Course Design Sites in D2L

The D2L sites listed below are accessible through the Self Registration feature in D2L.

    1. Log into D2L
    2. Click the Self Registration link at the top of the D2L homepage.
    3. Click on the link of the site(s) you would like to enroll in and follow the registration prompts.


from on-campus to online The from ON-CAMPUS to ONLINE site is organized to compare the elements of the on-campus class to the online class. This understanding can make it easier for you to move from teaching in a traditional classroom to teaching online. The site also includes information to help you create an effective online environment for your students.

Online Course Tune-Up

Online Course Tune-up

The purpose of the ONLINE COURSE TUNE-UP site is to help you make sure that the design of your online class “environment” in D2L most effectively supports student learning.

The ONLINE COURSE TUNE-UP site includes a series of eight tune-up modules based on different areas of course design.  Each module includes:

  1. informational documents and
  2. related activities for you to carry out.  This is a facilitated site which means that the BSU Educational Developer/Instructional Designer will provide feedback on each activity that you submit to the Assignments folder.  In addition, she is available to provide just-in-time support whenever you have a question about anything in the site.

DEIA in TEACHING and LEARNING: Resource Center

DEIA in TEACHING and LEARNING The main purpose of the site is to provide resources to faculty that will help them incorporate DEIA strategies in their teaching. In addition, it is hoped that this site provides faculty, students, and staff at BSU with resources that will help them have a better understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in their classes and in their lives.


THE READING ROOM THE READING ROOM is a professional development site in D2L that includes articles available on topics of interest to educators. THE READING ROOM will continue to grow as new information becomes available. You are encouraged to let Julie Adams know if there are topics of interest not already included in THE READING ROOM. You can send her articles that you have found interesting (as Word documents or PDFs with sufficient information to cite the articles).


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What Works Well in Online Teaching

This link goes to an 11-page PDF document developed by members of the Minnesota State Faculty Development Committee.  The document includes:

  • A description of effective practices specific to instruction delivered online (online or blended/hybrid courses).
  • Guidance for new and experienced online or hybrid/blended instructors.
  • An opportunity for reflection and dialogue about online teaching.
  • An opportunity to align online courses or course components with shared standards of best practice and instructional design principles.