Faculty Help

Getting Started

This guide will prepare you to use D2L Brightspace for the first time as an instructor.

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 first need to check the online schedule to confirm you are listed as the instructor of record for the course. Then you can request your course or courses online.

Course requests take 2-3 business days to be completed. Students are automatically populated into the course approximately 10 days before the start of the semester term.

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

Once your course is created, you may log in and begin developing your course.


Instructors seeking help with D2L Brightspace can e-mail D2L@stcloudstate.edu for assistance. 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.