You can log into D2L from the top of any WCU webpage. Choose the D2L tab and enter your username and password. (This is the same username and password you use for your WCU email and your myWCU).
If you are having difficulty logging into D2L due to password issues, please contact the WCU IT Help Desk at 610-436-3350.
Please note that it can take up to 24 hours for D2L to be updated once you are officially
registered for a course with the Registrar's Office. It is also possible that your
instructor has not activated the course in D2L. If you see that you have the course
listed in MyWCU, contact the instructor to confirm when/if they will be using the
D2L Course Site.
D2L Services recommends the use of Firefox or Chrome when working in D2L. You may experience issues when utilizing other browsers.
Students should avoid using mobile devices (iPad, iPhone, Android devices, etc.) when submitting assignments or taking quizzes in D2L
Please see the following for recommended D2L file sizes.
Did you know that there are additional tools integrated into West Chester's instance of D2L? These tools work in conjunction with D2L to assist with plagiarism detection, communication, and audio visual needs.
Camtasia: Camtasia is a powerful video creation and editing tool that allows you to capture anything on your screen, as well as import other video, music, photos and more to customize your video. The Camtasia Add-In for PowerPoint enables a quick and easy method to view the slideshow presentation and record voice-over. This software can be installed on WCU issued computers. For more information, please email FAST@wcupa.edu.
Collaborate - Online rooms: BB Collaborate is a useful tool that allows faculty to schedule virtual "real-time" classrooms. Online rooms can be utilized in the following scenarios: when it is not possible to meet in an on-site classroom setting, to allow student groups to meet virtually, and to hold virtual office hours or one-on-one meetings.
My Media (Kaltura): My Media is a secure audio/video streaming service (Kaltura) that is used to upload and manage media files for use in D2L.
Respondus: Respondus 4.o is a Windows-based software authoring tool that allows faculty to create exams in MS Word format and publish directly into a D2L course. An added benefit is that it allows faculty to retrieve an existing exam from a D2L course and print it. The Respondus Test Bank Network provides access to 7,000 publisher test banks to create exams and learning activities. This software is available for DOWNLOAD to active WCU faculty. Contact D2L@wcupa.edu for assistance.
Turnitin / Grademark: Turnitin checks student's dropbox submissions for potential plagiarism. The Originality Reports that are generated provide a summary of matching or highly similar text found in a submitted paper. Turnitin will search the web and all documents that have been submitted through the tool to check for originality.
The Brightspace Community site contains tutorials, training materials, and demonstration videos. A log-in is required. The username and password are unique to the Brightspace Community. Please follow these steps to register:
NOTE: When filling out Organization Name, please make sure to put "West Chester University of Pennsylvania."