Teaching with Technology Tutorials

Welcome! On this website you will find an extensive list of practical, step-by-step tutorials for faculty about D2L and Google Apps for Education at Portland State University.

You can search for tutorials by using the search bar to the right. If you cannot find an answer to your question, you can request help (menu on the right) or submit an idea for a new tutorial on our site (feedback forum below). 

For student tutorials, please visit this linkFor additional resources about teaching and learning, please visit the web resources on the website of the Office of Academic Innovation


Knowledge Base

  1. D2L Getting Started 

    1. Changes in D2L with the new 10.2 version
    2. D2L Getting Started Overview
    3. Activating a Course
    4. Adding a TA, Another Instructor, or a Student
    5. Checklist for Reusing a Previous D2L Course
  2. D2L Content Management 

    1. D2L Content Management Overview
    2. Content - Creating a Module
    3. Content - Adding an Overview Description
    4. Content - Creating a Blank File
    5. Content - Uploading Files
  3. D2L Discussions 

    1. D2L Discussions Overview
    2. Discussions - Creating New Forums and Topics
    3. Discussions - Options
    4. Discussions - Group Restrictions
    5. Discussions - Grading
  4. D2L Dropbox 

    1. D2L Dropbox Overview
    2. Dropbox Tool - Creating New
    3. Dropbox - Grading and Feedback
  5. D2L Grades 

    1. D2L Grades Overview
    2. Grades - Setting up your Gradebook
    3. Grades - Grade Items
    4. Grades - Settings
  6. D2L Quizzes 

    1. D2L Quizzes Overview
    2. Quiz Tool - Creating New
    3. Quizzes- Adding and Editing Questions
    4. Quizzes- Importing
    5. Quizzes- Previewing
  7. D2L Other Topics & Tools 

    1. D2L Mail
    2. Calendar - Setting Due Dates
    3. Calendar- Recurring Events
    4. Checklist Tool
    5. Classlist Tool
  8. Google + 

    1. Activating your Pdx.edu Google + Account
    2. How to create a Google Circle for your course
  9. Youtube Videos 

    1. How to Upload, Share, and Record Videos on YouTube
    2. Using CaptionTube to create captions for your YouTube video
    3. Accessing Closed Captioning for YouTube Videos
  10. Blogger & Google Sites 

    1. Creating a Simple Blog or ePortfolio in Google Blogger
    2. Adding a header image to your Google blog
    3. Permissions and transferring ownership of your Google blog
  11. Google Hangouts 

    1. Accepting a Google Hangout
    2. Creating, Recording and Sharing a Google Hangout on Air
  12. Google Drive 

    1. Using Google Drive to work on a group project
  13. Video Production 

    1. Canon VIXIA HF M500 Video Camera: Setting the White Balance
    2. Canon VIXIA MF M500 Video Camera: Setting the Camera to record in MP4 Mode
  14. All articles 

    1. Activating your Pdx.edu Google + Account
    2. How to Upload, Share, and Record Videos on YouTube
    3. Creating a Simple Blog or ePortfolio in Google Blogger
    4. Accepting a Google Hangout
    5. Using Google Drive to work on a group project
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