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Online Learning

Desire2Learn (D2L)

The Desire2Learn (D2L) portal offers you the opportunity to view our award-winning eLearning courses. We offer Completely Online courses through the Internet. These courses do not require students to come to the College. We also offer Blended/Hybrid courses that provide some class time and some D2L activity. Please contact your instructor for complete details. Our courses demonstrate our dedication to designing and supporting exceptional eLearning solutions for student success.

Online Education at the College

Saint Paul College is committed to providing learning opportunities to students that are free of place or time restrictions. By utilizing the latest technology, the College delivers courses at places and times that are convenient to the student. Courses delivered via the Internet using the Desire2Learn learning management system allow students and faculty to communicate regardless of the distance between them. Technology and its application allow the expansion of learning access to educational opportunities which may not be otherwise possible.

Online Course: A course where the delivery method is entirely or predominately online, where all or nearly all, course activity occurs in an online environment.

Is taking an Online Course right for me?

If you are looking for flexibility in your schedule, then online courses may be right for you. Consider exploring an online learning course if:

  • You are self-motivated, self-disciplined, and can usually get things done ahead of time.
  • You have easy access to a computer with a higher speed internet.
  • A monitor with at least 640 x 480 resolution and 256 colors or higher.
  • You are comfortable with technology and are familiar with word processing, web browsers, and other basic computer applications.
  • You are comfortable with following written instructions and rarely need instructor input.
  • You are able to communication well in writing.
  • Your personal schedule allows for extra time to spend online.

Here are some additional resources available to help you decide if taking an online course is right for you:

Take this Interactive Quiz.

Take a look at the Minnesota Online recommendations

Click here for additional questions for evaluating online programs.

Check out the University of Minnesota’s online learning assessment information.

How to Register

  1. Complete the Online Application for Admission.
  2. Request transcripts from high school (or GED scores) and official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended for submission to Enrollment Services.

Online Learning Events

Desire2Learn (D2L) Orientation Information for Spring Semester 2014

  • Online courses require access to Desire2Learn (D2L)
  • Students must log into their courses by 11:00pm, Friday, 05/30/14
  • Sessions last about 45 minutes.
  • Come early - space is limited to 20 seats!

If new to D2L, students MUST attend one of the following Online Course Orientations:

Date/Day Time Location

May 19, 2014 (Monday)

11:00am

2:00pm

Room 3205

Room 3205

May 22, 2014 (Thursday)

12:00pm

5:00pm

Room 3205

Room 3205

May 27, 2014(Tuesday)

2:00pm

6:00pm

Room 3205

Room 3205

May 28, 2014 (Wednesday)

10:00am

2:00pm

Room 3205

Room 3205

May 29, 2014 (Thursday)

12:00pm

5:00pm

Room 3205

Room 3205

May 30, 2014 (Friday)

10:00am

2:00pm

Room 3205

Room 3205

June 2, 2014 (Monday)

3:00pm

6:00pm

Room 3205

Room 3205

June 4, 2014 (Wednesday)

12:00pm

2:00pm

Room 3205

Room 3205

June 6, 2014 (Friday)

9:00am

Room 3205

June 9, 2014 (Monday)

9:00am

Room 3205

June 10, 2014 (Tuesday)

12:00pm

6:00pm

Room 3205

Room 3205

June 12, 2014 (Thursday)

2:00pm

Room 3205

June 13, 2014 (Friday)

9:00am

Room 3205

June 16,2014 (Monday)

9:00am

Room 3205

For technical assistance accessing D2L and/or D2L courses, e-mail ITHelpdesk@saintpaul.edu.

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