Please follow the steps below to begin your Essential Start training session (new students only) or for a refresher on resetting your passwords, logging in to D2L, and D2L Video Tutorials (continuing students).
- Welcome letter
(optional) Click on this link to view our Banner Web tutorial video.
- Instructions to create your D2L Password and log into D2L
- Login to D2L by going to http://elearning.gfcmsu.edu and logging in with your NetID and the password you set in step 2.
- Once logged in click on "Select a course" near the top of the screen and click on "Essential Start".
- Follow the instructions on the page to begin your Essential Start training session!
Banner Web Tutorial:
How to Setup Your D2L, Student Email, and Campus Network Passwords Tutorial:
How to Login To D2L Brightspace Tutorial:
D2L Brightspace Orientation - My Home:
D2L Brightspace Orientation - Course Home:
D2L Brightspace Orientation - Content:
D2L Brightspace Orientation - D2L Brightspace Email:
D2L Brightspace Orientation - Classlist:
D2L Brightspace Orientation - Discussions:
D2L Brightspace Orientation - Assignments (formerly called Dropbox):
D2L Brightspace Orientation - Locker:
D2L Brightspace Orientation - Quizzes:
D2L Brightspace Orientation - Grades:
D2L Brightspace Binder App for iPad and Android Tablets:
Respondus Lockdown Browser:
Hoonuit (formerly called Atomic Learning):
Digital eLearning Guide
If you need additional help, please do not hesitate to contact the Technology Assistance Center!
You can reach us by using our online chat (to use the chat, click on the orange tab near the bottom left of the page), email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, use the support form located at http://elearning.gfcmsu.edu/d2lsupport.html, call us at either 406-771-4440 or toll-free at 800-254-2815, or if you plan to be on campus, stop in and see us in G100!