Login to KSU D2L Brightspace

D2L Brightspace requires Duo two-factor authentication. {Duo help page}


  • End of Access to Spring 2023 courses
    • The last day to access Spring 2023 courses in D2L is July 7, 2023.
  • Summer 2023 courses
    • Students will have access to Summer 2023 courses in D2L Brightspace on the First Day of their session start date.
    • Please note, it may take up to 24 hours after registration in Owl Express for courses to be viewable in D2L Brightspace.
  • eCore courses
    • USG eCore courses (denoted with the letter G in the section number) are located at https://go.view.usg.edu. Information on support, usernames, and resetting your password is located on the eCore website.

  • IMPORTANT REMINDER: If you are a graduating senior, transferring, or for other reasons are not planning to register for classes next semester, please remember to disable your notifications from your account profile in D2L Brightspace after the last day of classes. If you don’t take this step, you will continue to receive Brightspace D2L notifications even when you are not registered to take classes for the following term. If you need assistance, please contact the KSU Service Desk at studenthelpdesk@kennesaw.edu or 470-578-3555.


  • Summer 2023 courses
    • Summer 2023 courses are available to instructors in D2L Brightspace. 
  • Important D2L News - Continuous Delivery
    • D2L returns to the “Continuous Delivery” model of software updates, providing regular, incremental improvements throughout the year instead of one or two periodic, large updates. We are looking forward to working with you as we introduce these important changes to D2L throughout the year. You can learn more at uits.kennesaw.edu/d2l, where we will continue to provide updates for D2L Brightspace and Continuous Delivery. For questions or assistance, please contact the KSU Service Desk.

  • Course Shell Requests
    • Please use the Course Shell Request Form to ask for a non-Owl Express generated course for D2L Brightspace. To request an Owl Express course, please contact the Registrar’s Office.

      A course shell functions identically to a normal course, but has no start or end date, and no automated student enrollment functionality. The course instructor must handle participant enrollment. Course shells cannot be used for course credit-earning activities.

  • Third-party Integration Requests for D2L Brightspace
    • Many third-party publishers and vendors offer integrations with the ability to connect to D2L Brightspace courses. University Information Technology Services (UITS) and Digital Learning Innovations (DLI) facilitate and support these integrations, but require advance notice to ensure successful implementation and that the tool meets the accessibility and quality requirements of the University. All third-party integrations must be reviewed and approved by the Digital Learning Innovation and UITS before implementation.

    • Does the third-party integration already exist in D2L Brightspace?
      Follow these steps to check:
      1. Log in to D2L and navigate to your course.
      2. Select Content from the Navbar.
      3. Choose an existing Module or add a new one by clicking Add a Module at the bottom of the module list.
      4. Click the down arrow next to Existing Activities and check to see if the link appears in the list. If it does, the tool is already integrated.
      5. If the tool name does not appear in the Existing Activities list, select External Learning Tools from that list and check for the tool link.

    • If the tool name does not appear in the Existing Activities or External Learning Tools lists, please complete the D2L Third-party Tool Integration Form to begin the request process. UITS strives to complete each approved D2L tool integration request as quickly as possible; requests must be submitted one semester in advance.

  • Course Reset Requests
    • UITS Learning Technologies administrators can perform a D2L course reset upon request. Course Reset will return the course back to an empty shell in a single, permanent action. This process purges all data and there is no restore. A key feature is that it will not affect user enrollments. 

    • To reduce the chance of unintentional deletions, the instructor of record must complete and submit the course reset request form.

  • Manual D2L Account Creation
    • Assignment to an Owl Express course will result in the automatic creation of the user’s account. Please allow 48 hours after instructor assignment or student registration for the account to appear.

    • If there will be no assignment in Owl Express, please use the form linked here to request the manual creation of a D2L account. Please see notes based on account type.
      • For Student Accounts
        If the student account does not have a @students.kennesaw.edu email address, please request an email override before requesting the D2L account.
      • For Faculty/Staff Accounts:
        Faculty and staff must have a Buckley form with a FERPA certificate on file with the Office of the Registrar before we can create a D2L account. We must verify this with the Office of the Registrar and the process can take a couple of days. We appreciate your patience.

If you know that these requirements have not yet been met and would like to get the process started, please see the following information:

1.  Please complete FERPA training found on OwlTrain.

You will need to login to the OwlTrain system with your KSU email address and Duo Authentication. You can find the FERPA training assignment under Compliance (listed under your name in the top right of the page) or under My Assignments on the home page.

Note: Please save a PDF of your FERPA certificate as you will need to upload it to the Buckley form.

2.  Please complete the Buckley form found here.

*Be sure to complete all indicated fields and click the FINISH button.
**Make sure your supervisor is expecting to sign the form as the links are time-sensitive.

  • Manual Enrollment of Instructor(s) to D2L Course (emergency)
    If manual enrollment of an instructor to a D2L course is needed, please note:
    • Manual enrollment into a course should be performed by the instructor of the course whenever possible following the instructions found on page 6 of the document found here.
    • Enrollment by UITS of faculty or staff into an Owl Express course where the person is not the instructor of record will require the permission of the department chair or dean. 
      A department chair may request enrollment of self and/or other instructor(s) using the form located here.
  • Enroll 20+ Participants to D2L Course Shell
    • Enrollment of fewer than 20 participants into a non-Owl Express course should be handled by the instructor of the course following the steps on page 6 of the guide found here.

    • You may use the form linked here to request assistance with bulk enrollment when you have 20 or more participants to enroll into a non-Owl Express (non-credit) course shell.