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Brightspace by D2L is the learning management system used at ACC to offer mainly Online and Hybrid courses. All other courses also have an online component in D2L where you can find course materials such as the syllabus, handouts and even look up your current grades. We have developed a Student Quick Start Guide that will help you get started in D2L.
Below is a detailed list of documents and tutorial videos:
- Getting Started - Set up your account settings PDF (Watch Video) and set up your profile PDF (Watch Video) information to share with others in your class. You can also set up to receive course notifications PDF (Watch Video) on your cell phone and/or a different email address.
- Course announcements PDF - Learn more about the news tool which is used by your instructor to publish course announcements. You will see this on the homepage of the course. (Watch Video)
- How to access and view content PDF - The Content section in D2L is where you usually find all the materials for your online course. This may be designed by weeks, modules or units. View this document to learn where to find the Content section and how to navigate in it. (Watch Video)
- Online discussions PDF - Most of the interaction between classmates and the instructor in an online course takes place through the Discussions section in D2L. This document walks you through the basic steps on how to access, view and participate in online discussions. (Watch Video)
- Using the equation editor PDF
- Submitting an assignment PDF - The Dropbox in D2L is where you can submit your assignments. Your instructor usually sets up a Dropbox folder and provides instructions. View this document to learn how to submit your assignment or paper in the Dropbox so that your instructor can receive it online. (Watch Video)
- View feedback on Turnitin PDF - Some instructors provide detailed feedback using the Grademark tool in Turnitin. Turnitin is a plagiarism detection site that is integrated with D2L. Check with your instructor if they use this feature to provide feedback. (Watch Video)
- Taking an online quiz PDF - This document explains where to access your quizzes or exams in D2L. It also provides information on how to start your quiz. Also, here are some quick tips PDF for taking a successful quiz. (Watch Video)
- View your grades PDF - View all your current grades in your online course. This document guides you through the process of accessing the Grades section in D2L to view all your current grades. (Watch Video)
- Internal messaging PDF - Internal messaging only sends and receives messages inside the D2L environment. You therefore have to log in to D2L to access messages from your online courses. View this document to learn more about the internal messaging tool in D2L. (Watch Video)
- Classlist PDF - The classlist is where you can see a list of everyone enrolled in the course with you. This is the easiest place to send emails in D2L, view user profiles and send page messages. (Watch Video)
- View your attendance PDF - Provided your instructor is using the Attendance tool available in D2L, you can keep a track of your attendance online. This is mainly used in traditional courses that have an online D2L component. (Watch Video)
- Self registration PDF - This document explains how to self-register for the D2L self-paced student orientation.
- User Progress PDF - Track your course progress in D2L using the view progress tool. This document explains where to find and how to use the tool. (Watch Video)
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