Learning Technology at Continuing Education

Desire2Learn (D2L) is the learning management system used in all of our classroom and online courses. It is web-based, and provides access to course content, supplemental materials, and discussions. Anywhere you have a reliable Internet connection, you can access your course from any device at any time.

Every course has a space in D2L.

Course information is organized into modules and submodules.

Your course access is password-protected and private.

It's easy to use!

  Watch an Introduction to D2L

Online Course Formats

Online Synchronous

Online Synchronous (live videoconferencing)

Online Synchronous courses are hosted using Zoom video conferencing software. Classes are held online in real time, at specified times and dates. Please note that times are provided in Mountain Time (MT).

While participating in a Zoom class, students can interact directly with their instructor and classmates through live conversation, text chat, and screen sharing.

Online Asynchronous

Online Asynchronous

There are two types of asynchronous courses:

  1. Instructor-led, with some live conferencing sessions

    The instruction occurs through modules with course content to follow. All assignments have deadlines, but students can choose when to participate in discussions and work on assignments. There are a few pre-scheduled live Zoom online lessons. You will see these dates in the course section notes at the time of registration.

    There is live interaction with the instructor and other students.

  2. Instructor-led, with no live conferencing

    These courses are less time-dependant. The instruction occurs through discussion boards, and modules with course content to follow. All assignments have deadlines, but students have time flexibility to participate in discussions and work on assignments. You will not see pre-scheduled live online lessons in the course section notes at the time of registration.

    There is no live interaction with the instructor and other students.


Guides and Tutorials

Getting Started

All online courses, no matter how they are delivered, are accessed through Desire2Learn (D2L).

These guides will get you logged in and ready to go...

Zoom

Zoom enables you to participate in online real-time sessions with your instructor and fellow students.

Technical Support

If the help you need isn't provided on this page, please contact Continuing Education Student Services during office hours.

Outside of regular hours, please connect with the IT Support Centre. Be sure to identify yourself as a Continuing Education student.

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