Professional Development Center

Computers, Software, and Technical Assistance for Employees

 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.

D2L Brightspace Basics Manual Download  Version 10.5

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Equipment available for use in the PDC

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

Professional Development Center (Rm. L1735)

D2L Faculty Training

We provide videos on the Normandale Online Ed YouTube channel, inside D2L in the Teaching With D2L Resources course, in the PDC, and watch the MNSCU Videos on the D2L v10.4 overview.

Includes demo of changes from version 10.1 to 10.3, including the following:

  • Floating Command Buttons in numerous tools
  • Dropbox
  • Discussions
  • Quizzes
  • Content

Visit the Faculty MNSCU D2L Helpdesk page for further information.


Technical Assistance

If you miss one of the scheduled training sessions, you can schedule a one-to-one appointment to get answers about D2L, online interactive media, instructional design and more. Contact one of your friendly Online Education Staff to find out more!