Faculty 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 (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

Pin and Unpin Courses
Copy your Online Course
Creating Groups
Working with Grades and Viewing Student Progress
Creating Discussions Assignments
Creating Dropbox Assignments
Turnitin: Viewing Similarity Reports
News, Checklists, and Notifications
Creating and managing Quizzes
Exporting Quiz Statistics/Data for IR
Adding Respondus LockDown Browser/Monitor to a Quiz
Resolving LockDown Fixit Errors
Creating a Virtual Classroom
Working with Video Assignments
Working with Intelligent Agents
Working with the Content Tool
Creating web-based content using the HTML Editor
Using Virtual Campus Email
Working with Rubrics
Best Practices Discussion Rubric Grading
Working with the Attendance Tool
Exempting Students from a Content Topic/Activity
Running Average
Creating a Question Pool for a Quiz
Flipgrid Setup

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 Development Checklist
Online Course Module Outline


Getting Familiar with MyMediasite
How do I upload an Existing Video?
Adding Quizzes to MyMediasite Presentations
What are Private and Viewable Statuses?
How do I Share My Content? (please note, you will need to “Embed” videos to utilize quizzing and view quiz results as well as keep track who is viewing your videos)
Who’s Watching Your Content?

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

Adding Pickit to Microsoft Office

Screen-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

Sophia Rodrigue
Room A.202
Phone (979) 230-3436
Email Sophia.Rodrigue@brazosport.edu

Bryan Brown
Technical Specialist
Room A.211
Phone (979) 230-3487
Email Bryan.Brown@brazosport.edu

Angela Elder
Technical Specialist
Room A.212
Phone (979) 230-3594
Email Angela.Elder@brazosport.edu

Linda McConnell
Director, Distance Learning
Room A.203
Phone (979) 230-3368
Email Linda.Mcconnell@brazosport.edu