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

D2L Help - Drop-in hours in L1735: (appointments not necessary, but recommended)
Monday, 9am-11am and 1:30-3pm
Tuesday, 9am-4pm
Wednesday, 9am-11am
Thursday, 9am-4pm

D2L Help by appointment only:
Tuesday, 4-6pm
Wednesday, 2:30-6pm
Friday, 3pm-4pm

Friday Coffee Fix: 
Specific training sessions from  10-12 & 1-3 most Fridays. 
Check Chalk & Pixels for complete schedule.


Here are links to online support from Minnesota State and Brightspace:

Faculty MN State 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

  • "iMac"
  • Windows 10 computers (1 with Camtasia Studio)
  • Large screen monito for small-group webinars

Professional Development Center (Rm. L1735)



Technical Assistance

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