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Faculty Manuals & Tutorials

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Our Virtual Campus is more than just a course management system (Desire2Learn), it is a gate way to a variety of student support services, programs and resources that can now be accessed virtually.    If you are faculty or staff in need of assistance, please email the Distance Learning & Online Instruction Department ( or call 979-230-3487. If you are a student, please contact the HelpDesk at 979-230-3266 or   If you experience issues with viewing videos read the Trouble Viewing Videos section. The following manuals focus on how to work with Desire2Learn (D2L) which is our course management system used for hosting and managing online courses at Brazosport College. Faculty manuals are also available on the My Home page in D2L.  

Virtual Campus

Copy your Online Course
Creating Groups
Working with Grades and Viewing Student Progress
Creating Discussions Assignments

Creating Dropbox Assignments
Enabling Upgraded Version of Turnitin for New Dropboxes
News, Checklists, and Notifications
Creating and managing Quizzes
Creating a Virtual Room
Working with Video Assignments 
Working with Intelligent Agents
Working with the Content Tool
Creating web-based content using the HTML Editor
Using Virtual Campus Email
Working with Rubrics
Best Practices Discussion Rubric Grading
Working with the Attendance Tool


          Strategy Information


          Online Quality Assurance Templates

Online Course Syllabus Template
Online Course Development Checklist
Online Course Module Outline


Using MyMediasite         

Screen-O-Matic (SOM)

Installing SOM
Working with SOM  

Edit Tools (covers cutting, using overlays, inserting pauses, transitions, and  more)
Editing Help (covers editing audio, cursor highlighting, zooming, and more)
Scripted Recordings (creating scripts to lay out exactly what you want to say)

Percussion Website

Using Percussion (for faculty websites)

Trouble Viewing Videos?

You may be missing the correct player or plug-in for the browser you are using to view the video.

1. Try using a different browser. For example if you are using the Firefox browser change to Internet Explorer, or vice versa.

2. You may need to install the Windows Media Player. Install the player based on browser type:

3. Upgrade your Java based on browser type:

4. If you are a Mac user try selecting the Quicktime text link provided for the presentation as opposed to clicking on the "Play" button.

5. Depending on your browser settings, Quicktime may take a moment to load and you may need to select the play arrow to begin video.

Sophia Rodrigue
Room A.202
Phone (979) 230-3436
Bryan Brown
Technical Specialist
Room A.211
Phone (979) 230-3487
Linda McConnell
Director, Distance Learning
Room A.203
Phone (979) 230-3368
Office Hours
7:30 AM-5:00 PM