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Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning


The eLearning team helps the college community use web-based technology for an engaging and accessible learning experience. We also provide technical support and Desire 2 Learn (D2L) administration.

Visit Camosun's eLearning blog for regular updates.

Services and Supports

Instructional design

Instructional designers provide support for faculty who are interested in furthering their expertise in the planning, design, development and delivery of online and blended courses. Individual and group consultations are available.


Face-to-face and online training opportunities are available to assist beginner to advanced faculty with D2L and  various educational technologies.

Check out the eLearning blog and the CETL events calendar for regular updates and upcoming learning opportunities.

Drop-in Sessions

For faculty needing support with D2L, Collaborate, and Kaltura, come with your dilemmas, questions, and curiosities. The sessions are organized around specific tools. No registration is needed. You can join the sessions through the Collaborate link on the nav bar in the D2L On-Demand course or through this link:

Drop-in Dates, Times and Topics:

  • Tuesday, September 15, 10-11am: D2L Dilemmas
  • Thursday, September 17, 2-3pm: Kaltura Questions
  • Tuesday, September 22, 2-3pm: D2L Dilemmas
  • Thursday, September 24, 10-11am: Collaborate Curiosities
  • Tuesday, September 29, 2-3pm: Kaltura Questions
  • Thursday, October 1, 10-11am: D2L Dilemmas
  • Tuesday, October 6, 10-11am: D2L Dilemmas
  • Thursday, October 8, 2-3pm: Collaborate Curiosities

Technical and multimedia support

Comprehensive technical and multimedia support is available through email, phone, or by drop-in. Primarily focused on the use of D2L, services include help with set up and enrolment processes, incorporating multimedia, access and technical questions. In addition, support is provided for other college supported education technology such as WordPress, Camtasia and Respondus.

Educational technology pilots 

Support is offered to assist faculty with determining the feasibility of various educational technologies and provided support for planning, integration and roll-out.

D2L on-demand training course

Our D2L On-Demand Training course provides on-demand training tutorials for faculty who want to learn about D2L, Collaborate, and Kaltura.

If you are already using D2L as an instructor, click on the Training tab within the My Courses widget on the main D2L Homepage to get started. Faculty who are not currently enrolled in D2L and would like access to the tutorials are advised to email eLearning support at to obtain a login.


D2L Upgrades

Camosun's D2L is upgraded on the last Friday of every month and no outages are anticipated.

If you want to find out more about specific changes, visit the eLearning blog.

Principles of flexible learning

Services and supports provided by this unit are grounded in the principles of flexible learning:

Flexible learning incorporates both blended and online approaches so that students can choose how, when, and where they study.
Accessible design of online course components enables all students to access their web-based content and educational technologies regardless of their location, experience, device, or abilities.
Flexible learning requires a focus on designing online learning environments that are respectful and supportive of audiences who typically face barriers when entering post-secondary education: women, First Nations, students with physical and learning challenges, new Canadians and students who are located in remote and/or rural locations.
A rapid prototyping development model is incorporated to test assumptions, solicit learner feedback and push boundaries in flexible delivery. Research agendas are developed and results are published.
Creative options for face-to-face components are developed as faculty begin to redesign their face-to-face experiences to make best use of both online and face-to-face modalities while also saving costs associated with the use of campus facilities.
Flexible learning programs can be modularized, exported, reconfigured, and shared with other courses to enhance traditional face-to-face delivery.
Flexible learning needs to be closely linked to the world of work. Employers will be engaged as partners in the design and delivery process to ensure that both the content and delivery methods are relevant, feasible, and reflective of workplace requirements.
Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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