Resources for Faculty Teaching Online

Brightspace (D2L) Help

Get help with passwords and logging in. See Brightspace (D2L) help files. Learn how to get started. See FAQs. Learn about email in Brightspace (D2L). See information about downtimes and scheduled maintenance. Do tutorials. See archived webinars. Learn about Respondus and StudyMate Author software. Check out the D2L survey results. Call and talk to a human being. Get help.

Faculty Workshops and Learning Opportunities

Register for free 30- or 90- minute workshops to learn more about the features of Brightspace (D2L). Gain skills in course design. Arrange for an individual or small group consultation. Complete the "Teaching Online Program" and earn a certificate of completion. More.

Ten Ways to Make Your D2L Courses More Accessible

Accessible course design means designing your D2L course so that all students, including those with disabilities, can access the material and participate in it successfully. Students with disabilities may use special browsers or software to interact with your D2L course. Screen readers, for example, read the contents of a Web page or document aloud. If your course is accessibly designed, disabled students can use their software to interact with the material. More.

Accessible Course Design

Accessible course design supports the needs of all learners to participate fully and effectively in a course. Learn how to organize a course effectively, to set release conditions and special access to support students with different needs, meet web content accessibility standards, refer students to accessibility resources, and use accessible HTML templates. Authored by Brightspace (D2L).

Teaching Online Program (TOP)

Preparing Faculty for Online Teaching
Montana State Online is committed to providing faculty with support to successfully teach and deliver an online course and is making available an introductory Teaching Online Program to help faculty prepare for that success.

Resources for Teaching with Technology

Technology-based tools and resources to help you improve and enhance your teaching. Learn more about course development, pedagogy, open courseware and learning objects, assessment and evaluation, copyright, research, and MSU policies. Includes readings, bibliographies, self-assessments, grading rubrics, guiding principles, and free digital course content.

Brightspace (D2L) Instructor Tools

Help with Accessibility, Attendance, Binder, Book Management, Calendar, Chat, Checklist, Classlist, Competencies, Content, Course Administration, Course Builder, Course Design Accelerator, Discussions, Dropbox, Email, and more.

Excellence in Online Teaching Award

Scott Powell
Scott Powell, winner of the 2015 Excellence in Online Teaching Award.
The MSU Excellence in Online Teaching Award was presented to individuals who have provided outstanding teaching, course development, mentoring of students, and service to online education. This award recognized those who have made significant contributions to credit or noncredit programs through inspirational online teaching. Candidates were nominated by online students and reviewed by the MSU Online Advisory Committee, including a student representative.