Faculty Manuals & Tutorials

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Our Virtual Campus is more than just a course management system (Desire2Learn), it is a gate way to a variety of student support services, programs and resources that can now be accessed virtually.    If you are faculty or staff in need of assistance, please email the Distance Learning & Online Instruction Department (distancelearning@brazosport.edu) or call 979-230-3487. If you are a student, please contact the HelpDesk at 979-230-3266 or helpdesk@brazosport.edu   If you experience issues with viewing videos read the Trouble Viewing Videos section. The following manuals focus on how to work with Desire2Learn (D2L) which is our course management system used for hosting and managing online courses at Brazosport College. Faculty manuals are also available on the My Home page in D2L.  

Virtual Campus

D2L Tool Review
Copy your Online Course
Creating Groups
Setting Working with Grades and Viewing Student Progress
Deleting a Gradebook Item when Associated with a Tool
Creating Discussions Assignments 

Creating Dropbox Assignments
Enabling Upgraded Version of Turnitin for New Dropboxes
News, Checklists, and Notifications
Creating and managing Quizzes
Creating an Online Room
Working with Intelligent Agents
Working with the Content Tool
Creating web-based content using the HTML Editor
Forwarding Your D2L Email
Working with Rubrics
Adjusting Quiz Scores
Best Practices Discussion Rubric Grading
Working with the Attendance Tool

          Videos (depending on computer type, click on Windows Media or Quicktime links to view)

Attendance Tool
Copying an Online Course
Creating an Interactive Syllabus with SoftChalk: Part 1
Creating an Interactive Syllabus with SoftChalk: Part 2
Forwarding Email
Working with your Grade Book
Creating and Managing Quizzes

          Strategy Information

Communication/Interaction - D2L Tools and associated activities to promote interaction.
Creating Accessible Online Content ( ADA/Section 508)
          Online Quality Assurance Templates

Online Course Syllabus Template
Online Course Development Checklist
Online Course Module Outline


Using MyMediasite         

Adding a Video Link to the Virtual Campus         
Editing a Video Link in the Virtual Campus

Screen-O-Matic (SOM)

Installing SOM
Working with SOM  

Edit Tools (covers cutting, using overlays, inserting pauses, transitions, and  more)
Editing Help (covers editing audio, cursor highlighting, zooming, and more)
Scripted Recordings (creating scripts to lay out exactly what you want to say)

Percussion Website

Using Percussion (for faculty websites)

Trouble Viewing Videos?

You may be missing the correct player or plug-in for the browser you are using to view the video.

1. Try using a different browser. For example if you are using the Firefox browser change to Internet Explorer, or vice versa.

2. You may need to install the Windows Media Player. Install the player based on browser type:

3. Upgrade your Java based on browser type:

4. If you are a Mac user try selecting the Quicktime text link provided for the presentation as opposed to clicking on the "Play" button.

5. Depending on your browser settings, Quicktime may take a moment to load and you may need to select the play arrow to begin video.

Sophia Trevino
Room A.202
Phone (979) 230-3436
Email Sophia.Trevino@brazosport.edu
Bryan Brown
Technical Specialist
Room A.211
Phone (979) 230-3487
Email Bryan.Brown@brazosport.edu
Linda McConnell
Director, Distance Learning
Room A.203
Phone (979) 230-3368
Email Linda.Mcconnell@brazosport.edu
Office Hours
7:30 AM-5:00 PM