D2L is short for Desire2Learn, the course management software that St. Cloud State University and all other schools in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System use. D2L allows instructors to create course Web sites to supplement face-to-face courses or to provide instruction for distance learning online courses.
D2L allows students to access course materials through a standard Web browser. Instructors can set up their D2L courses to include a variety of materials including communication tools, course files, evaluation tools and feedback. Some examples:
D2L technology is developed by Desire2Learn, Inc., a company that specializes in creating e-learning solutions for on-campus students, distance education, continuing education and other programs. For more information, see http://www.desire2learn.com.