The link to access D2L-Brightspace is found in the Student Portal. Once you log in with your StarID and password, you’ll see your list of courses on the right.
Top 3 Things to Remember about D2L:
- Helpful videos: Under the My Courses list, are links to helpful tutorial videos. If you are new to D2L-Brightspace or if this is your first online course, your instructor expects that you are comfortable navigating within D2L-Brightspace prior to the start of your course. Take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with these short videos.
- Access on First Day of the Semester: Unless a faculty member gives early access, students receive access to their online courses on the first day.
- Check your Ridgewater e-mail: Because this is an online course, communication is done primarily through e-mail. Check it often.
D2L-Brightspace Help Desk
Under the Resources tab in D2L, you’ll find a link to the D2L Help Desk. If you have problems with D2L and need assistance, the Help Desk is available 7-days a week (except holidays), and are open extended hours most days of the week.
Feel free to call them at any time for assistance.