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Training for instructors

Training for instructors

The DMP provides a number of D2L Brightspace training options for staff and faculty.

Please review the list of training options below. Click for details of the training, registration and schedule (where applicable).

Registration form links can be found in the section related to the training. All training sessions require that you register to attend, except the Troubleshooting Drop-In Clinic.

If you do not see a specific date appear on the registration form, the session may already be filled.

What is a Troubleshooting Drop-in?

This is not a workshop, but 15 minutes of one-on-one time focused on addressing a specific task or challenge in the setup of your D2L course shell.

Due to the time limitations, we cannot cover an Introduction to D2L during this time, and recommend attending a workshop before coming to the drop-in.

Please set up your D2L Brightspace course shell in advance.

Year-Round Drop-in Times

NEW DATES ADDED!

Daily Drop-ins added for F17!

We're here to help you get your course ready for the start of the Fall 2017 term! Make sure you have a course shell and a task to tackle.

 

* We recommend attending an Introduction to D2L Brightspace workshop before coming to a drop-in, as the drop-ins are intended for focused tasks and not an introduction to the system.

In this 2 hour hands-on workshop, attendees will be introduced to the interface and the basic features of D2L Brightspace that will help them get started in setting up their course shells.

The topics covered include:

  • Navigating Brightspace and user settings
  • Posting announcements
  • Posting your syllabus and uploading content
  • Finding your class list and emailing your class
  • Creating Discussions
  • Making your course visible & available to students

 IMPORTANT: Our registration form requires that you are logged into your Ryerson Google account. If you are logged in with a non-Ryerson Google account, you will not be able to access the forms. Please completely log out from Google before clicking the link to the forms OR use a different web browser.

   NEW DATES HAVE BEEN ADDED FOR AUGUST & SEPTEMBER!

Private group training available

We also offer group training sessions of up to two-hours for your school or department.

  • As a group, you will learn how to get started in using D2L
  • Sessions can be customized to cover the features and tools of interest to your group.
  • Email courses@ryerson.ca to request a session for your group

Advanced D2L Brightspace training is available in one-on-one appointments or private group sessions. Please see the descriptions below for examples of training topics we can cover with you.

Grading

  • One hour hands-on sessions
  • You will learn how to set up your grade columns/items, enter grades, export/import grades and release grades to students or to RAMSS.
  • Prerequisite: we encourage attending an Introductory Hands-on training session prior to registering for this session, or have a solid working knowledge of navigating D2L’s Brightspace.
  • Dates + Registration: Note, there are currently no scheduled upcoming training sessions. contact courses@ryerson.ca to arrange a one-on-one training session.

Assignments

  • One-hour, hands-on sessions
  • You will learn how to create and manage D2L Assignments, add Turnitin functionality, grade and provide feedback and associate assignments to Grade items.
  • Prerequisite: we encourage attending an Introductory Hands-on training session prior to registering for this session, or have a solid working knowledge of navigating D2L’s Brightspace.
  • Dates + Registration:  Note, there are currently no scheduled upcoming training sessions. contact courses@ryerson.ca to arrange a one-on-one training session.

Quizzes

  • One-hour, hands-on sessions
  • You will learn how to create and grade quizzes and associate them to Grade items.
  • Prerequisite: we encourage attending an Introductory Hands-on training session prior to registering for this session, or have a solid working knowledge of navigating D2L’s Brightspace.
  • Dates + Registration:  Note, there are currently no scheduled upcoming training sessions. contact courses@ryerson.ca to arrange a one-on-one training session.

Private group training available

We also offer group training sessions of up to two-hours for your school or department.

  • As a group, you will learn how to get started in using D2L
  • Sessions can be customized to cover the features and tools of interest to your group.
  • Email courses@ryerson.ca to request a session for your group

Prefer to see a schedule of all of our training offerings? You will find all of our offerings on the calendar below, except for the private group training.

Note: All training sessions require that you register to attend, except the D2L Drop-In Clinic. Registration form links can be found in the sections above or by selecting more details in the calendar event. If you do not see a specific date appear on the registration form, the session may already be filled.