D2L News for Students

When can I see my courses in D2L? 

  • Summer 2024 courses will be visible to students in D2L on the published start date of the course unless the instructor has edited the start date. Start dates vary based on part of term. These dates may be found by visiting the Academic Calendars web page

    Published start dates for each Summer 2024 part of term are listed here for your convenience. Please note: these dates are correct as of the time of publication (5/15/24), but the Academic Calendar linked above is the official source for date information and will reflect any changes that may occur. 

    • Part of Term
      Published Start Date
    • May
    • 10-week
    • 8-week
    • 6-week
    • 4-week I
    • 4-week II
  • The last day to access Spring 2024 courses in D2L will be July 5, 2024 (unless your professor has edited the end date).

    If you can no longer access a KSU D2L course because the end date of the course has passed and you need access to the course, please reach out to the instructor of the course. If the instructor is not reachable, please reach out to the department where the course was offered. 

  • New Students

    New students registered for an upcoming term will not have an account in D2L until courses for the upcoming term are loaded into D2L, approximately one month before the start of term. Once your account is created, you may log in, but you will not see your registered courses until the published start date of the course unless the start date has been adjusted by the instructor.

    All Students

    You will not see your registered courses in D2L until the published start date of the course unless the start date has been adjusted by the instructor. Start dates vary based on part of term. These dates may be found by visiting the Academic Calendars web page and navigating to Fall 2024

  • Your eCore courses will not be found in the KSU D2L Brightspace. Rather, you may find USG eCore courses by logging in to Georgia Online Virtual Instruction Enterprise Wide (GoVIEW)

    For technical assistance, visit the KSU eCore contact page. The KSU service desk will not be able to assist with login to eCore. 

    To learn more about eCore courses visit the KSU eCore home page


What's New in D2L?

- updated September 2023 - 

Things to Know about Synchronous Quizzes

As announced in July, D2L now offers a Synchronous Quiz option where instructors may configure a quiz to start and end at the same time for all participants.

How does the new synchronous quiz type differ from the asynchronous quiz type?

  • The timer will begin to count down at the set start time whether you have accessed the quiz or not.
  • If you enter the quiz that is set to auto-submit after the published start time, you will have the time remaining in the quiz available, not the full time allowance (as is the case with asynchronous). 

Example: A Synchronous quiz begins on October 1 at 10:00 AM and you have 30 minutes to complete the quiz, which will be automatically submitted at 10:30 AM. If you start the quiz at 10:10, you will have the remaining 20 minutes to work. 

Note: There are no special icons to indicate that a quiz is configured to be synchronous so pay careful attention to any instructions your professor may provide regarding synchronous quizzes. 

Previously Announced Updates

- updated July 2023 - 

Improvement to Quiz-taking Experience

D2L has added a few new features to improve the quiz-taking experience: 

    • Quiz information – previously seen only before starting a quiz but can now be accessed at any time during a quiz via a link
    • Improved Timing Communication – addition of:
      • option to hide the timer
      •  pop-up “time remaining” warnings at intervals
    • Quiz Results – page shows confirmation of submission
Minimum Versions for Supported Browsers

The July update increases the minimum supported browser versions to: Chrome 112+, Edge 112+, Safari 16+, and Firefox 112+. The minimum legacy browsers remain at: Chrome 74, Edge 74, Safari 13, and Firefox 67. For an optimal experience that offers better performance, accessibility, and security, D2L recommends that all users access Brightspace with the latest version of their supported browser. 

Course Homepage May Look Different

The default layout for course homepages has changed from a three-column layout to a two-column layout and now includes a widget near the bottom that gathers many important resource links for you. As always, course design may vary based on instructor preference.