Faculty Help

Getting Started

This guide will prepare you to use D2L Brightspace for the first time as an instructor. Take your time and read each step carefully.

Step 1: Get your StarID

Your login ID (username) to access D2L Brightspace is your StarID (username). You will need a StarID to log in to D2L Brightspace.

If you know your StarID (username), go on to Step 2.

If you already have activated a StarID but don't remember it or don't remember your password, look up your StarID and set a new password.

If you need to activate your StarID and set your password, go to the StarID Self Service. You will need to know your SCSU ID number and your password. Read the instructions carefully during the activation process. A StarID provides current students with access to many technology resources at SCSU.

Step 2: Request a Course in D2L Brightspace

To use D2L Brightspace, you will need to request at least one course to begin developing. Follow the link below to request a course be created for you.

Request a Course Now
**StarID and password are required for login to complete the course request process.

These requests take approximately 2 days to be completed. The course will be populated with students the following day (if populations are already being done for that semester).

If you would feel more comfortable taking a workshop on D2L Brightspace prior to beginning your own development, please see the InforMedia Services workshops being offered.

Step 3: Develop your Course(s) in D2L Brightspace

Once you receive word that your course is ready, you may log in and begin development.

Training and Workshops for Instructors

One of the best ways to learn how to prepare your course(s) is to take a workshop on D2L Brightspace prior to beginning your own development. For more information on workshops, please see the InforMedia Services available workshops. InforMedia Services (IMS) offers training, workshops and instructional technology support for D2L Brightspace at no charge.


Instructors seeking help with D2L Brightspace should first e-mail desire2learn@stcloudstate.edu. A member of the InforMedia Services faculty will usually reply to your e-mail within one business day. There is also a frequently asked questions (FAQ) page where you may find answers that will help you.

HuskyTech should also be able to assist you with most minor problems such as issues with your StarID and password as well as provide weekend and evening support. HuskyTech can be reached at huskytech@stcloudstate.edu or (320) 308-7000. If you are unable to get your issue resolved via e-mail or through HuskyTech, you may call one of the following people:

  • Plamen Miltenoff, (320) 308-3072