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EIU Center for Online Learning

Center for Online Learning

The Center for Online Learning (COL) provides support services for online teaching and learning at Eastern Illinois University and assists the university in ensuring the quality of online instruction.

The COL is a division of the Center for Academic Technology Support (CATS).

Technologies Supported

D2L Brightspace
(learning management system)
Blackboard Collaborate
(video conferencing)
(online assessment tools)
(originality checking service)
(online data collection)
Quality Matters
(online course review)
(software training)

Need Help with D2L?

D2L Support

Center for Online Learning

Self-Help Tutorials

Self-Paced Courses

Call 1-877-325-7778 (toll free)

Support available 24/7/365.

Email and Chat options available after login to D2L in the D2L Support widget.

Call 217-581-8452


Support Hours:
Monday-Friday; 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed at noon on Fridays in the summer.

COL Solutions
(EIU Guides and Tutorials)

D2L Resources
(Video Tutorials from D2L)

D2L Orientation for Students

D2L 10.6 Training Tutorials
for Instructors

Just-in-time Training and Consultation for Faculty

Technology Training Sessions

Instructional Design Consultation

Call 217-581-8449 or email
to schedule an appointment for customized training to meet your individual or group/departmental instructional technology needs.

Call 217-581-8449 or email
to schedule a consultation appointment for designing your online course or incorporating online components into your face-to-face course.

Online Course Development Institute (OCDi)

What is it?

Who is it for?

When is it available?

How do I get more information?

The OCDi training course guides participants in the development of an online course and prepares faculty to teach online.

The OCDi training is available to anyone preparing to teach online at EIU for the first time.

The OCDi training is online and self-paced, therefore, it can be completed at any time.

For more information and to register for the OCDI, go HERE

Related Pages

Contact Information

Center for Online Learning

1125 McAfee Gymnasium

Support Hours

Fall and Spring Semester
M-F : 8:00am - 4:30pm
Summer Semester
M-Th: 8:00am - 4:30pm; F: 8:00am-12:00p

COL Seminar Room

1210 McAfee Gymnasium

COL Training Lab

1214 McAfee Gymnasium

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