Faculty and Staff Assistance with D2L
Instructional Design and Innovation Center
The mission of the instructional Design and Innovation Center (IDIC) at Red Rocks Community College is to guide and support faculty and staff to integrate technology into the classroom. The center also provides individual assistance with developing and designing online and hybrid courses in Desire2Learn (D2L).
D2L and Instructional Technology Training
The eLearning and Instructional Technology department provides a variety of in-person and online trainings to faculty and staff. The professional development schedule is available in The Rock using the ‘Faculty tab’ or in the D2L Course Homepage under the Instructor Information Widget. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org for the current professional development schedule.
Modify Start and/or End Date of D2L Courses
Students have access to D2L on the first day of your class following the Red Rocks academic calendar. After your course has ended, students will typically have access to D2L for an additional two weeks for 15-week and one week for 8 and 9 week courses. Modifying the course start/end date(s) will allow students access to your D2L course early and/or extend access. Please note: If you modify course start dates to allow student early access, they will have access to any content/materials available in D2L that has not been restricted.
Access: To request a D2L course be cross-listed please fill out the form located in The Rock using the ‘Faculty tab’ or in the D2L Course Homepage under the Instructor Information Widget and click on the form Modify Start and/or End Date of D2L Courses.
D2L Cross-Listed Courses
Teaching multiple course sections within the same D2L course shell is called cross-listing. For example, an instructor who teaches three sections of ENG121 (CRNS 12345, 12346, 12347) might combine all sections into one course shell. Another example is cross-listing a course from different departments - such as PSY227 and SOC237. In both cases, an instructor should fill out the online cross-listing request form as soon as possible before the start of term to request that courses be cross-listed.
Access: To request D2L courses be cross-listed please fill out the form located in The Rock using the ‘Faculty tab’ or in the D2L Course Homepage under the Instructor Information Widget.