LMS Update


Preparing for the Purging of Courses in D2L (April 21, 2014)

Preparing for the D2L Upgrade (May 10, 2014)

What's New in D2L 10.3

Online Rooms (Blackboard Collaborate)

D2L Quickstart (PDF)


D2L Goes Mobile

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Instructional Design & Web Technologies Workshop Schedule

Instructional Design & Web Technologies department offers a wide variety of workshops. Please  let us know if you have a specific topic you would like covered!

Register via email at idwt@ship.edu. Please include the name and date of the workshop in your email.

We're available for individual consultations!

Need help? Please call and we will schedule a session with you.

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Importing Quiz Questions

For quiz questions some instructors may want to use "test banks" provided by textbook publishers or existing Word documents. If properly formatted, files containing test and quiz questions can be imported directly into Desire2Learn, bypassing the need to copy and paste questions individually.  However, other files must first be converted into a document format that D2L will recognize. 

Publisher Software: Please contact Donna at x3439.


Respondus is a program that can convert files for use in D2L. Before converting questions from a test bank file with Respondus, place them in a document with the correct formatting.  The document must be saved as an .rtf or .txt file type.

Respondus has excellent resources on their website:

Respondus Quick Start Guide
Respondus: Formatting Questions
Respondus Demo: Publishing a Quiz in D2L
Respondus Test Bank Network