Desire2Learn: Students

Welcome back students!  Good news! You will notice a new look and feel when you log on to Desire2Learn also known as D2L. The new user interface adapts to different screen sizes and looks great on laptops, tablets, and smartphones to make it easier to stay connected and access the system from anywhere. Click here to watch a 2 minute video on how to navigate the D2L learning environment. Please note that D2L is also known as Brightspace. To access Desire2Learn click here: https://prairiestate.desire2learn.com.  If you are having problems logging in to D2L, contact the ITR Help Desk at (708) 709-7999 or helpdesk@prairiestate.edu. Please have your PSC ID number ready when contacting the ITR Help Desk. 
If you need help with D2L, please contact Toni Koslow at akoslow@prairiestate.edu

Antonia (Toni) Koslow, Ph.D.
D2L Systems Administrator

If you are using Microsoft Office 365 Online or Google to create your files, please review the following instructions.

Microsoft Office 365 Online
If you created a file using Microsoft Office 365 Online, download the file to your computer and save it as a Microsoft Word document. Log in to Desire2Learn (D2L) and go to your course. Select Assessment and then Assignments from the navigation bar. Click on the assignment title, select Add a File and select My Computer. Select Upload to add the file from your computer. After locating your file, select Add. Select Submit and click Done. If you have any questions or have difficulty submitting the assignment, contact Toni Koslow at akoslow@prairiestate.edu.  If you forget your password for Microsoft Office 365 Online, contact Professor Jackie Dennis, Computer Information Technology Coordinator at jdennis@prairiestate.edu.

Google Docs
If you created a file using Google Docs, convert it to Microsoft Office format to submit your assignment. In Google Docs, click File on the menu, select Download as and select Microsoft Word from the drop-down menu. Save the file to your computer.  Log in to Desire2Learn (D2L) and go to your course. Select Assessment and then Assignments from the navigation bar. Click on the assignment title, select Add a File and select My Computer. Select Upload to add the file from your computer. After locating your file, select Add. Select Submit and click Done. If you have any questions or have difficulty submitting the assignment, contact Toni Koslow at akoslow@prairiestate.edu

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Antonia Koslow, PhD., Manager of Online Learning/D2L Systems Administrator at akoslow@prairiestate.edu

What is My Account Information?

Prairie State College uses a single sign-on account for all users. This means that one username and password is used for the main applications that you'll use on campus. You will be notified of your username and password, but required to change your password when you login for the first time. You will also be required to change your password at least every 6 months.

Username: Your username is the first initial of your first name and your full last name, possibly followed by some numbers. (Example: jdoe2356)

Password: Your default password is an 8-digit random alphanumeric code. Students will receive a letter or email that includes this information


Tutorials

Written and Video Documentation

The documents are in PDF format and Adobe Reader is required to view them. Download the latest version for free.

Topic Documentation Type
Binder PDF
Blog PDF
Logging in to D2L PDF
Pulse App PDF
Sending Email PDF
Taking and Reviewing a Quiz PDF
The Minibar PDF
Using Chat PDF
Using the Discussion Forum PDF
Using Assignments PDF
Using the Attendance tool PDF
Video Assignments by YouSeeU PDF
Viewing Content PDF
Viewing Grades PDF
Virtual Classroom by YouSeeU PDF
Wiggio PDF

 


Problems/Questions

If you are having problems logging in to D2L, contact the ITR Help Desk at (708) 709-7999 or helpdesk@prairiestate.edu. Please have your PSC ID number ready when contacting the ITR Help Desk.

If the semester has started and you do not see your class in D2L, please contact the instructor and ask them to activate the course. If you do not know who the instructor is, contact the appropriate department.

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