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D2L Brightspace

D2L Brightspace is an online learning environment that is used for students enrolled in seated, hybrid, and online courses.  Many faculty in face-to-face and web-enhanced courses use D2L Brightspace to provide course materials to their students online.  D2L Brightspace provides many tools for teaching and learning in the classroom and online.              

D2L Brightspace System Status

If D2L Brightspace 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.

What's New?

  • Short Message Service (SMS) – Text Messaging In addition to receiving email notifications about course activity in D2L Brightspace, you can receive text messages.  Follow the directions to receive text message notifications through your mobile device.  [pdf instructions]
  • Confusion with Discussion Posts Appearing as Read/Unread Watch this video to see how auto mark works and how you can choose the setting you prefer for this feature.

Getting Started

Using D2L Brightspace for the First Time

 

Anoka Tech & Anoka-Ramsey students will be able to log in into D2L Brightspace 55 days before the semester starts but not access their courses until the course start date (unless otherwise specified by the instructor) AND once the instructor makes the course active.  Depending on what time of the day you register for classes, you will not see your D2L Brightspace courses until the daily integration has run.  See daily integration schedule below:

Morning Integration Run (7 days a week)

  • 10 AM:  Deadline for student enrollments for morning integration run
  • 11 AM:  XML processing begins and expected to be completed within two hours
  • 1 PM:  D2L Brightspace access available for students who registered in eServices prior to 10 AM

Afternoon Integration Run (7 days a week)

  • 3 PM:  Deadline for student enrollments for afternoon integration run
  • 4 PM:  XML processing begins and expected to be completed within two hours
  • 6 PM:  D2L Brightspace access available for students who registered in eServices prior to 3 PM
Nightly Integration Run (7 days a week)
  • 10 PM:  Deadline for student enrollments for overnight integration run
  • 11 PM:  XML processing begins and expected to be completed within two hours
  • 1 AM:  D2L Brightspace access available for students who registered in eServices prior to 10 PM

SmarterMeasure

For Anoka-Ramsey students only

SmarterMeasure will let you know where you’re ready and where you’re not—plus offer resources to help! Spend approximately 30 minutes completing the assessment. Upon completion, print a customized report that addresses your strengths and areas for improvements. Use the report for advising and planning sessions.

arcc.smartermeasure.com

Email D2LHelpDesk@anokaramsey.edu for username and password for SmarterMeasure.

Training

D2L Brightspace is an online learning environment that is used for students enrolled in seated, hybrid, and online courses. D2L Brightspace provides many tools for teaching and learning in the classroom and online. Due to COVID -19 many instructors are switching their courses to fully online using D2L Brightspace. If you have never used D2L Brightspace, need more information or need a refresher please join us.

Get Started with Zoom: Quick Start Guide

D2L Training Sessions


Thursday, August 20, 2020 
9:00AM – 10:30AM
https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/92974791537

Monday, August 24, 2020
11:00AM – 12:30PM
https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/96636469453

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
3:00PM – 4:00PM
https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/97657656669
 

Drop-In Ask-Us Tech (D2L Brightspace, Kaltura Mediaspace, Zoom, Office365)

Questions – Have a quick question or need to walk-through an activity

Thursday, August 20, 2020 
2:00PM – 3:30PM
https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/99018206746

            Monday, August 24, 2020
            3:00PM – 4:00PM
            https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/93185427399

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
10:00AM – 11:30AM
https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/92894629274

Learning Resources

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Need Help?

Anoka Tech
Email it.helpdesk@anokatech.edu or it.helpdesk@anokaramsey.edu
Call 763-433-1510
Visit Room 180

Anoka-Ramsey
Email D2LHelpdesk@anokaramsey.edu
Call 763-433-1510
Visit Cambridge Campus F207
Visit Coon Rapids Campus T124