Checklist: Getting Started with D2L Brightspace
Complete this checklist to get started with D2L Brightspace for the upcoming school year. Please ensure you have completed setting up your Ryerson online identity before continuing. You may not have access to D2L without doing so.
If you can confirm in RAMSS that you are enrolled, but in D2L, you do not see the course you are looking for, it's likely that your instructor has not made it available to the class yet. Sometimes, instructors do not make the course shell available until just before the first class. Try again in a day or so.
Please contact your instructor if you have any questions about course shell availability or access to any content within the course.
Organize your homepage by pinning the courses that you would like to access more easily.
"Pinning" is the act of controlling which courses appear at the top of the list on your My Courses page. You can't remove courses here, but you can "unpin" courses that you access less frequently, and they will appear at the bottom of the list.
Enable email and/or mobile notifications for course updates (i.e. announcements, new content, upcoming events and deadlines)
TIP: If you are enrolled in an inactive course or receive too many notifications from a course, you can choose to exclude those courses from your notifications.
Perform a quick system check to confirm that your web browser is compatible with D2L Brightspace
NOTE: my.ryerson & D2L Brightspace use pop-up windows. If popups are blocked in your browser, some sites will not be able to load. Ensure your web browser has pop-up windows enabled
TIP: To have the best D2L Brightspace experience, use the most recent version of Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. It is important to keep your browser updated, to ensure you have the latest security and performance updates.
If you have never used the quizzes tool in D2L Brightspace before, you may find it helpful to practice. Enroll into the Brightspace sample course, to try a sample quiz before a real test or exam.