My D2L Experience in Higher Ed
Updated September 30, 2015

My D2L Experience in Higher Ed

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

D2L 10.1

Modules Used

  • most all except Insight, ePortfolio,

Overall Satisfaction with Desire2Learn

There are 31 colleges within the MN State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU). To improve access to higher education, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities implemented a management system from Desire2Learn. The schools have simplified management and access with the centralized solution, which has achieved nearly 100 percent uptime. In addition, the new system will support future growth and enhances online services to help achieve the Chancellor's "Charting the Future.".
  • Promote content creation and improve teaching and learning resources
  • Deliver web-enhanced, blended and online courses through a highly reliable environment
  • Offers a consistent experience and helps drive student success amongst a variety of students
  • Quiz tool within D2L is lacking, so MnSCU annually funds the use of Respondus 4.0 Quiz with a D2L personality built-in
  • We are part of a state system, but we have been out twice in the past 10 years for RFP and chosen D2L both times.
  • D2L listens to users and provides videos and training through through D2L Community site.
  • D2L has an annual International Fusion User Conference to showcase ideas and new products.
  • D2L also helps sponsor regional Ignite Conferences and MN will hold its 2nd in April 2014.
Some faculty have used WebCT, Blackboard, Angel and/or Moodle in the past. Most of us really do like D2L the very best!
Our users are mostly faculty and D2L is user friendly. Faculty seem to enjoy learning new things and students just love it!

Using Desire2Learn

Again; this is a state system decision, but I do sit on the MnSCU Technology Advisory Council and we make recommendations to the Senior Vice Chancellor.

Using Desire2Learn

Desire2Learn Reliability