The class you have registered for is an online,computerized
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
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 an initialized MetNet student account. To do so,
Assuming you have an initialized (MetNet) E-mail
account, go to the VirtualIHCC site (see http://depts.inverhills.edu/virtualIHCC) for
instructions on how to get into Desire2Learn (D2L).
Post an E-mail
message sent to the Technical Support address (email@example.com); it appears
in the global address list when using Outlook or Outlook Web Access too. An alternate way to make a technical support request
is to use the "Student technical help" request form on the college web site. That form doesn't require your network account
to be working in order to submit a request. While the technicians who typically monitor that mailbox focus on student technical
requests, they can easily move the request to the usual Tech Support mailbox.
If feel your situation is urgent and you need to speak with a technical support person immediately, I suggest calling
the Computer Lab. The Computer Lab is open 66 hours a week and serves as the technical support center during the evenings
and on Saturdays when the Computer Lab is open. Often, the person supervising the Computer Lab will be able to help you directly.
If not, they will be able to get you in touch with a technician, if one is available, or at least get your request for assistance
into the Tech Support mailbox. The Computer Lab phone number is on the college web site in a number of places:
Computer Lab pages: home page --> Student Resources menu --> Computer Lab link
Student Technical Help Request page: home page --> Online Inver Hills section --> Student technical
Desire2Learn login page : home page --> Online Inver Hills section --> D2L log-in link
the way, do not worry about getting behind in class.
I have set aside the first few days of class for accessing D2L!
If you need assistance, please contact me.
My E-mail is colette.wanlesssobel@GMAIL.COM; my home phone number is 530.268.3248.
"See" you soon in cyberspace.