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D2L Brightspace Learning Management System

D2L Brightspace Learning Management System

In 2022, Downstate will migrate from Blackboard Learn to Brightspace. Training will likely begin in March. Select degree programs will begin using Brightspace for their Summer 2022 courses. Remaining programs will migrate for Fall 2022.

Learning about D2L Brightspace

More will be posted here in the coming weeks. In the meantime:

  • Watch a demonstration webinar
    • You will be required to use your Downstate authentication. Note: After you log in, you may need to re-paste the following URL into your web browser (
    • The demo by the vendor begins at about 16 minutes into the recording.
  • Faculty: Learn on a "Sandbox" Course
    • Use the Registration link at to create an account. Only those with a Downstate email  can register for a self-service sandbox.
    • Once you register, return to the link above and log in.  A site will be created that containing two courses: a blank one and a course with existing content, assessments and more.

Learn More

For further information, contact the ACT Office.

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