EDC Home Contact Information

If you are faculty or staff and need assistance, please contact Bryan Brown, our Technical Specialist in the EDC at 979-230-3487. If you are a student, please contact the HelpDesk at 979-230-3266 or helpdesk@brazosport.edu

If you experience issues with viewing videos read the Trouble Viewing Videos section.

The following manuals focus on how to work with Desire2Learn (D2L) which is our course management system used for hosting and managing online courses at Brazosport College. Faculty manuals are also available on the My Home page in D2L after January 9, 2013.


D2L Tools Overview
Online Course Request and Development Process
Copying your Online Course
Creating an Interactive Syllabus
Forwarding Email in Desire2Learn
News, Checklists & Notifications
Working with your Grade book
Using and Managing the Pager
Editing your Profile, Adding an Image and Viewing Student Profiles
Creating and Managing Quizzes
Adjusting Quiz Scores
Creating Discussions & Dropbox Assignments
Working with the Intelligent Agent Tool
Creating Groups

Strategy Information

Communication/Interaction - D2L Tools and associated activities to promote interaction.
Creating Accessible Online Content (ADA/Section 508)
Responding to Tough Student Emails (short article by Michael Braun, University of Wisconsin)
Managing an Online Course (10 minute YouTube video by Curt Bonk, University of Indiana)


Copying an Online Course: Windows Media | Quicktime
Creating an Interactive Syllabus with SoftChalk: Part 1: Windows Media | Quicktime
Creating an Interactive Syllabus with SoftChalk: Part 2: Windows Media | Quicktime
Forwarding Email: Windows Media | Quicktime
Working with your Grade Book: Windows Media | Quicktime
Creating and Managing Quizzes: Windows Media | Quicktime

Trouble Viewing Videos?

You may be missing the correct player or plug-in for the browser you are using to view the video.

1. Try using a different browser. For example if you are using the Firefox browser change to Internet Explorer, or vice versa.

2. You may need to install the Windows Media Player. Install the player based on browser type:

3. Upgrade your Java based on browser type:

4. If you are a Mac user try selecting the Quicktime text link provided for the presentation as opposed to clicking on the "Play" button.

5. Depending on your browser settings, Quicktime may take a moment to load and you may need to select the play arrow to begin video.

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