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] [Microsoft Word 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.

Attend D2L Brightspace Training

Training includes an overview of the most common used tools in D2L Brightspace. Training sessions are held at the beginning of each semester.  Registration is NOT required to attend.

Anoka Technical College
Monday, August 21, 2017 from 4:00-5:00 PM in L131

Anoka-Ramsey Community College - Coon Rapids Campus
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 5:00-6:00 PM in T210

Online D2L Brightspace Information Session
August 23, 2017
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Please click on the link to Join Skype Meeting      

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