MSU D2L upgrade planned May 11-13

MSU IT will be migrating the MSU D2L system to a hosted environment May 11-13. D2L will be unavailable beginning at 6:00 p.m. on May 11, and will be available again after 7:00 a.m. on May 13.

Additionally, D2L course merge and unmerge requests will now be handled by the MSU IT Service Desk at (517) 432-6200 or

Expanded D2L features

MSU is shifting to a new cloud-hosted environment to allow for quicker software updates and a more stable system. This migration will also allow MSU to take advantage of new features and functionality that D2L/Brightspace provides in its cloud-hosted platform.

D2L will also be upgraded to version 10.7, which offers new features and tools for faculty, instructors, and students.

MSU’s hosting with Brightspace takes into account the MSU Institutional Data Policy, as well as the Family and Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Read more about the MSU D2L privacy statement.

Summer course preparation

Before May 11:

  • Faculty and instructors should finalize their summer semester D2L course content in advance.
  • Call the MSU IT Service Desk at (517) 432-6200 or to request summer course merges or unmerges.

After May 13, 7:00 a.m.:

  • Log into MSU D2L to review your courses, groups, and links.
  • Report any issues to the MSU IT Service Desk at (517) 432-6200 or

Ongoing course support

MSU IT offers ongoing course support for faculty and instructors.

For in-person summer course support, stop by D2L office hours in The Hub (D101 Wells Hall) to work with an MSU IT instructional designer on:

  • Thursday, April 27: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 2: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 15: 1:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 16: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 24: 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Other resources:

For D2L questions or to request support from an instructional designer, please contact the MSU IT Service Desk at (517) 432-6200 or