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Get Started with Brightspace

If you've never used Brightspace, watch this video!

Find my Courses in the Brightspace Learning Environment

  1. Go to Brightspace Log in page

  2. Log in with your NetID and NetID password.

Courses for which users have registered will be listed under the current semester. Learners will see courses if/when the instructor has made the course(s) active.

Get Help with Brightspace

Use Montana State Box

Box is a collaboration and file-sharing service for Montana State University students, faculty and staff. Box is a great resource for sharing and storing files. Files in Box are backed-up (excellent way to have a back up plan for your work).  Montana State Box is the name of MSU's instance of Box.

Compress a File Before Uploading to Brightspace

Brightspace has a file size limit of 1GB for uploading files. Therefore, it may be necessary to compress files. You can compress large files without loss of quality/resolution by using Adobe Lightroom. The Adobe Creative Cloud, including Lightroom, is available to all MSU students:

An alternative would be to load the image file to your Box account and post that link to your Brightspace area. 

Meet with My Instructor or Others in Real Time

Schedule meetings or group sessions wherever you are, whenever you want, with Webex Meetings, MSU's online video meeting service. 

Use Microsoft Teams

Make a Presentation

Students at MSU have a TechSmith account to record presentations.

Access your account with your NetID and Password and download the software. Students can share their recordings directly with the instructor through an Assignment submission link in Brightspace/D2L or with other students as a link to their recording in an online discussion forum set up for sharing. Note that students may want to use another recording tool that they are familiar with but make sure the output of their presentation using that tool can be shared in the Brightspace/D2L course.