My Home Page

Step-by-step instructions are available below the video.

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Important:

Is your course not listed?

D2L course sites are made active to students 7 days before a semester/session starts. Course sites become inactive five weeks into the next regular semester.

Instructors sometimes deactivate a site, making it invisible to students, while they work on the site. If you do not see a D2L site, please contact the instructor. You can find instructor information in your UAcces Student Center (opens in new tab) or in the UArizona Phonebook (opens in new tab).

Manage Course List in My Courses

Filter the list of courses on your D2L homepage by semester or term.

Step 1

Select the semester you wish to view, located under My Courses.

Step 1a

Use the arrows to locate older semesters within My Courses.

Add Information to Your Profile

Add an image and other information to your profile.

Step 1

Select your Personal Menu, located at the top of your D2L My Home screen, and select Profile.

Step 2

Enter any information you'd like to share about yourself.

Step 3

To add a Profile Picture, select the Change Picture button.

Step 4

Select My Computer.

Step 5

Drag and drop an image into the box or select Upload and locate an image on your computer.

Step 6

Select Open.

Step 7

Select Add.

Step 8

Select Save and Close.

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Set Up Notifications Via Email or Text

Control if or how you receive notifications about activity in your courses.

Step 1

Select your Personal Menu, located at the top of your D2L My Home screen, and select Notifications.

Step 2

Select Register your mobile and fill out the form to receive notifications via text.

In the Instant Notifications section, check the boxes to the right of each activity/tool in the list for which you want notifications.

Note

D2L Notifications are auto-generated by dates and actions taken by the instructor in a course (e.g., a new grade is published, an Announcement is posted, etc.). They are not sent directly by instructors. If you experience a significant delay receiving notifications, please [LINK: contact the Instructional Technology team].

Step 3

Select Save

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Brightspace Pulse

Learn to navigate the Brightspace Pulse App

Brightspace Pulse Overview

Step 1

Download the Brightspace Pulse app (opens in new tab), which is available through Google Play and the App Store.

Step 2

Find The University of Arizona in the list under "Select your institution."

Step 3

Log in with your NetID credentials.

Check and set the time zone D2L will use

By setting the correct time zone, D2L will appropriately display due dates according to your time zone.

Step 1

Select your Personal Menu, located at the top of your D2L My Home screen, and select Account Settings.

Step 2

Scroll down to Time Zone.

Step 3

Make the correct selections for your time zone.

Step 4

Select Save and Close.

Find and Pin Your Courses

The Course Selector tool allows you to search for and pin any of your course sites for rapid access.

Step 1

From your D2L Homepage, select the Select a course icon. 

Arrow points to the Select a course icon.

Step 2

Locate the course by either searching or scrolling the list.

Step 3

When located, select the Pin icon (to the right of the course title). This will "pin" the course to the top of the list making it easier for you to locate.

Arrow points to the Pin icon.

Step 4

Select the course to navigate to the course site.

Note

You may pin any course site; however it is especially recommended to pin sites that are not credit-bearing. For example, Department course sites or sites used for extra-curricular or supplemental activities.

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