D2L Brightspace is the online learning management system (LMS) used by all Minnesota State campuses, including St. Cloud State.
Each course with an assigned instructor is automatically provided with a web-based "shell" within D2L Brightspace that instructors can use to enhance face-to-face, blended or fully online courses. Course materials that can be added to the course shell include files (e.g. syllabus), announcements, quizzes, surveys, assignment folders, gradebook and more.
Requests should only be made if courses need to be combined.
St. Cloud State offers a wide variety of distance learning opportunities on campus and 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 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.
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.
This service has been discontinued due to limited resource availability and security concerns with outdated hardware and software supporting the listserv functionality. Please see the Course Email knowledge base article on using D2L Brightspace for course communications.
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, visit Blogs @ SCSU and then click on “Get started now.”
Online test integrity and proctoring services can help prevent cheating and enhance the security of remote testing.