Black Hills State University faculty and students utilize the program Desire2Learn, also referred to as D2L, a learning management system used to offer online courses and to supplement face-to-face courses. This system is shared by the six South Dakota public universities which permits students to need only one account to access courses from any of the universities. This program is frequently used in distance education programs and even for classes held on the BHSU campus and BHSU-RC campus as a way for students and staff to stay connected. A computer and an internet connection is required.
It's a convenient tool for faculty to create a course web site, cut down on the cost of printing, and easily facilitate communication. A D2L course site also allows faculty and students access at anytime from anywhere to syllabi, readings, multi-media files, electronic dropboxes, online quizzes, email, grading, student progress reports, project files and more.