Thank you for visiting National Louis University's, Office of Information Technology (OIT) website for its online campus, Desire2Learn. Click on the links below to view short videos and access PDF guides that explain how to use Desire2Learn (D2L). Select one of the menu's below to access its resources.
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The following video orientations are designed to not only introduce you to your new Online Campus but to help you succeed as an online student. Learn specific tips and strategies to get the most out of your online course.
- NLU Online Campus (D2L) Student Orientation
In this video you'll learn how to log in, set up your personal preferences, and navigate the NLU Online Campus.
- Online Learning Student Orientation
The NLU Student Online Orientation provides strategies for how to succeed as an online learner. In addition, you will learn about many of the academic and technical resources NLU has available for students.
Every class at NLU Online Campus is unique. Your instructor will select the tools most appropriate for your course content. In your course you may be required to use communication tools such as forums or chat, and assessment tools such as quizzes or assignments. Below you will find helpful how-to guides and videos for some of the most popular Online Campus tools.
Getting Started with D2L Student Guide:
Learn how to access courses, email, view, print and download course materials
NLU Guide: Student Getting Started D2L Quick Guide (PDF)
D2L Guide: "Get Started Guide"
Browser and System Requirements:
Learn which browsers and system settings work with D2L
NLU Guide: Quick Guide Browser System D2L Requirements (PDF)
Your D2L Account Settings:
Learn how to adjust your D2L settings and preferences
NLU Guide: Account Settings and D2L Help Guide (PDF)
D2L Guide: Settings Guide (Web Page)
NLU Video: AccountSettings (Video)
Learn to locate, post, reply and add attachments to the discussion board
NLU Guide: Discussion Board Guide Student
D2L Guide: Discussion Guide (Web Page)
NLU Video: Discussion Board (Video)
Learn how to use the chat tool to set up a private or public chat
NLU Guide: (PDF)
D2L Guide: Chat Guide (Web Page)
Use the classlist to view who is enrolled in the course, send emails, and more
NLU Guide: (PDF)
D2L Guide: Classlist Guide (Web Page)
Learn how to view feedback and a score on a quiz in D2L:Quiz Feedback Guide for Students
If you need assistance with D2L you can call the NLU Helpdesk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week toll free at 1-866-813-1177 or at extension x4357 if you are on campus. You can also email your questions to the Helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are having any problems logging your online course, make sure to contact the NLU Technical Support Help Desk.
In this Online Campus demonstration course, you will learn how to submit assignments, access course content, and attempt quizzes in a safe online practice environment. Dive in and gain the experience you need to be successful in any of your online or blended classes!
To access the demonstration course go to https://d2l.nl.edu/
To enter the demonstration course: