Michigan State University

In-Person D2L Training Opportunities

MSU faculty, staff, and graduate students with teaching assignments have the option to sign up for in-person D2L or Zoom/Mediaspace training through the Distance Learning Services Helpdesk. See details below for course offerings and registration or for setting up a consultation.

Instructor Led Courses

Individuals may register for the following courses at http://bookings.lib.msu.edu/calendar/coursemanagement or by using the register buttons below.

D2L Introduction

This course will provide users with an overview of the key features and components of the Desire2Learn Learning Environment. Included will be instruction on activating courses, creating and managing modules and topics, as well as dropboxes, discussion forums, and quizzes/surveys, managing your classlist, and using widgets. The course will include time for questions and hands-on practice.

Your Faculty Fee Waiver benefit will be applied to D2L workshop registrations.

Wednesday March 21, 2018 from 9:00am-12:00pm
REGISTER for March 21st

Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 1:00pm-4:00pm
REGISTER for April 12th

D2L Advanced Features

Learn about specific D2L course features that can be used to enhance the online course experience, including course customization, competencies and objectives, checklists, intelligent agents, and various reporting capabilities. Tips on making courses accessible are also included. This course is intended for D2L users who want to use additional system features beyond what is covered in the Introduction and other specialized classes.

Your Faculty Fee Waiver benefit will be applied to D2L workshop registrations.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 10:00am-12:00pm
REGISTER for April 24th

D2L Assessments

This course will include quizzes, self-assessments, surveys, and dropboxes, and will cover how to create these items, access submission and statistical information for these items, and grade these items where applicable.

Your Faculty Fee Waiver benefit will be applied to D2L workshop registrations.

Thursday March 22, 2018 from 10:00am-12:00pm
REGISTER for March 22nd

D2L Gradebook

This course will include how to use the gradebook setup wizard, how to manage grades and create new grade items, how to enter grades, and how to use grading schemes. It will also include information on grading rubrics and on evaluating user progress.

Your Faculty Fee Waiver benefit will be applied to D2L workshop registrations.

Tuesday April 17, 2018 from 10:00am-12:00pm
REGISTER for April 17th


In your office or on the go, you need access to spaces that will allow you to collaborate and share ideas. ZOOM! Cloud Video Conferencing gives you the ability to create easy to use high quality video meetings and webinars, communicate with partners using Cisco, Polycom and Lifesize video conferencing systems, and easily connect with those using tablets and mobile phones. During this course you will learn to create and manage your meeting spaces, quickly communicate with participants using ZOOM! messaging, and use screen sharing to maximize the interactivity of your sessions. We will also take a look at the tools available in ZOOM! Webinar.

Revolutionize the way you store, manage, and display video and audio content with Kaltura MediaSpace. During this course we will review the features that allow MediaSpace to meet the ever-changing technology and accessibility needs of the university. From storage, to playback, to captioning and secure video management solutions. MediaSpace is your one-stop shop for media production and delivery at MSU.

Your Faculty Fee Waiver benefit will be applied to ZOOM/Mediaspace workshop registrations.

Wednesday March 14, 2018 from 10:00am-12:00pm
REGISTER for March 14th

In-person Consultation

Individuals may schedule a 1 hour in-person consultation with a full-time staff member for personalized assistance. To do so, please provide the helpdesk with multiple days and times of availability and the topic(s) of interest. The Helpdesk will review the information given and contact each requester to schedule. Consultations take place at our office at the Main Library.

If you experience difficulty registering for training courses, would like to submit a request for a consultation, or have any other questions regarding training and support for D2L, please contact the helpdesk. We can be reached by phone at 517-355-2345 (toll-free at 800-500-1554) or 517-432-6200 (select option 2) and by direct email at reachout@msu.edu, and we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.