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Brightspace by D2L

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Brightspace by Desire2Learn (D2L) is an Internet-based teaching and learning environment that organizes course materials and assignments, facilitates communication and collaboration with faculty and other students, provides online testing and course assessment tools, along with many other features to aid in classroom instruction.

Students do not gain access to their D2L courses until the first official start date of the course. New students will not be able to login to D2L until after they have registered for classes. After a student registers for classes in BannerWeb, it may take up to 48 hours for them to be added into the corresponding D2L course.

How do I access Brightspace by D2L?

What is my initial login for Brightspace by D2L?

  • Your Brightspace by D2L username is the same as your Gordon network username. Your username is printed on the back of your Gordon College ID card under the magnetic strip.
  • Your Brightspace by D2L password is the same as your Gordon network/e-mail password. Remember: This password must be reset every 122 days. Reset your Gordon network/email password here.

How can I make sure my computer is configured properly for Brightspace?

Before using Brightspace, you will need to verify that you are using a supported browser and that your computer's configuration is correct.

What is the maintenance schedule for Brightspace by Desire2Learn?

Brightspace by D2L will be temporarily unavailable for routine maintenance on several dates throughout the semester, especially on Friday nights and Saturday mornings.

How do I get help using the Brightspace by Desire2Learn system?

Student Resources:

Faculty Resources:
D2L Course Setup:
D2L Loading Content
D2L Attendance:
Turnitin (Plagerism Detection Service):
Blackboard Collaborate (Web-Conferencing System):
D2L Groups:
D2L Rubrics:
D2L Discussions:
D2L Gradebook:
Respondus and D2L Quizzes:
D2L Quizzes:
Respondus Lockdown Browser & Monitor:
D2L Self-Assessments:
D2L Reading List:
D2L Surveys:
D2L Intelligent Agents:
Films on Demand (with D2L):
Awards (Badges & Certificates) in D2L
TechSmith Relay (Creating/Watching Videos)