About Online Classroom (Brightspace)

The Online Classroom (Brightspace, formerly D2L) is the Oklahoma State University system’s learning management system (LMS). The LMS provides a virtual classroom environment which can be used to support faculty and students in both distance and face-to-face classes.

What's great about it?

The Online Classroom (Brightspace) allows faculty to share course content in a variety of media, provide feedback, and promote student collaboration in the virtual classroom.    

How do I get it?

Whether you are teaching face-to-face or at a distance, your online classroom is automatically generated each semester and students are automatically enrolled. Although the date can vary, the Online Classroom is usually available approximately four weeks before the semester begins.  

Are there tutorials?

We have provided a list of the Online Classroom (Brightspace) tutorials for both instructors and students. Please see the links below.

Things to remember

Logging in to the Online Classroom (Brightspace) requires the user have an O-Key account.  It's important to note that new users cannot log in to the Online Classroom for at least 24 hours after their O-Key is activated. 

Ways to use the Online Classroom (Brightspace)

Classroom Interaction

  • Post thought-provoking questions to the discussion thread and ask students to respond/interact


  • Make student grades available throughout the semester to further engagement and promote retention

For more information and training materials, go to the OSUIT Professional Learning Community in the Online Classroom (Brightspace). You will need your O-Key credentials to log in to this site. The first time you log in, you will need to complete the self-registration process.