D2L Faculty Orientation

Desire2Learn is the e-learning system used by Slippery Rock University. Most of Slippery Rock University’s distance education courses run on the Desire2Learn Learning Management System, as well as many face-to-face courses. The Desire2Learn system allows faculty to post lectures, homework assignments, exams, conduct online discussions, and more. Desire2Learn is accessible to anyone with regular access to a PC or Mac and a reliable Internet connection.

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D2L News Items

The most basic tool in any course; quickly and easily post a message or file for your students to access.



Classlist (Roster)

Learn how to view your course roster and to quickly and easily e-mail your students.



D2L can be used to distribute a wide variety of files to your students. Upload and organize your syllabus, handouts, PowerPoints, and much more.


D2L makes collecting and grading electronic submissions easy with the Dropbox tool. The Dropbox tool also allows you to scan for plagiarism using the Turnitin service.


Discussion Board Basics

The D2L Discussions tool is favored by online instructors who wish to re-create the student-student conversation and interaction that occurs in the live classroom.



Quizzing online is easy with D2L. Program in your test questions, and D2L will grade your students’ work for you.

 Gradebook BasicsThe D2L gradebook makes posting and tabulating grades quick and easy.


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