will help you set up your D2L shell (course) with the minimum requirements. More details on each requirement is listed below:

  1. Updating Contact Information (PDF) - Learn how to update your contact information in the Welcome widget of the course homepage. (Watch Video)
  2. Adding a Welcome Announcement (PDF) (Watch Video) - Learn how to create a welcome announcement for students in the News section of the course homepage.
  3. Managing Files (PDF) (Watch Video) - 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.
  4. Linking the Syllabus and Schedule in Content (PDF) (Watch Video) - 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. 
  5. Creating Syllabus and Schedule Links on the Homepage (PDF) (Watch Video) - 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.

D2L Gradebook

One of the minimum requirements for your D2L shell is to set up the gradebook and post grades for students to view. Learn everything from setting up your gradebook (points or weighted system) to releasing final grades for students. Below is a list of documents, each accompanied by a video demonstration:

Accessible Templates and Forms

Thanks to the hard work of the eLearning team and the online advisory committee, we now have accessible syllabi templates. We also have a 4 page review form that was designed by the online advisory committee and is used to review online courses.

Other Tools

The eLearning team has prepared documents that will help you understand and set up the most commonly used tools in your course. Below is a list of these tools:

Special Topics

More Resources

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

Use a Course Checklist (PDF) to make sure that your course is ready to go.