As we began our semesters and new courses for the 2013 year, we also began the planning and implementation of our new learning management system, “Desire2Learn (D2L)”. An implementation team kicked off their first meeting with D2L staff on Friday, Jan. 11th and are already working through the process to get our D2L environment configured and running to begin testing in February and throughout the spring semester. Another team of individuals (faculty and online education support staff) are gathering as a “training team”. This team will attend train-the-trainer sessions provided on-site by D2L, Feb. 14th & 15th. They will be working with Sue Taylor-Owens on creating online training modules, as well as providing face-to-face training opportunities for the campus later in the spring and summer.
To help facilitate the communication to our campuses on the progress of this important transition to Desire2Learn, we have created a blog that you can access at: http://blog.washburn.edu/d2l/ to find more information about the Desire2Learn implementation, teams, timelines, training, migration strategy, and more. We hope that you join us in this exciting change to Desire2Learn and the new opportunities for our campuses for online learning!