My Brightspace essentials
I don't see any courses listed here!
If you don't see any course shells listed, and you don't see any message in the "My Courses" section, it is possible that the "My Courses" section is closed.
To open the "My Courses" widget: Click on the arrow to the right of "My Courses", then click "Expand this widget".
I can't find the course I'm looking for!
There are a number of reasons you may not see a course you expect to see here.
- If you are a student, there is currently no course shell for that course that is available to you. This doesn't mean that one won't be made available to you - please check with your instructor for details.
- If you have a lot of shells listed, the one you are looking for may be lost in the mix. Please see the info about the course selector below for an alternate way to list your shells.
"Pinning" is the act of moving courses to the top of your "My Courses" D2L homepage.
You can control which courses appear at the top of the list, and you can "unpin" courses that you access less frequently, so they appear further down the page.
Course instructors may notice a couple of visual cues when you have courses within the Start and End dates that have not been made "active" (and therefore aren't yet visible to the students).
Warning: As of July 2024, SMS (text message) notifications will no longer be available. Read more about this upcoming change.
If you wish to receive an email notification to let you know about updates to your Brightspace shells (new announcements, content, upcoming due dates, etc.), you can enable the Notifications tool in your account.
Notifications is a user-specific feature - meaning it cannot be enabled by the course instructor, but must be enabled by each individual person.
D2L's "tracking progress" feature allows you to see your progress in completing your coursework. Completing is defined as clicking through an item. As you work through content such as files, videos, etc., progress indicators will show green checks for topics and modules completed, gray circles for topics not yet completed, a progress bar for progress within a module and a progress bar for overall course progress when viewing the table of contents. This will help identify the items you have already clicked through and reviewed.