FIRST TIME LOGGING IN TO D2L

Many courses will be taught online using Desire2Learn (D2L). For online courses, you will receive your course material, and submit assignments through D2L. Access to the course will be permitted only after the term begins. Assignments may begin immediately and may be due within a day or two, so it is important to start as soon as the term begins.


Retrieve Your User ID

Follow the step by step directions carefully, to retrieve your User ID.
Enter your last name in as well as your Colleague ID Number. Your Colleague ID Number was mailed to you recently by BHSU. Once you have filled in those two spaces, select “Retrieve my information.

The next screen you will see will look like this:

Your User Name will appear and you will then be instructed to choose an email address for your temporary password to be delivered. Select your preferred email address to receive your temporary password. Do not enter an email address in the blank box. You will find a similar email to this in your inbox. Follow the link in order to reset your password.

You will be redirected to this page where you will need to enter your Username and create a new password. Passwords must be at least 6 characters long, cannot be more than 15 characters long and must contain a number.



You can now log into D2L!


Using D2L

Click Here to log in to your D2L

Your homepage should look something like this.



Click on the arrow next to My Courses to see a list of your courses. If you do not see your class listed under My Courses before the first day of class, do not worry. Per SDBOR policy, instructors can optionally allow access to a course up to 30 days prior to the official start date of the course, as reflected in WebAdvisor. This access period is designed to allow students to log into the course and orient themselves to its structure, and to resolve access, procedural, or technical issues prior to the start of the semester. Students are NOT required to access any course prior to the start of the semester. This access period is merely provided as a convenience.

If you do not have access to a course on the start date of the course, first contact the instructor of the course, not the campus help desk.



Click on the course name to access the course.



Click on syllabus to see a list of required college textbooks/materials, the attendance and grading policies, and assignment due dates. If your class is held in a classroom, your professor may give you a copy of the syllabus on the first day of class.

Access to the course assignments will be permitted only after the term begins. Assignments may begin immediately and may be due within a day or two, so it is important to start as soon as the term begins.

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