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Digital Resources

School of Natural Sciences

D2L- BrightSpace

Web-based learning management system used to offer distance education courses and to supplement some on-campus courses. For online courses as well as some in-person and paper-based distance courses, D2L is where you will find the course schedule, assignment information and will deposit your assignments in the Dropbox, access your course professor’s office hours, and utilise the discussion board.

How to use D2L:

For Teaching resources you can take a look at the following links :

https://resources.depaul.edu/teaching-commons/teaching-guides/technology/desire2learn/tools/Pages/default.aspx 

https://www.d2l.com/covid-19/teaching-resources/

Zoom

Web-based video learning system used to offer distance education courses and to supplement some on-campus courses. For online courses/distance courses, Zoom is where many synchronous class meetings take place. 

To sign up for zoom using your student/teaching account please use the following link:

Zoom Sign up

To learn how to use zoom as a student/attende, use the following links:

How to participate in a zoom meeting, in-depth

 

For teaching/host resources, please use the following links:

Education guide to getting started with Zoom

Tips and Tricks for Teachers Educating on Zoom

Microsoft Products

Both students and staff  at Laurentian University are eligible to sign up for Office 365 Education for free. Many students and educators choose to use these tools in their day to day; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Microsoft Teams, plus additional classroom tools. 

Sign up for Microsoft education products- Office 365

Google Education Products

Both students and staff at Laurentian University are able to use google education products. Many students and educators choose to use these tools in their day to day. For more information on how to use these tools, use the following links:

Google links to Google Drive usage

Getting started with Google Docs

Getting started with Google Sheets 

In-depth video on how to use google sheets

Getting started with Google Slides

Getting started with Google Meet 

Tips and Tricks for Google Drive usage