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Preparing for D2L


Commerce is gearing up for the transition from Blackboard to D2L (Desire2Learn). To prepare the way, a series of Technology Tuesday events have been scheduled:

July 6th - D2L: How It Works

This session will provide you will a thorough understanding of how the various elements in D2L operate. You will see how existing courses have been successfully copied from Blackboard to D2L

July 20th - D2L Basics

There are three basic functions of D2L that will be covered in this session:

  1. Uploading documents.
  2. Use of course cartridges.
  3. E-mail.

In this short session, you will learn the basics of D2L. Links to documentation, videos and hands-on training will be provided.

Both events will be taking place in the CNA 405 computer labs (no food or drinks please). The events will start at 9 a.m. and run a little longer than the regular Technology Tuesdays.

For more information, and to RSVP please visit the Technology Tuesdays page.

IDD is running a specialized staff training for D2L (D2L Fundamentals for Staff Training) on July 9th. If you are a Commerce member of staff and world like to attend please get in touch.

Desire2Learn Community

Lastly, D2L documentation is available on D2L’s website. This documentation will be available in a customized format on DePaul’s website, but you can access the original documentation by enrolling in the Desire2Learn Community:

  • Go to
  • Click on “Enrollment” (top right hand corner of page)
  • Enter your First Name
  • Enter your Last Name
  • Enter your Work E-mail Address
  • Enter your Organization Name (DePaul University)
  • Enter your Type of Organization (Higher Education)
  • Enter your Role (Administration, Instruction or Other)
  • Then click on “Submit”
  • Once you have your username and password, you can log into the system and then read the documentation for the D2L Learning Environment:
  • Click on “Documentation”
  • Click on “frameless Desire2Learn help”
  • Click on Learning Environment

(the site also contains a wealth of videos and tutorials)

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