Brightspace (D2L) Training Options

D2L Brightspace has been selected as the new digital learning environment (DLE) for all SUNY schools. There are several options for how to learn more about using Brightspace.

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Last Updated: January 30, 2024
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There are several ways you can learn how to use Brightspace:

DoIT Provided Training

Brightspace Provided Training

Getting Brightspace Help

DoIT Provided Training

Overview DoIT Training Events

DoIT provides short, overview webinars on Brightspace. These are not hands-on trainings. These webinars showcase the tools in Brightspace that may differ from Blackboard, yet save time, increase efficiency, and positively impact student learning. Find all DoIT training events in Events tab at the top of every DoIT web page.

DoIT ATS Student Techs also offer training on Brightspace. Find those events in SB Engaged (and on the IT Events Calendar).

Brightspace Training Materials

Missed a Brightspace Mini Byte? View the materials here:

Setting up Your Course

Brightspace Tools

Cleaning up in Blackboard

  • Cleaning up Your Courses in Blackboard before Moving to Brightspace: Slides

Brightspace Provided Training

Brightspace has recordings of general webinars about their tools.

Note: We use the Classic Content Version (not Lessons/New Content Experience, which is designed for K-12 use)

Browse Brightspace Recorded Webinars

Get started with Brightspace with these webinar topics:

  • Getting Started
  • Content (Classic Content)

Visit the Brightspace YouTube channel for playlists of quick tutorials (Semester Start for Instructors, Learners) and to learn more about Brightspace.

Getting Brightspace Help

We have access to SUNY's Brightspace support team, which offers phone and chat support for extended hours, including evenings/nights and weekends. The SUNY phone help line prompts for status (Faculty, student, etc.). See Brightspace Support via SUNY Helpdesk near the bottom right of this page for more information.

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