What is BrightSpace (D2L)?
D2L/Brightspace is the course management software that Itasca Community College and all other schools in the Minnesota State system use. D2L/Brightspace allows instructors to create course websites to supplement face-to-face courses or provide instruction for distance learning online courses.
Course Management Tools
Brightspace allows students to access course materials through a standard web browser. Instructors can set up their Brightspace courses to include a variety of materials including communication tools, course files, evaluation tools and feedback. Some examples include:
- A home page for each course
- Course calendar (schedule)
- Quizzes and surveys
- Chat and discussions
- Pager system to let others in class know you're online
- Course file uploads and links by modules or topics
This is the Minnesota State system-wide D2L Brightspace HelpDesk site. They support all 32 state-supported technical colleges, community colleges, and state universities. The individuals can use the sit for self-help by accessing the frequently asked questions (FAQs), live help (chat), and submitting incidents online (Ask a Question).