D2L Brightspace

About D2L Brightspace

D2L Brightspace is a course management software that Northland and all other schools in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System utilize.

D2L Brightspace allows instructors to create course web sites 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 -- Calendar, Checklist, Content, Links, Locker
  • Communications -- Announcements, Classlist, Discussion, Email, Groups, Virtual Classroom, Wiggio
  • Assessments -- Assignments, Attendance, Class Progress, Grades, Quizzes, Surveys, Video Assignment
  • Resources -- MinnState, ATCC, NCTC, NTC, DistanceMN, Smartthinking NCTC