Course Access, Deletion, and Updates

Browse the topics to learn more about D2L Brightspace course access, request, deletion, and more.

Courses and enrollments in D2L Brightspace are added automatically. Request to add Teacher's Assistants and Co-Instructors quickly.

Courses creation and enrollments occur in near real-time:

Request to add a Teacher's Assistant or Co-Instructor to your courses - for users not officially listed in our record system.

Copy and share your course materials for easy re-use.

Copy course materials from one semester to another in a few clicks.

Share D2L Brightspace materials with other Instructors and Teacher's Assistants for collaboration and consistency.

Group/merge multiple courses into a single D2L Brightspace course in minutes using a self service app.

Learn how to log into the Brightspace Courses self-service tool and merge/group multiple sections together into a single course:

Request MergeD courses

Why would I merge/group courses?

The course deletion maintenance occurs every year in February.

Key points of the course deletion process:

  • All courses are retained for at least 5 years.
  • All courses are considered for deletion including semester, Quality Matters/QM, development, training, etc... if the course is in D2L Brightspace, it is considered for deletion.
  • Avoid course deletion by copying from or clicking into/accessing the courses you wish keep at least every 2 years.
  • Back up your courses: Export after each semester.

Note: This 5 year deletion cycle was implemeted in 2021. As part of our old process, courses prior to Spring 2019 have already been permanently deleted/purged.

Save your courses and materials from deletion with a few clicks.

Log course activity at least once every 2 years to prevent inactivation and deletion. Course activity includes:

  • Access to the course by an Instructor or Student,
  • Copy components from the course.
  • Note: Access by a Teacher's Assistant or Administrator is not considered activity.

Export and save your materials after each semester as a back-up. Learn how to export and save your course materials and gradebooks:

Save/Export Your Course Materials

Share your course materials

D2L Brightspace is updated on a monthly basis to improve features and functionality.

Updates are applied in real time, there is no down time for updates.

Read the detailed release notes on the system support site to learn about each months' update.

Note: You may be prompted to login in with your credentials to access this site.

Look up Release Notes