Professional Development Center

Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Normandale is made up of three faculty members from across the college dedicated to advancing student learning through Faculty Development, Assessment, and D2L Training and Support. Here is a link to the Chalk and Pixels Blog

D2L Brightspace Help  

To make an appointment, E-Mail or call Kathleen Coate at 952-358-8617


Zoom online meeting (request a link & specific time)

Appointments available Monday-Friday, 9AM-4PM by request 

Additional support options:

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

Faculty MN State D2L Brightspace Helpdesk

D2L Brightspace Resource Center

D2L Brightspace Community

For additional D2L help, contact the help desk at 952-358-8181 or use the AskUs - Employee edition ticket system - select "Click to login" in the upper-right corner of the screen. 

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 monitor for small-group webinars


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.