Sign In

Please log in to D2L Brightspace using your StarID and password. Google Chrome is the recommended web browser.

NOTE: Google Chrome is the recommended web browser.

Use Non-StarID sign-in.

About D2L Brightspace

D2L Brightspace is a course management software that Northland and all other schools in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System utilizes. D2L Brightspace allows instructors to create course websites to supplement face-to-face courses or to provide instruction for distance learning online courses.

It also allows students to access course materials through a standard web browser. Instructors can set up their courses to include the use of a variety of tools, such as:

  • Notifications: Text messages, instant messages, email messages
  • Materials: Content, calendar, checklist, links, locker
  • Communications: Announcements, classlist, discussion, email, groups, virtual classroom
  • Assessments: Assignments, grades, quizzes, attendance, class progress, surveys, video assignment
  • Resources: Zoom, Get Help, NCTC help,, Kaltura MediaSpace, Eservices, Academic Succes Center, Library

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 & Reference Guide

What computer requirements are required to use D2L Brightspace?


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.

Learn how to submit an assignment and view instructor feedback.

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.

Displays important or required assignments, readings, projects, etc.

Identifies the instructor and other classmates.

Contains reports of student progress in all areas of the course.

Learn how to participate in a discussion.

Beat the deadline. Once the deadline has passed, students access to the quiz, assignment, or discussion is automatically blocked by D2L Brightspace.

Displays current grades on assignments, quizzes, discussions, projects, etc.

Learn how to record videos and uploads into assignments, discussions or quizzes.

Learn how to complete a quiz.

Step-by-step directions on how to install and use LockDown Browser to complete a quiz. Chromebooks DO NOT work with LDB & Monitor.

How do I complete the Student Course Evaluation survey?

Learn how to electronically submit video assignments.

Learn how to participate in a virtual meeting.

Listing of activities for students.

Learn how to install the Zoom client, create a meeting, and send meeting link.

Contact D2L Brightspace Support

Having problems with your D2L Brightspace account? Contact a support specialist below.

Statewide Support

Northland D2L Brightspace Support

Northland Information Technology Support

EGF IT Department
218-793-2429, 218-793-2433 or 1-800-451-3441
Room 205
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday

TRF IT Department
218-683-8581 or 1-800-959-6282
Room 613
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday