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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Desire2Learn (D2L) Student Orientation - Tutorial Overview

What is Desire2Learn?

The D2L system allows for greater access to course materials and provides the opportunity for communication outside the classroom in a virtual online environment.The document below provides an overall orientation to Desire2Learn.

Getting Started with D2L

Click here to Learn how to begin using D2L.

Tutorial Overview

This tutorial is designed to provide you with an overview on how to use Shippensburg University's D2L Course Management System and will take you through the process of initially acquiring your email username and through using the basic features in the D2L Course Management System.

Please note that your professor has complete control over the content placed in your D2L class site. Your professor will indicate how often you should check D2L and what content will be made available in D2L. Some information that you might find in the D2L course site may include:

  1. Announcements
  2. Syllabus
  3. Discussion Questions
  4. Quizes or Exams
  5. Instructor Information such as office hours and her/his phone number
  6. Course Content: PowerPoint files, class notes, short videos and/or external links

Using this Tutorial

We suggest completing each section of the tutorial as follows:

  • Read each section,
  • View the video if available.
  • Perform the action in your own browser window (if applicable).

Basic Skills

You should have the following basic skills before using D2L:

  • Download/Upload files from the Internet using a web browser and save them to your hard or thumb (flash) drive.
  • Use/Complete an online form.

System Requirements and Recommendations 

Click Here to View the Technology Requirements Page