Training Opportunities

Online Training Opportunities

Minnesota Online Quality Initiative (MOQI) Webinars

This is the Minnesota State-specific coordinative group for Quality Matters: You'll be asked to register, and provide a password. The MOQI website has other information that is specific to Minnesota's implementation of the national QM organization.

The webinars are a new faculty resource starting last fall, and MOQI publishes a semester calendar of webinars. They generally last an hour, and provide links to resources used during the webinar for faculty use. The calendar of current webinars and the registration system are available here:

D2L Brightspace
D2L Brightspace (the company) has training options. They produce webinars that are also listed in the same calendar as the MOQI/SIG series, are free, and can be registered for via the same registration tool (See link, above). They are now providing webinars on more advanced D2L topics, such as rubrics, competencies, and intelligent agents.

Brightspace Community Site: . This is D2L's site, which contains a lot of information of varying kinds. On the home page, you'll see "Featured Videos". Below that, there's an option, "View All Videos". Click on that, then click on the "Instructors" tab. You'll see hundreds of videos covering any subject you might want to learn about.

D2L also has live webinars, often posted on the MOQI website, but not always. Go to: for a list of all the webinars. These are not necessarily D2L Brightspace related, but include webinars on adult learning theory, alignment of learning outcomes, etc.

Minnesota State Training Options

There are many training tutorials on the Minnesota State site. Those concerned with online learning can be reached HERE.

Minnesota State also has several self-paced courses, one of which is "Quality Online Teaching":
Use your STAR ID and password to login HERE
Click the "Self-Registration" link in the upper right corner of the screen to register for the course.

You can also "preview" the first three modules at any time. Click HERE
Enter the username: and the password: guest 2015

D2L Help

Contact Kathleen Coate to schedule an individual session to get help with D2L. You also may submit a helpdesk ticket and Sue Tischendorf is available to assist you. Sue Tischendorf works in ITS and is the D2L Administrator.

Minnesota State Helpdesk for D2L Brightspace

D2L Brightspace Resource Center

D2L Brightspace Tutorial Videos


The PDC is staffed by Kathleen Coate, (

Campus Training Opportunities

Contact us for additional training you may want/need and to schedule individual or group sessions! See Staff to contact us.

  • D2L Basics and Advanced Tools
  • Screen Capture and Video Recording
  • Gradebook
  • Active learning
  • Online Discussions
  • Course Redesign
  • Accessible Online Content
  • eFolio

State-wide Training Opportunities

Normandale employees can log in with their tech or star ID and search the statewide STARS database for any kind of software (or other) training desired that may be available at other Minnesota State campuses using the MNSU registration site located at the STARS Systemwide Training and Registration Site. Don't see a session in a topic you want or wish to teach a session? Contact our CTL Leader, Jack Norton,

STARS Training Registration System

Individual or Department sessions are also available. Get started today!

Normandale Online Ed Youtube Training Videos

Subscribe to our Normandale Online Ed Youtube channel and get email notices when new faculty or student videos are uploaded for you to link to in your courses or use for professional development!