D2L | Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, Pennsylvania


Help Guides

We aggregated help guides from the D2L community to help you find what you’re looking for quickly. 

If you don’t find what you’re looking for, contact ctlFREEWESTMORELAND, and we’ll not only find it for you, but we’ll add it to the list.

Modcast Series

This video series was developed by the Center for Teaching and Learning to cover basic course design and provide simple explanations for the tools in D2L. Only one episode is longer than ten minutes, and although the videos are presented in an “episodical” order, they can be viewed independently of each other based on what you need.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a growing list of questions that the Center for Teaching and Learning receives each semester.

Faculty Training

The Center for Teaching and Learning developed D2L training that all teaching faculty are required to complete.

The program consists of five Levels, and faculty are required to complete Levels 1, 2, and 3 before teaching their first course. They will continue with Levels 4 and 5 within their first year of teaching (or sooner if they choose).

It is recommended that faculty complete the Levels online as this provides not only an instructor's perspective of an online course page but a student's perspective of an online experience as well.

For approved non-lead assisting instructors (e.g., lab assistants or clinical instructors)

  • Identify D2L menus and pages
  • Locate and use communication and grading tools
  • Develop a basic course and gradebook structure
  • Identify D2L menus and pages
  • Locate and use activity, communication, and grading tools
  • Develop a basic course and gradebook structure
  • Differentiate between the two ways of associating course activities with gradebook items
  • Develop a basic course and gradebook structure
  • Analyze apply gradebook layout settings and calculation methods
  • Explore course activity settings
  • Discover importing options to add and create course content
  • Assess course activities using various grading methods
  • Analyze static and dynamic course reports
  • Devise strategies for creating and managing course engagement
  • Generate accessibility-compliant materials using basic text-formatting
  • Revise materials and instructions to be accessible to everyone and free from redundancy
  • Develop engaging discussions that promote learning and community
  • Use tools and settings that proactively create a supportive environment
  • Recognize and resolve course-related technical issues
  • Implement creative delivery methods when providing video resources
  • Use efficient evaluation practices that provide quality and timely feedback
  • Design strategic course paths to improve student performance
  • Recognize common setup patterns throughout D2L