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One Stop Faculty Resources

Resources to help you Teach Online

Online Faculty Resources from COTE
Set up an Online Course in D2L

Quick Start Guide (watch the video) to Setting up a Course in D2L. Below are the Four Most Basic Things You Must Do (D2L Course Template: this is a zipped file)

1. Upload a Syllabus 

Prior to uploading any file into D2L, you must create module. 

Then you can upload your syllabus (or any file):

2. Set up Assignments 

Assignments are anything you want them to be. What D2L provides is a way for students to submit their work to you, and for you to grade them online.

3. Use Email 

D2L has its own email, separate from the Lone Star email. It is recommended that you use the D2L email for your online or hybrid class. Unlike the Lone Star Email, students cannot forward their D2L email to another email server. This eliminates the possibility of students claiming that another email server lost their mail. In addition, if you want, you can have your students submit their work to you via email.
Send email in D2L
Read email in D2L

4. Set up a Gradebook‚Äč

Using the D2L gradebook serves several functions. First, students can see what their progress grades are, without having to ask you. Second, D2L does the math calculations for you. And third, a nearly permanent record is kept of student grades.  There are three basic steps to setting up a gradebook: create categories, choose a grading system, and add grade columns.
1. Create categories: 
2. Difference between Weighted and Points:
3. Set up a Weighted System Gradebook:
4. Add a Grade Column:


Course Conversion to Online Protocols - LSC-Intranet site (need your LSC credentials to log in)
Online Teaching Certification
Move your course online:
New to Online?
Online Faculty Handbook

Additional Resources

Additional Resources

Additional Resources
Faculty Online Training

Report an IT Problem here

On Demand faculty training 

Email the Virtual Teaching Assistance Center:

Email the Office of Technology Services: