<spring 2005 online students>
The class you have registered for is an online computer course, which means we shall be using the Internet for research,
assignments, paper submissions, and even class discussion.
The platform (software) we shall be using is D2L.
D2L, Desire2Learn, is a web-based learning program designed to help students achieve their educational goals. It provides
the student with an e-learning environment that allows the student to adapt with ease, so she / he can focus on her
/ his learning experience, not on the technology involved. Desire2Learn is a fully customizable learning management system.
It provides the student with an alternative to the traditional classroom setting, while at the same time, allowing the student
a convenient way to take courses with the flexibility of being able to do so from anywhere that she / he may have
computer access. In addition, the D2L platform builds skills in digital literacy, and important professional and life
skill in the twenty-first century.
Before you can access your online course with me, you must have your D2L student
account initialized. In order to initialze your D2L
account, you need a current and legitimate MetNet E-mail account (click to access).
Assuming you have an initialized D2L (MetNet) E-mail account, log-in to the college home page (or click here). Look for a yellow box on the left-hand side of the screen titled Online
Course Information. Click on this box and follow the instructions. If you need assistance, you can
contact the D2L tech person on campus,Terry Nelson, at firstname.lastname@example.org or me.
Do not worry about getting behind in class. I have set aside the first few days of class this week for accessing
The technology department at Inver Hills informs me that, D2L has been quirky lately, so if you encounter difficulties,
please be patient.