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In order to get access to the D2L SDSU, you should sign in first through the available login portal. To log into the D2L SDSU, it requires your school issued email address to be redirected to your campus ‘Single Sign On System.

If you’re a SDSU student and look for the login portal to sign into, thankfully, you’re at the right page now as this post will guide you how to get the D2L access, what you will find on the D2L SDSU and more. So, let’s find out the information below!


Logging Into the D2L SDSU, Here’s the Guide!

The login portal that you can access in order to sign into the D2L SDSU is here.

Once you’re at the login portal, you will be required to enter your email address issued by your school. Then, click on the Next button to start accessing the D2L SDSU.

Logging Into the D2L SDSU

On the other hand, if you are not an SDSU user, but have been invited to enroll in a course, you can also sign into the D2L through this page here. Then, you should enter your username and password. After that, click on the Login button to start accessing the D2L SDSU.

What Will You Find on D2L Brightspace SDSU?

The D2L can be mentioned as a portal to your online courses materials. The users are able to access course documents, assignments, quizzes, grades and discussion boards. In other words, the D2L at SDSU is a learning management system providing access to course materials from all six of the BOR institutions.

As a learner, you can view the course content in the Brightspace Learning Environment. The learners are also assessed on the knowledge they acquire on their learning journey. Within the D2L SDSU, there are a bunch of features that you can use to facilitate your learning.

The D2L Navigation

We also show you the navigation to assist you find what you need on the D2L Brightspace. The navigation consists of the following menu:

  • Minibar

This menu is always visible and will assist you navigate the Brightspace Learning Environment.

  • My Home

My Home is a returning page which takes you to your organization’s homepage. You’re able to usually find out the essential information from your organization on the homepage.

  • Course Selector

You can utilize this course selector in order  to access your courses. If you want easier access, you can also pin your courses to the top of the list.

  • Messages

You will receive the message from your instructor or also other learners. So, you can also notify you for unread mail and instant messages you may receive.

  • Updates

You can get the notification about grades, new and updated announcements, due dates and end dates.

  • Subscriptions

This menu allows you to inform you of some new blog posts, topics, threads and subscribed discussion forums.

  • Username

The username will allow you to make changes to your user profile, account settings, notifications, and also log out.

  • Navbar

This navigation bar really provides links to course-specific tools including discussions, quizzes, assignments. Well, the navbar may change depending on your course.

  • Course Homepage

The course homepage offers quick access to important information related to the course, including the calendar items and  announcements. However, the course homepage for each course will be different.


Within the D2L Brightspace SDSU, you’re allowed to create a discussion thread. This tool is a collaboration area to post, read and reply to threads on numerous topics, share about course material, share files, ask help or work with your peers on assignments and homework.

It’s important to note, when you copy and paste formatted content from other sources, well, the HTML Editor in the Discussions tool will have some limitations. For instance, if you’re copying content from a document with APA formatting and pasting it into a discussion thread, of course, the formatting will not be preserved.

As a best practice for submitting assignments, the D2L recommends the users to use the Assignments tool. But if you prefer to use the Discussions tool, the D2L recommends submitting documents as attachments in the tool, preserving document formatting.


The Assignments tool allows you to submit assignments in Brightspace Learning Environment which eliminate the need to mail fax or also email your work to the instructor. You just simply upload your submission to the appropriate assignment and submit.

When you submit an assignment, you should also understand the due dates and end dates. In this case, the date is specific to assignment only, while a due date is the submission deadline of an assignment in your course.

End dates will be attached to assignments. The end date is the final date of an assignment which is available for you to submit to, regardless of the due date. You’re no longer able to submit after the end date of the assignment is past, no matter what the assignment’s due date is.


Quizzes tool allows you to take a quiz, see class statistics for a quiz and review your quiz results. Here’s how to take a quiz!

  • Find the ‘Quizzes’ icon on the navbar.
  • You can then click on the quiz you want to take on the ‘Quiz List’ page.
  • Here, you need to read the instructions and details for the quiz. If you are ready, you can click on ‘Start Quiz’.
  • Then, answer each question. When you have completed the question, your answer will automatically save. You’re able to see which questions have saved answers in the ‘Questions’ section of the quiz’s left panel. Alternatively, you can also click the question number if the quiz’s left panel to go back to the question.
  • You can then click on the  ‘Next Page’ or ‘Previous Page’ to navigate between pages.
  • Then, click ‘Go to Submit Quiz’ once you answer all quiz  questions.
  • If you are not ready to submit the quiz, instead you can click the question number in the quiz’s left panel to go back to the question or if you are ready to submit the quiz, you can continue to click ‘Submit Quiz’.


Grade tool is used to check your grades on assignments and tests. You can also view your individual grades, comments, class averages and feedback. The Class Progress tool will assist you to  check your progress in a course via tracking course-specific assignments and feedback, and through measuring 9 progress indicators:

  • Grades
  • Objectives
  • Content
  • Discussions
  • Assignments
  • Quizzes
  • Checklist
  • Surveys
  • Login History

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