What is Brightspace/D2L?

Brightspace by D2L is Augusta University’s learning management system (LMS) and can be accessed at lms.augusta.edu.  It is the primary online tool used to distribute course content to students. Faculty use our LMS to provide online video and audio lectures, PowerPoint presentations, and PDF documents for students to review at their convenience.


Students


  • Our Brightspace/D2L LMS can be found at lms.augusta.edu.
  • You will use your Augusta University NetID (the first part of your @augusta.edu email) and your AU password to log into Brightspace/D2L. To find this information please visit our Accounts and Passwords page.

  • Ensure you have no holds on your account in Pounce.
  • LMS and Pounce sync with each other two times every day
  • If you are registered for a course in Pounce before 11am, you should see the course in the Brightspace/D2L LMS by 1:00 pm that day.
  • If you are registered for a course in Pounce before 5:30pm, you should see the course the Brightspace/D2L LMS by 4:00 am the following day.
  • The longest you should have to wait for LMS access after registering (assuming no holds) is 17 hours.


Courses in Brightspace/D2L typically open at 12:00 am on the first day of the semester. Some instructors may open theirs up sooner.


Students have access to their courses in the LMS for three years after graduating from a program at Augusta University.


Faculty


New instructor accounts are created on LMS after your first teaching assignment is turned into Banner. Once your assignment is turned into Banner you will have access to the LMS within seventeen hours.


  • Your Instructional Systems Analyst (ISA) can provide training and support for Brightspace/D2L and for other instructional systems. You can find out which ISA supports your College by visiting the Instructor-Led Training page on our website.
  • The Instructional Designers in the Center for Instructional Innovation can assist you with implementing best practices and quality standards in the design and delivery of your online and technology-enhanced courses.


Instructor enrollments occur through Banner. Once your assignment is turned into Banner you will have access to the course in LMS within 17 hours.

 

Courses are available in the LMS on the first day of the term prior. For instance, your summer 2021 course will be available to you in the LMS on the first day of the spring 2021 term.

 

If an individual’s involvement in a course is not a part of their official teaching effort, you may add them to your course by choosing "add a participant" in your LMS course classlist.