Faculty Development


Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Normandale is made up of six faculty members from across the college dedicated to advancing student learning by helping colleagues refine their teaching.  Here is a link to the Chalk and Pixels Blog


D2L Brightspace Help

If you need help with D2L Brightspace, here are links to online support from MNSCU and Brightspace:

Faculty MNSCU D2L Brightspace Helpdesk

D2L Brightspace Resource Center

D2L Brightspace Community


Professional Development Center (PDC)

The Professional Development Center (PDC) provides Normandale employees with services to help learn new technology skills, discover new ideas for creating engaging content, and use tools to be more efficient in your job. Small group and individual training takes place in this space located in the basement of the Library building (L1735). 

Equipment available for use in the PDC

  • Windows 7 computers
  • High definition scanners
  • SMART Sympodium
  • Color LaserJet printer
  • SD/MMC Card Reader 

Professional Development Center (Rm. L1735)


D2L Brightspace Basics Manual

D2L Brightspace Basics Manual Download  Version 10.5

The D2L Brightspace Basics Manual is a living document and is changed often. Have suggestions for inclusions? Send them to us!


Technical Assistance

You can schedule an appointment to get answers about D2L, online interactive media, instructional design and more. Contact the Online Education Staff to find out more.