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Michigan State University named D2L Brightspace as its centrally supported Learning Management System in July 2012. D2L Brightspace provides the platform and tools for online and web enhanced courses at MSU. D2L Brightspace tools allow access to course materials, collaboration, submission of assignments, online testing, grades, and other resources from a single interface. D2L Brightspace is available to all MSU students and faculty at

This section documents MSU's specific implementation of D2L Brightspace. You can also read vendor documentation about these topics, but here we note the unique ways it works at MSU.

Brightspace is supported on the desktop platforms, tablets and mobile devices with the latest browser versions.

Using a browser below the latest update threshold prompts the message "Your browser is looking a little retro". The browsers currently include:

  • Chrome 112+ (released March 2023)
  • macOS Safari 16+ (released September 2022)
  • Android Chrome 107+ (released October 2022)
  • iOS Safari 16+ (released September 2022)
  • Firefox 112+ (released April 2023)

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