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D2L Brightspace

General Information

D2L Brightspace is the Learning Management System (LMS) that powers both Folio on the Statesboro campus and eClassroom on the Armstrong and Liberty campuses. The D2L LMS contains tools and features for delivering online instructional materials to all students at Georgia Southern. For Summer 2018, eClassroom will be the LMS tool for the Armstrong and Liberty campuses and can be accessed via the Port of Armstrong. Beginning Fall 2018, students and faculty on all three Georgia Southern campuses will use Folio for online course materials and instruction. Folio can be accessed via the MyGeorgiaSouthern portal.

Key Features

  • Provide instructional materials including important documents, PowerPoint presentations, and video and audio resources through the Content tool
  • Assess student learning through Dropbox assignments and Quizzes
  • Keep students updated on their class performance through the powerful Gradebook
  • Meet with students in real-time via Chat and Online Rooms tools
  • Integrate publisher content provided by Pearson, McGraw-Hill, Macmillan, and many others into your course

D2L Daylight Upgrade

On all three campuses our Learning Management System will have a new look-and-feel beginning May 8, 2018.

D2L Brightspace has a visual new look and feel called the Daylight Experience. This new interface was built with a responsive design—it adapts to different screen sizes and looks great on laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

The core functionality will not be changing, but you will notice visual improvements:

  • Simplified navigation design that is responsive for smaller devices
  • Wider page layout for your content so that it’s the focal point of the page
  • New fonts, icons, colors, and simpler formatting of widgets provide a consistent experience
  • Responsive homepage layout that works best with two columns
  • New widget for pinned courses to make it easier to organize and focus on your current courses

This video shows a quick glimpse of the Daylight Experience. For additional details join us at one for our Folio Demo Sessions

Folio and eClassroom Daylight Experience Document and Resources

Listed below is reference material of the common tools used by students and instructors to navigate in the online learning environment.

Support

Please click here to submit a MyTechHelp ticket. You will need to enter your MyGeorgiaSouthern credentials to access MyTechHelp. If you need additional assistance please contact MyTech Support.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Daylight Experience Training 

Attend one of the sessions to view Folio’s new mobile friendly view, learn about the new changes. Click the link to view the upcoming training events.

Campus location Day of Week Date Time Location
Statesboro Tuesday 8/14/2018 9:00 – 10:00 AM Information Technology Building 3214
Armstrong Wednesday 8/15/2018 12:00  – 1:00 PM Solms Hall 204
WebEx Wednesday 8/15/2018 4:00 – 5:00 PM Join WebEx Meeting
Liberty Monday 8/20/2018 12:00  – 1:00 PM Liberty Campus 106
Statesboro Wednesday 8/22/2018 4:00 – 5:00 PM College of Education Room 2151
WebEx Thursday 8/23/2018 12:00  – 1:00 PM Join WebEx Meeting
Armstrong Thursday 8/23/2018 4:00 – 5:00 PM University Hall 128

Recorded WebEx Session for Students.

Campus location Day of Week Date Time Location
Armstrong Wednesday 8/1/2018 2:00 – 3:30 PM University Hall 128
WebEx Wednesday 8/1/2018 10:00 – 11:00 AM Join WebEx Meeting
Statesboro Thursday 8/2/2018 10:00 – 11:30 AM College of Education Room 2151
Armstrong Monday 8/6/2018 10:00 – 11:30 AM Solms Hall 204
Statesboro Tuesday 8/7/2018 2:00 – 3:30 PM Information Technology Building 3212
WebEx Tuesday 8/7/2018 10:00 – 11:00 AM Join WebEx Meeting
Liberty Thursday 8/9/2018 10:00 – 11:30 AM Liberty Campus 105
Liberty Monday 8/20/2018 2:30  – 4:00 PM Liberty Campus 107
Armstrong Tuesday 8/21/2018 9:00  – 10:30 AM Solms Hall 204
WebEx Tuesday 8/21/2018 4:00 – 5:00 PM Join WebEx Meeting
Statesboro Wednesday 8/22/2018 1:00  – 2:30 PM Information Technology Building 3214

Recorded WebEx Session for Faculty .

Last updated: 7/6/2018

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