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Online Courses and Brightspace/D2L

GeorgiaVIEW Brightspace/D2L is the University System of Georgia Board of Regents Online learning management system (also called an LMS). Many of your online and face to face courses will have components residing in GeorgiaVIEW Brightspace/D2L. To access GeorgiaVIEW Brightspace/D2L, you will need to log in to the myEGSC portal.

IMPORTANT:  If you have just added a class within the last 24 hours, it may take 24-48 hours for the course to show up. If you are a new student, it takes an additional day of processing time for your account to be created and for Banner Web (where you registered) to ‘upload’ your name into D2L. If you have concerns AFTER 24 hours, contact your professor by your ega.edu email (Catmail) and let them know of your concern.

GeorgiaVIEW Brightspace/D2L Links

Common Issues to Avoid When Using GeorgiaVIEW D2L

  • Check your computer's date, time and time zone settings to make sure it is correct. If your computer's clock is more than 5 minutes off from the Georgia View Vista server you will have timeout issues and problems submitting work.
  • Java - It is recommend you uninstall all version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) except the version recommended on the system requirements page. Having multiple version of Java installed can cause problems when using GeorgiaVIEW D2L.
  • Turn off all toolbars / plugins in your browser that you do not need. A large number of GeorgiaVIEW D2L issues are due to toolbars installed in your browser.
  • Add https://ega.view.usg.edu into your browsers "Trusted Sites."
  • You may need to turn off your popup blocker while using GeorgiaVIEW D2L.
  • Please use ONLY Chrome, Edge, Firefox or Safari for D2L. Internet Explorer has known issues and is not a recommended browser.

Tips and Tricks for Taking Online Courses

  1. If you are taking a fully online course, log in at least 3-4 times a week (more is better). Check your email for every course each time you log in. (Remember to check both your D2L email AND your ega.edu email regularly. Respond as required by your professor.
  2. Either print out the professor’s calendar (if he/she uses one in D2L) or make one of your own using your syllabus to keep track of due dates and assignments. Your syllabus is the ultimate guide to the course, so you should study it thoroughly.
  3. Be an active participant in class by taking advantage of materials your professor may provide, like study guides, practice quizzes, discussion boards to ask questions, any extra credit opportunities, and meeting your online classmates.
  4. If you don’t understand something, ask! Ask the professor and other students; many of them are experienced online learners.
  5. Do not ever wait until the last minute to submit an assignment. ALWAYS build in extra time—you cannot always predict when power/internet will go out or something might delay you.
  6. While cell phones can be handy for a quick check in, you will ABSOLUTELY need unlimited access to a computer to engage fully in the online course and complete the necessary assignments. This is especially true for written assignments, where text messaging ‘language’ is not appropriate. Writing is one of the main ways you’ll communicate in an online course. Please understand that unless you can regularly access a computer, a fully online course will not work for you.
  7. Practice staying well organized, self-motivated, and working ahead—it’s extremely difficult to catch up even if you miss one online assignment.
  8. Remember that you might have a ‘steep learning curve’ at first, but once you get in a work routine, you may find that online classes are a great option for you. If not, don’t worry—there are always face to face classes you can take if online classes aren’t a good fit for you and your learning style.