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Applying the D2L Course and Page Templates: Summer 2023

May 24

NED: Academic Technologies

May 24 – June 11, 2023

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. There is a limit of 30 participants per course.

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.

Reminder Coming:  We use the email address you provide to send a calendar appointment to remind you of the start date of this short course.

Accommodations: If you require accommodations to participate in this event, please send an email to the facilitator at the bottom of this page.

Course Location 

This course is hosted and facilitated using the D2L Brightspace instance of Minnesota State called, MnSite. 


May 24
Event Category:




Academic Technologies
Developing Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

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