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D2L Student Orientation

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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.

A Welcome and Overview of D2L for Students

All about signing-in and navigating your courses.


Navigating the “Content” area of a D2L Course

The “Content” button in a course is where you will find most of the course materials and instructions. This view discusses how to navigate the Content of a course.



The Dropbox area of your D2L course is used when your instructor assigns a paper, essay, or other writing assignment, and you must submit your document electronically.


Classlist & Grades

Keep track of who your classmates are, and your current progress in the course.


Taking a Quiz

Taking a quiz online is often a source of anxiety. This video will show you everything you need to know for a successful experience.

Discussion Board

A popular feature in most online courses, the D2L Discussion tool allows you to post messages and interact with your fellow online students.

Written by SRU Ed Tech

July 22, 2011 at 6:12 pm

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  1. Thank you for this orientation! I am much more at ease after viewing these!

    Lori Krol

    August 29, 2011 at 5:15 pm

  2. I was looking for instructions on adding photos to my introduction post. I can copy and paste my words, but my pictures from my word document do not show up. If I try to upload photo, I get a message about alternative text. I do not want to add the pictures as attachments. I want them right in the narrative. Please help!

    Kate Wilson

    August 31, 2011 at 3:23 am

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