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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
WebEx Monday 5/14/2018 1:30 – 2:15 PM Join WebEx Meeting 
Statesboro Tuesday 5/15/2018 12:00  – 1:00 PM Information Technology Building 3212
Statesboro Wednesday 5/16/2018 3:00 – 4:00 PM Information Technology Building 3212
WebEx Wednesday 5/16/2018 10:00 – 10:45 AM Join WebEx Meeting 
Statesboro Monday 5/21/2018 3:00 – 4:00 PM TBA
Armstrong Friday 6/1/2018 2:00  – 3:00 PM University Hall 128
Armstrong Monday 6/4/2018 3:00 – 4:00 PM University Hall 128
Armstrong Tuesday 6/5/2018 4:00 – 5:00 PM Solms Hall 204
WebEx Tuesday 6/5/2018 10:00 – 10:45 AM Join WebEx Meeting 
Liberty Wednesday 6/6/2018 12:00  – 1:00 PM Liberty Campus 108
WebEx Thursday 6/7/2018 2:00 – 2:45 PM Join WebEx Meeting 
Campus location Day of Week Date Time Location
Statesboro Thursday 5/10/2018 10:00 – 11:30 AM Information Technology Building 3212
WebEx Friday 5/11/2018 10:00 – 10:45 AM Join WebEx Meeting
Statesboro Friday 5/11/2018 2:00  – 3:30 PM College of Education Room 2151
Statesboro Monday 5/14/2018 3:00  – 4:30 PM Information Technology Building 3214
Statesboro Tuesday 5/15/2018 10:00 – 11:30 AM College of Education Room 2151
WebEx Tuesday 5/15/2018 2:00  – 2:45 PM Join WebEx Meeting
WebEx Monday 5/21/2018 12:00 – 12:45 PM Join WebEx Meeting
Armstrong Wednesday 5/30/2018 10:00  – 11:30 AM University Hall 128
WebEx Wednesday 5/30/2018 2:00  – 2:45 PM Join WebEx Meeting
Armstrong Friday 6/1/2018 10:00 – 11:30 AM University Hall 128
Armstrong Monday 6/4/2018 2:00  – 3:30 PM Solms Hall 204
WebEx Monday 6/4/2018 10:00 – 10:45 AM Join WebEx Meeting
Armstrong Tuesday 6/5/2018 2:00  – 3:30 PM University Hall 128
Liberty Wednesday 6/6/2018 3:30  – 5:00 PM Liberty Campus 108

Last updated: 5/7/2018

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