More About D2L Brightspace

What is D2L Brightspace?

D2L Brightspace is the course management software that St. Cloud State University and all other schools in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System use. D2L Brightspace allows instructors to create course Web sites to supplement face-to-face courses or to provide instruction for distance learning online courses.

Course Management Tools

D2L Brightspace allows students to access course materials through a standard Web browser. Instructors can set up their D2L Brightspace courses to include a variety of materials including communication tools, course files, evaluation tools and feedback. Some examples:

  • A home page for each course
  • Course calendar (schedule)
  • Quizzes and surveys
  • Chat and discussions
  • News
  • Drop box
  • Grades
  • Pager system to let others in class know you’re online
  • Course file uploads and links by modules or topics.

About the Vendor

D2L Brightspace technology is developed by D2L, a company that specializes in creating e-learning solutions for on-campus students, distance education, continuing education and other programs. For more information, see