Daylight by D2L (Desire2Learn)

Daylight, commonly known as just “D2L” is the learning management system used at Colorado Northwestern Community College. The Daylight Experience is the new look and feel for D2L that adapts responsively to different screen sizes (on different devices). Daylight offers a much cleaner look and easy to use interface for all users. In introducing the new design, D2L hopes to make its learning environment:

  • Visually appealing to learners and instructors
  • Less cluttered and simpler to navigate
  • Mobile friendly and fully accessible to all users

Minimum Requirements

Not just online, but all courses utilize a D2L course shell that is required, at a minimum, to include a course syllabus and maintain an active gradebook. The gradebook is required for record-keeping and data mining purposes for retention.

If you experience a technical issue with D2L, please file a ticket at OsTicket

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D2L Videos

Upload Syllabus Tutorial
Learn how to upload a syllabus to your D2L course.


Create Gradebook Tutorial
Learn how to create a gradebook in your D2L course.


Release Final Grades Tutorial

Learn how to release final grades in your D2L courses.This tutorial demonstrates how to release grades in D2L so that students can see current grades. This is also necessary so that your grades can be pulled for the 3-week grade checks at CNCC.


Create Grade Categories and Grade Items Tutorial
Learn to create grade categories and grade items in your D2L gradebook.

Copy Course Tutorial
Learn how to copy a previous semester course into new course shell.
Archive D2L Course Tutorial
Learn how to export your course as a .zip file to preserve/recover it for later use.

About CNCC

Colorado Northwestern is one college in two Colorado communities. Depending on what you want to study, CNCC has the perfect surroundings and facilities to meet your needs. Founded in 1962 as “Rangely College,” CNCC now serves nearly 1,600 students on two campuses, two service centers and online. Our two campuses are located in Craig and Rangely and are 90 miles apart in the mountains and canyons of Northwestern Colorado.