D2L Brightspace

D2L Brightspace is a course management system that is used for students enrolled in online courses. Many instructors in face-to-face and web-enhanced courses use D2L Brightspace to provide course materials to their students online. Unless designated as an online course, some courses may not be listed on D2L Brightspace. Instructors have the option of requesting that their course be available online.  Go to the D2L Brightspace Login Page.

Desire2Learn System Status

If D2L becomes unavailable, check the D2L Brightspace system status page.  This page will indicate any issues with the system and when the system will be back online and fully operational.

Using Desire2Learn for the First Time

  1. Activate your free student email account
  2. Perform a D2L Brightspace system check to be sure that your computer meets the minimum requirements for accessing Desire2Learn Brightspace. Some courses may require that you install additional plug-ins.  
  3. To login to D2L Brightspace, your username is your StarID.  Your password is your StarID password.  For StarID help,  go to http://starid.mnscu.edu/.

Note: Students will be able to login into D2L Brightspace 25 days before the semester starts, but not access their courses until the first date of the semester. It will take one business day for your courses to be available in D2L Brightspace after you register for classes.

Learn How to Use D2L Brightspace

View Online Student Help.  Several D2L Brightspace tool topics are listed under Learning Environment.