D2L Brightspace

Tools & Help Resources

  • ORI 1001 01 D2L Brightspace Orientation Course
    Log into D2L Brightspace, click through the ORI 1001 01 D2L Brightspace Orientation Course to become familiar with the tools before beginning an actual course.
  • Computer Requirements
    What computer requirements are required to use D2L Brightspace?
  • Course Access
    Courses are accessible to students on the official start date of the course, unless the instructor has opened the course earlier. Student access to courses ends approximately ten days beyond the official end date of the course.
  • Course Content
    Displays information covered in the course. All materials located inside D2L Brightspace courses are copyright protected. Violations of copyright laws are also violation of the NCTC Student Code of Conduct.
  • Chat
    Learn how to participate in a chat.
  • Checklist
    Displays important or required assignments, readings, projects, etc.
  • Classlist
    Identifies the instructor and other classmates.
  • Discussions
    Learn how to participate in a discussion.
  • Assignments
    Learn how to submit an assignment.
  • Deadlines & Tips
    Beat the deadline. Once the deadline has passed, students access to the quiz, assignment, or discussion is automatically blocked by D2L Brightspace.
  • Forgot Your Password?
    Send my password to my Northland NetMail account.
  • Grades
    Displays current grades on assignments, quizzes, discussions, projects, etc.
  • Navigation Toolbar
    Understanding how to navigate through D2L Brightspace.
  • Respondus LockDown Browser
    Step-by-step directions on how to install and use LockDown Browser to complete a quiz.
  • Searchable Online Help
    Select appropriate tool to view the most recent user documentation.
  • Student StarID Lookup
    What is my D2L Brightspace username and password?
  • Surveys
    How do I complete the Student Course Evaluation survey?
  • Taking a Quiz
    Learn how to complete a quiz.
  • Technical Support
    Who do I contact for help?
  • Text Message Notification
    How do I receive text message from D2L Brightspace?
  • User Progress
    Contains reports of student progress in all areas of the course.