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D2L Brightspace

D2L Brightspace is a integrated learning platform 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.  Unless designated as an online course, some courses may not be listed on D2L Brightspace.  Go to the D2L Brightspace Online Learning login page.

D2L Brightspace System Status

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

Using D2L Brightspace for the First Time

  1. Activate your free student email account.
  2. Perform a system check to be sure that your computer meets the minimum requirements for accessing D2L Brightspace.  Some courses may require that you install additional plug-ins.
  3. To log in to D2L Brightspace, your username is your StarID.  Your password is your StarID password.  For StarID help,  go to http://starid.mnscu.edu/.
Students will be able to log in to D2L Brightspace 55 days before the semester starts but not access their courses until the first day of the semester (unless otherwise specified by the instructor).  Students will not be able to see their D2L Brightspace courses listed until the instructor makes their courses active.

Learn How to Use D2L Brightspace

D2L Brightspace HelpDesk Requests 

If you have any D2L Brightspace questions, email d2lhelpdesk@anokaramsey.edu, call 763-433-1510, stop in Cambridge Campus F207 or Coon Rapids Campus T124.

D2L Brightspace Training Sessions 

Training sessions are held at the beginning of each semester.  Registration is NOT required to attend a training session.




Cambridge Campus  


August 26, 2015

4:00-5:00 p.m.






Coon Rapids Campus


August 24, 2015

5:00-6:00 p.m.



Phone: 763-433-1510
Email: it.helpdesk@anokaramsey.edu
In Person:

Cambridge Campus, Rm. F207
Coon Rapids Campus, Rm. T124