What is Desire2Learn?

Desire2Learn Features

    • Discussion Area (Asynchronous)Have threaded discussions where students can respond at their convenience.
    • Chat  Area (Synchronous)
      • Communicate Live with your students
      • Great for online office hours
    • Online Quizzes
      • Auto grading Feature
      • Many test banks can be imported in to D2L
    • Gradebook
      Weighted or Points based grading
      • Cumulative grades available to students throughout the semester
    • Email all students at once
    • Monitor students time in D2L
    • Add Content
      • Upload Documents (Word, pdf, etc.)
      • Create New Documents Online
      • Imbed YouTube Videos
      • Link to external website resources
  • Dropbox
    • Have students turn in their assignmen
      ts online
  • Create Group for Projects
    • Shared Discussion Areas
    • Group locker to house shared documents
    • Group dropbox folder
    • s so students can turn assignments in as a group
    • Ability to gr
      ade items as a group or individually


Desire2Learn is an LMS. A Learning Management System (LMS) is software program that manages learning. An LMS manages the courses and users, holds course content, allows for testing, displays grades, and provides a class list.

Additionally, an LMS offers a secure environment by requiring a login process. The LMS holds the content and tools of an online course. Flathead Valley Community College’s current platform is Desire2Learn.  Any instructor at FVCC can use D2L to manage their course information regardless if the course is taught online or not.


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Last modified: March 21, 2013