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Applying the D2L Course and Page Templates: Summer 2022

July 11, 2022


July 11 – July 24, 2022

Short Course


Whether you are new to online teaching and learning or an experienced user of D2L Brightspace, you can use the pre-formatted HTML Templates and Course Template as starting points when designing a new course or re-designing an existing course. The templates provide you with example materials and course layout that you may copy and edit as appropriate for your needs. This two-week short course will help you learn the skills necessary to apply and edit the provided templates.

Course Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the benefits of using an HTML template for Content pages in D2L Brightspace
  • Create a Content page in D2L Brightspace using an HTML a template
  • Modify multiple HTML elements within a Content page

Suggested Audience 

Faculty (Full-time and part-time), Instructional Designers and Technologists, and Faculty Developers/Trainers. 

Technical Skill Requirements

No prior HTML knowledge is required. However, participants will find it helpful to have some existing comfort in copying/pasting text and navigating D2L Brightspace with the ability to perform basic tasks associated with the following D2L Brightspace tools:

  • Content (creating a Module)
  • Assignments¬†(submitting to an Assignment folder)
  • Discussions¬†(creating a Thread and posting Replies)

Estimated Time Commitment 

Most participants are able to complete this course by committing 4-6 hours per week. 

Reflect on your Professional Development 

As you progress through this course, please consider how you can use the assignments as a way to highlight your work on your Professional Development Plan. Consider sharing your work with your leadership team. 

Registration Required

Use the RSVP tool below to register. Because we need time to enroll participants into the corresponding D2L Brightspace Course site, we will close RSVPs the Friday prior to the start of this course. There is a limit of 30 participants per course.

Reminders Coming:  We use the email address you provided to send you reminder emails as the event date gets closer, but we suggest you add this event to your calendar. 

Data Use

Campuses may want to know if their faculty are using the educational development resources and opportunities made available from Minnesota State to best tailor their on-campus offerings. We will provide participation information upon campus request. You may opt out of this report by contacting We plan to use your contact information to send you information about upcoming events on the NED Events Calendar for which you may be interested.

Accommodations: If you require accommodations (live captioning, etc.) to participate in this event, please send an email to the person at the bottom of this page. 

Course Location 

This course is hosted and facilitated using shared D2L Brightspace instance of Minnesota State called, MnSite. Using the RSVP tool below allows us to send you reminders about this course and share important information following the course including how to access the corresponding D2L Brightspace course site.  


Contact the facilitator Catherine Artac.


July 11, 2022
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Catherine Artac
Academic Technologies
Developing Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

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