D2L Introduction Video!

By: Jennifer Blankenship, student at MSU

Helpful Tips!

How do I know what to do?

Many online students feel a bit lost at first. Don't be afraid to explore.

Read, read, and read some more! In addition to the course lessons, your instructor will provide you with a syllabus, instructions, expectations, announcements, and reminders. It's important to read everything and keep your eyes open for directives from your instructor.

The structure and look of courses vary.

Some schools require courses to have a consistent look and organization. Some do not. Expect that courses will vary in how they are structured because each instructor teaches differently. Courses commonly include a combination of the following elements:

Syllabus | Announcements | Calendar | Communication Tools | Grades | Course Lessons | Lectures | Tests | Assignments | Multimedia

Where are the tools?

Instructors can place links to tools in convenient locations. An instructor might provide a link to a discussion within a folder, right next to a reading assignment for that discussion. Alternatively, an instructor might place a link to the entire discussion tool in the course menu.

This flexibility enables instructors to design courses that are easy to for you to navigate, but might require a bit of a learning curve as you get used to each course. Don't hesitate to ask your instructor if you can't locate a tool.

How-To Guides!

Account Settings

Assignment Instructions




Email Introduction

ePortfolio Learner Guide

Gradebook Introduction

Lenova Camera Guide

Locate Courses

Login and Password

Navigating Content

Navigating D2L

News Items



Quiz Instructions

Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor

Setting Up Your Profile

Tips For Successful Online Learning

Troubleshooting Common Issues

Zoom Instructions

For information on distance education at Midwestern State University, please contact the Distance Education Department at 940-397-4785, or via email at pamela.morgan@msutexas.edu.