Manuals & Tutorials

DIstance Learning and Online Education Header image 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 ( or call 979-230-3487. If you are a student, please contact the HelpDesk at 979-230-3266 or   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 Manuals:

Course Access/Set & Go Tools
Awards Tool
Creating Groups
Copying an Online Course OR Copying Individual Course Components
News, Checklists, and Notifications
Pin and Unpin Courses
Use Scenarios for Intelligent Agent Tool
Using Virtual Campus Email
Working with Intelligent Agent Tool
You-Attend Quick Start Guide

Assessment Tools
Discussions Assignments
Discussions: Journal Based Assignments
Discussion Rubric: Best Practices
Dropbox Assignments
Dropbox Annotation Tool (video)
Flipgrid Discussion Setup
Quizzes: Creating & Managing
Quizzes: Enabling Respondus LockDown Browser
Quizzes: Respondus Monitor integration with Pearson MyLab
Quizzes: Importing a Word document or a CVS File
Quizzes: Importing using TestGen
Quizzes: Creating a Question Pool
Quizzes: Exporting Statistics/Data for IR
Resolving LockDown Browser Fixit Errors
Rubrics: Creating & Managing
Video Note
Viewing Turnitin Similarity Reports

Content Tool: Set Up
Content Tool: Using the HTML Editor
Exempting Students from a Content Topic/Activity
Tips for Facilitating Virtual Meetings to Engage Students (.ppt)
Video Assignments: Set Up & Management
Virtual Classroom: Set Up & Management
Using a Document Camera with Virtual Classroom
Zoom Meetings: Set Up & Management
Zoom Meetings: Download, Archive, Delete
Zoom Meeting: Tips & Tricks

Working with Grades and Viewing Student Progress
Running Grade Average

Configuring Your Gradebook & Setting a Running Average
Creating a Quiz Report & Viewing Stats 
Flipgrid Setup
Posting News, Creating Student Self-Checklists, and Setting up Course Notifications
The Virtual Classroom
Group Video Assignments
Setting Up and Managing the Content Tool
Using the Intelligent Agent for Auto Gegerated Reminders
Adding, Managing, and Assessing Dropbox items

Strategy Information
Using Group Projects Effectively (CMU Eberly Center)
Creating Groups & Lockers in your Online Course
Working with Groups & Using Lockers (students)

Online Quality Assurance Templates
Online Course Syllabus Template
Online Course Syllabus Template (HTML Version)
Hybrid Course Syllabus Template
Hybrid Course Syllabus Template (HTML Version)
Online Course Development Checklist
Online Course Module Outline
Online Course Assignment Template
Hybrid Course Assignment Template

Create a MyMediasite account, add video and embed into online course
Create MyMediasite Quizzes & Export Grades
Editing video using MyMediasite internal editor
How to download video to edit via ScreenCast-O-Matic

Pickit Add-On
Pickit Request Form (submit to receive invite email with username/password)

Inserting Pickit add-on to Microsoft Office
Searching & Inserting Images using Pickit

ScreenCast-O-Matic (SOM)
SOM Password Request Form (submit to access password to download/install)

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)


Office Hours
7:30 AM-5:00 PM

Matthew Siebert
Room A.201
Phone (979) 230-3436

Bryan Brown
Technical Specialist
Room A.211
Phone (979) 230-3487

Angela Elder
Technical Specialist
Room A.212
Phone (979) 230-3594

Linda McConnell
Director, Distance Learning
Room A.202
Phone (979) 230-3368