Getting Started in D2L

D2L is the learning management system used by West Chester University to support online education for faculty and students. In this section, you will learn how to login to D2L and how to navigate the system.

D2L Fundamentals

 Getting Started in D2L FAQ

Are there additional online tutorials available for students?

Students new to online learning or our learning management system, D2L, can complete short tutorials on learning technologies and digital skills provided through the D2L site called Navigating Digital Learning.  The site is available to all active students who have their university issued email.  After logging into D2L,  the Navigating Digital Learning site can be located in the Orientation semester.

More information on Navigating Digital Learning can be found on the Distance Education Services website.

Is there a D2L app?

D2L is mobile friendly. You are able to seamlessly access your courses using the internet browser on your mobile device. However D2L does have an app, it is called Brightspace Pulse; it is a free mobile app available for iOS and Android devices that can help you stay connected and on track with your courses in D2L Brightspace. The app allows you to view course calendars, readings, assignments, grades and announcments. You can also set up push notifications to alert you so you do not miss important class announcements.

To log into Brightspace Pulse:

  1. Open the Brightspace Pulse app on your device.
  2. Learn more about Brightspace Pulse by swiping left/right or proceed to the next step by tapping Next.
  3. Tap Pick Your School and search for West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
  4. Enter your wcupa.ed email address and password and then tap Log In.

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