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D2L Brightspace

D2L logoAPSU uses D2L Brightspace, often referred to as simply D2L, as the Learning Management System for our online classroom.  D2L is designed to be clean, streamlined, and mobile-friendly leading to an easy experience for faculty and students. Distance Education provides and manages D2L for the APSU community. Resources below can help faculty and students navigate, use, and optimize D2L.

Accessing D2L for Faculty and Students

All faculty and students will access D2L through AP OneStop by selecting the D2L icon, see image below.  You will be taken to the D2L home screen without needing to log in directly.  If AP OneStop is having unforeseen technical difficulties you can log into D2L directly (opens new window) using your AP OneStop credentials.  This is often referred to as single sign-on and these credentials are maintained by GOVSTECH.  If you have difficulty logging into D2L, please contact GOVSTECH at govstech@apsu.edu or 931-221-4357.

buttons within ap onestop with the D2L button highlighted

D2L Resources for Faculty

In this short video, APSU faculty and staff can see a brief overview of D2L and briefly how to use some of the tools.

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General Quick Guides
Gradebook Guides
Publisher Integrations

Publisher integrations (MyLab & Mastering, McGraw-Hill Connect) are available in D2L through the Content area as External Learning Tools. 

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Please note: you must be listed as an Instructor on both the course you want to copy to and from in order to complete your own course copy.  If you have permission from another instructor to copy their course content, use this D2L Course Copy request form (opens new window).
  1. Log into D2L.
  2. Access the course that you wish to copy the content into. 
  3. Select Edit Course in the upper right corner.
  4. Select Import/Export/Copy Components.  (You may need to scroll down to see this option.)
  5. Copy Components from another Org Unit will be selected. Click on Search for Offering. Be sure Include protected resources is checked.
  6. Search for the course that includes the content you wish to copy.
  7. Select the course that you wish to copy and then click Add Selected.
  8. Click Copy All Components.
  9. The copy process will start. When the copy process finishes, it will display Copy Completed.
  10. Click View Content to review or modify the copied content.

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We want to ensure you receive all the resources and support you need.  In this section, you will find student resources specific to D2L.

Below is an overview video on navigating through D2L.


  • The D2L Student Task Guide provides information about the commonly used tasks in D2L and videos on how to perform each task.
  • Brightspace Help is a repository of short, direct step guides and videos.

These videos are made available by D2L directly.  You can view the entire playlist on YouTube.  Select videos are highlighted below for the most used tools.

Brightspace Pulse is a mobile app that can help you stay connected and on track with your courses.  It provides one easy view of course calendars, readings, assignments, evaluations, grades, and announcement items. The app can help you make better decisions about how to handle workload, when to submit assignments, and when to prepare for tests. The schedule view and weekly visualization enables you to quickly at a glance view what is due today, this week, and upcoming across all their courses.  Brightspace Pulse is available for download from Google Play™ (opens new window) store or Apple App Store® (opens new window).

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Distance Education Support

Distance Education Support provides faculty, staff, and student support for resolving technical and instructional needs related to D2L. 

Located in McReynolds 216

Distance Education Ticketing System
Use the ticketing system to submit requests for technical issues, faculty course copies and combines, etc.


GOVSTECH manages the university's single sign-on credentials which are used by D2L.  If you are unable to log into D2L, please contact GOVSTECH.  They are also your first stop for help with AP Email, OneStop, Outlook, classroom media as well as networking, hardware, and software issues for campus computers.

GOVSTECH Ticketing System
Located in the University Center lobby

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