D2L Brightspace Faculty Guide

Welcome to the D2L Brightspace Faculty Guide — a resource for PCC faculty.

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New Resources

  • Teaching Amidst COVID-19?For information visit the Faculty COVID-19 Prepareness Guide
  • New 24/7 D2L Brightspace Support Page for students, faculty and staff in multiple languages (e.g. Spanish and French) which includes a live "Chat with Support" option on every page. The Contact Support page includes a support request form and a live phone line (1-877-325-7778).
  • 24/7 Widgets for Your D2L Courses. Currently, any faculty using a custom course home page may need to manually add this widget. To learn how, please see this screencast.

Grades Settings FAQ

The Center for Learning Technology has compiled a list of common questions and possible solutions to aid you in addressing your D2L Brightspace Grades tool questions. Please review these FAQ topics and select the topic that meets your needs.

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D2L Brightspace Resources

The D2L Brightspace Learning Environment is software that allows Pima Community College to create and host courses on the internet. Review these D2L Brightspace resources to assist you in creating and/or managing your classes using course management system.

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Teaching Resources

By its very nature, online teaching and learning is different from traditional means of education. You and your students are interacting with each other and your course content without physically being together. This suggests new practices are required. The purpose of these pages is to provide teaching strategies and pedagogical resources for you, the online instructor.

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Human Help

Need to speak with someone about your D2L classroom? These pages provide live-chat, phone and request form support for D2L Brightspace, as well as a range of support resources.

Subscription Training

Provides Pima Community College instructors with unlimited access to on-demand and live virtual D2L Brightspace training. This training enables Pima to keep instructors up-to-date with the latest improvements from D2L Brightspace. Register now!

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Quick Links

PimaOnline Course Development Guide

A resource for faculty who want to improve the quality of their online course and/or develop a new online course.

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D2L Brightspace Ease of Use Training Page

If you attended the D2L Brightspace Ease of Use Training, you can view all of the pages from the training at the D2L Brightspace Ease of Use Training page.

Go to Training Pages


The Announcements tool enables you to create news items that help communicate course updates, changes, and new information to your users quickly and effectively. Since My Home or Course Home is the first page that users often see when they log in or access their courses, the News widget is a good area for displaying important information.

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Course homepages are made up primarily of informational boxes known as widgets. When you first login to your course, you will see some college-wide widgets on your My Home page. You can customize your Course Home page by adding, removing or reorganizing widgets.

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PCC now offers 24/7 D2L Brightspace Support for students, faculty or staff! Click here to email or chat with a live agent, or call 1-877-325-7778