Instructional Design & Web Technologies


The staff of Instructional Design & Web Technologies welcomes you to our web site. We've developed and gathered material to help support you in your classroom teaching. Please peruse our site and tell us what you think. If you haven't found what you are looking for please email us at We offer individual consultations as well as individualized, departmental and scheduled workshops.

Hours of Operation: Daily 8am to 4:30pm
Location: Lower Level Lehman Library Rooms 14 -15

Teaching Online Certification Course 

Are you planning to teach online at Ship for the first time? Be sure to complete the required Teaching Online Certification Course (TOCC), if you haven’t already done so.  TOCC is a five week fully online training.  The next session is scheduled to begin on May 14, 2015 and end on June 21, 2015.  Faculty scheduled to teach online for the first time in Summer or Fall 2015 will be given first preference for a limited number of seats in the training course.

To register for this training, please email

About the Course

TOCC has been developed collaboratively between Shippensburg, Clarion, Kutztown, Lock Haven, and California Universities. Successful completion of this course satisfies Article 42 C.2. of the collective bargaining agreement.  Faculty who have not previously taught an online course (80% or more online) at Ship must complete TOCC.  This includes faculty who have taught online at other Universities.  This 5-week totally online course provides instructors with a student’s perspective, guidance on designing an online course, and instructions for using the various D2L tools. This is not a self-paced course.  Participants will be required to read course materials, participate in weekly discussion boards, collaborate in a group project, and develop content relevant to their own online course. In order to complete the activities and course development exercises, participants must have a course they are scheduled (or planning) to teach online within the next year.  The time commitment will be approximately 10 hours/week depending on your familiarity with D2L.  We hope that all participants will look at this experience as positive and beneficial to successfully developing their online course.

D2L Frequently Asked Questions

D2L Continuous Upgrade for July Complete - 10.5

The continuous delivery upgrade for July has been completed of PASSHE's D2L environment from version 10.4 to version 10.5.

The basic functionality of D2L remains the same in version 10.5, but there are some user interface changes associated with this upgrade. Information about interface changes and additional functionality in D2L version 10.5 is available at:

Any questions or concerns should be directed to