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D2L Brightspace

D2L Brightspace is the online learning management system (LMS) used by all Minnesota State campuses, including St. Cloud State University. 

Instructors can create web-based course sites in D2L Brightspace to enhance face-to-face, blended, or fully online courses. D2L Brightspace provides students with access to course materials such as course content, announcements, quizzes and surveys, assignment folders, gradebook and more, through their laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

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Distance Learning

St. Cloud State University offers a wide variety of distance learning opportunities on campus and also for students at remote locations. This provides students with greater flexibility in scheduling courses and presents a broader range of courses from which to choose. Many distance learning courses are supplemented, and some delivered entirely online, through D2L Brightspace.

The following offices and services provide distance learning opportunities or support:

Course Files/Email Lists

Course Files

Course Files provides working directory file space for courses at St. Cloud State. A separate folder is provided for each section of a class. These file areas are only available while on campus.

Folders within course files

Outside of the following special folders, students and the instructor have the ability to create folders and add, modify and delete files. This can also be an area where the instructor creates group folders for doing projects and other group work.

  • AssignmentDropbox: Intended to allow students to electronically hand in assignments. Students cannot view what is in the folder but can copy files/folders into it. Instructors may have a standard file and folder naming scheme for each course to avoid files being overwritten.
  • CourseInfo: Instructor place course information here such as a syllabus, assignments and assignment data sets. Students have read-only access.
  • StudentWorkFolder: (optional) Inside this folder, each student has a private folder (named by their StarID) in which they can do their work. Students cannot access each other's folders.

Course Email Lists

Course email lists provide instructors with the ability to email students in their courses through use of a single email address for each section of a class they are teaching. Each list can also be set up to allow students to email the list in a discussion format.

Blog tool

St. Cloud State University offers faculty, staff and students the ability to create blogs based on the WordPress platform. Blogs can be used for courses, clubs or personal use.

If you are interested in setting up a blog, please visit Blogs @ SCSU and click on “Get started now”.