Desire2Learn for Higher Education Cookbook

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  • Copy course materials from another class or previous semester
  • Customize your course navigation bar
  • Create a visually appealing course theme
  • Quickly reorganize an existing course
  • Embed videos from YouTube and other websites
  • Create and display your own screencasts
  • Make your content more mobile-friendly
  • Streamline the quiz creation process
  • Archive a copy of your final grades
  • Monitor student participation

Creating an engaging online or web-enhanced class in the Desire2Learn Learning Environment doesn't have to be difficult. The easy-to-follow recipes in this cookbook guide you through everything from getting your course ready for students to calculating final grades.

"Desire2Learn for Higher Education Cookbook" offers recipes that will help you set up, customize, and conduct your online courses -- whether you're new to the system or a seasoned D2L user. The recipes are written for version 10 of the learning suite, although many of the examples are also applicable for version 9.4.

The cookbook is organized around tasks that instructors address during a typical semester, starting with a basic course setup and working towards calculating final grades.

Early recipes focus on creating a personalized learning environment by helping you customize the look and feel of your course and its content. Other recipes in the cookbook teach you how to integrate your favorite multimedia and social networking sites. Later chapters offer recipes for productivity in several of the learning environment's tools.

"Desire2Learn for Higher Education Cookbook" is filled with screenshots and detailed steps to increase your productivity when working in the learning environment to create and facilitate your online courses.

  • Customize the look and feel of your online course, integrate graphics and video, and become more productive using the learning environment's built-in assessment and collaboration tools
  • Recipes address real world challenges in clear and concise step-by-step instructions, which help you work your way through technical tasks with ease
  • Detailed instructions with screenshots to guide you through each task
Page Count 206
Course Length 6 hours 10 minutes
ISBN 9781849693448
Date Of Publication 23 Nov 2012


Brandon Ballentine

Brandon Ballentine is an Instructional Technologist in East Tennessee. He is a D2L system administrator and provides faculty training on D2L and other educational tools. Brandon also teaches workshops on iOS Application Development and Mobile Web Design. Prior to working in the educational technology field, Brandon developed and managed interactive technologies for a financial institution. Brandon has a Master's degree in English from East Tennessee State University. In his free time, he enjoys travelling and photography. To learn more about Brandon and his latest projects, visit