Training

Online Student D2L Training Course

The student D2L training course, Students - Getting Started with D2L, contains video tutorials covering the most commonly used aspects of the D2L Learning Environment as well as success tips and practice activities to complete. Each module is broken into topics designed to help students become proficient with the basics of taking an online course in D2L. A certificate of completion is earned after meeting the minimum criteria. This free training is a valuable learning resource for students, as well as instructors and staff.

For convenience, you can now self-enroll or unenroll from the course by using the following link. Otherwise, follow the Self Registration instructions.

Students - Getting Started with D2L Self-enrollment Page

Self Registration Instructions

You can also find the course and self-register by going to the My Home page in D2L and clicking on the Self Registration link.

My Home view with Self Registration link shown

Self Registration Quick steps:

  • Logon to D2L (d2l.msu.edu)
  • You will be at your My Home page
  • Click the Self Registration link on the navbar
  • Select the Students - Getting Started with D2L link under Course Offering Name
  • Click Register
  • Verify your information and click Submit
  • Click Finish to complete the process.
  • Access the course from your list in My Courses, or from the Course Selector icon in the mini-bar or mobile menu.

Instructor - D2L Self-directed Training Resources

The Instructor - D2L Self-directed Training course contains video tutorials covering the most commonly used aspects of the Learning Environment. Each module is broken into a series of short video tutorials and other helpful resources by topic.

You can now self-enroll or unenroll from the course by using the following link. Otherwise, follow the Self Registration instructions.

Instructor - D2L Self-directed Training Self-enrollment Page

Self Registration Instructions

Click the Self Registration link in the navbar on the My Home page to self-register for this D2L training.

Quick steps:

  • Logon to D2L
  • You will be at your My Home page
  • Click the Self Registration link on the navbar
  • Click the Instructor - D2L Self-directed Training link under the Course Offering Name
  • Click Register
  • Verify your information and click Submit
  • Click Finish to complete the process.
  • Access the course from your list in My Courses, or from the Course Selector icon in the mini-bar or mobile menu.

In-Person Topical Training

In-person training courses are available throughout each semester and taught by MSU training staff.  For more information on In-Person Topical Training, please contact the MSU IT Service Desk at Phone: 517-432-6200, Option 2 - Email: ithelp@msu.edu - Chat @ tech.msu.edu 


D2L Brightspace Community

The D2L Brightspace Community is a free resource designed to promote collaboration among all D2L clients who wish to share online strategies, best practices, and showcase some of the best ways organizations are utilizing the Learning Environment. The site also provides just-in-time training tips, quick refreshers on how to effectively use tools, additional resources and learning aids. 

Request an account with your msu.edu email by clicking on "Become a Member" or the "Login" link at the top of the Brightspace Community homepage.