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Elgin Community College uses the D2L Brightspace for distance learning methods. Sure, the D2L is currently becoming one of the most worthwhile online learning systems which manages all of the things that the students, faculty and staff need. Within the D2L, the students will be able to access the courses, assignments, grades, and many more.

So as with the faculty, they will be able to find out the matters about the student’s course, give the courses and check the student’s assignment as well as the financial reports that the staff need. If you are an enrolled student at ECC who wants to get access to the D2L, make sure to keep staying at this page as we’ll show it to you. Here you go!


Logging Into D2L ECC, Here’s the Guide!

To login into the D2L ECC, you should enter your username and password. The username and password here are what you register on faculty. So, if you get any issues about the ECC username and password, of course you can contact your faculty or instructor to get help.

To login to D2L ECC, visit the login portal here. The login portal will require you to enter your username and password and click on the Login button to start accessing the D2L ECC.

Logging Into D2L ECC

What if you forget your password? If you forget your password, you can recover or reset your password. Here are what you can do if you forget your password:

  • To get your old password if you forgot, you can show your User ID and my Student/ Employee ID. Then, you will need to enter your last name, your birthdate, your student/ employee ID, and the last four digits of your SSN. After that, click on the Submit button. Show you UserID here.
  • It’s highly recommended for you to reset your password. To reset your password, you have to enter your User ID and click on the Submit button. Reset your password here.
  • Alternatively, you can choose new security questions by logging in with your ECC account here. (It can be performed if you remember your password)

Why Do You Need the Student ID?

Of course, the students will really need the Student ID for communication with college staff and for retrieving your Priority Permit during early registration. Additionally, the User ID and password can be used to log into ECC systems like accessECC and D2L.

In this case, all student systems at ECC use the same User ID and password. Well, you’re allowed to retrieve your student ID, you login User ID and to  reset your password or security question at any time.

For employees of ECC, you can manage your accessECC, webmail, D2L and network/computer login with the User ID.

How Does the D2L ECC Work?

The D2L is ECC’s course management system which is used for online, hybrid and also enhanced classes. In order to work with the D2L, you need to complete the system check and ensure your computer has all the necessary programs which you will need throughout the site.

If you want to successfully work with the D2L, of course, you must be ready with the necessary technology such as laptops, Chromebooks, and internet access. The ECC’s technology lending program also offers those resources through the Library Circulation Desk including access to graphing calculators.

The D2L Brightspace is also used to enhance a lot of face-to-face classes and also offer a high-quality academic experience which can include integrated tutors, librarians, and many more. Furthermore, you should be registered in a course using D2L Brightspace to access the system.

Once registering in an online class about one week before it starts, you surely will receive an email with instructions for accessing it. If you are not sure what you need, you can then  speak to your instructor by requesting assistance with those items at circdesk@elgin.edu.

When on campus, the public access computers will be available in the college’s computer library and labs which commonly offer software, internet access and computer print stations. For more assistance, you can contact the distance learning help desk at 847-214-7620 or email d2lhelpdesk@elgin.edu.

If you send them an email, make sure to attach:

  • ECC ID number
  • Your first and last name
  • Course section of inquiry
  • Professor(s) name

To note, the monthly D2L service maintenance will be scheduled for Sunday, June 27, 2021 from 12 A.M to 6 A.M. So, the D2L Brightspace will not be available during this time.

About ECC Distance Learning

ECC offers three different types of distance learning courses, they are online class, enhanced class and hybrid class. Sure, each type has different rules and techniques as well as the goal. Let’s see the differences between them below!

  • Online Class

Online class at ECC is asynchronous, meaning there’s no certain time you should be online. The class can be accessed when you feel convenient, i.e. anywhere and anytime you have Internet access. Online classes are sixteen week classes that follow the same schedule as traditional classes.

  • Enhanced Class

The enhanced class is the kind of course where a proportion of evaluation, instruction and communication is performed electronically through Desire2Learn (D2L), however, the traditional time spent in the classroom is not reduced. In this case, the components of the D2L are used to enhance the traditional face-to-face class.

For example, the exams and quizzes may be on D2L, so the instructor can use the student grade book on D2L or the instructor uses the D2L to house additional resources for the class. Well, ECC offers a lot of sections of enhanced classes.

  • Hybrid Class

This course is the combination of face-to-face instruction and online instruction. In this case, the hybrid class offers the best of both worlds in which the student can maintain that face-to-face instructor contact and will also have the flexibility of learning at a distance at the same time. To know the hybrid class, let’s see the credit online class page  of the ECC Hybrid Credit Schedule for a list of hybrid classes which are recently offered.

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