Desire2Learn (D2L)

D2L Brightspace is the course management system used by ECC to deliver online and hybrid classes. It is also used to enhance many face-to-face classes and offers a high-quality academic experience that can include integrated librarians, tutors, and more. You must be registered in a course using D2L Brightspace to access the system. After registering for an online class, about one week before its start, you will receive an email with instructions for accessing it.

Curious to know more? Watch the distance learning student orientation.

Login Instructions


  1. Students log into the system using a user name and password. To log in, go to D2L.
  2. Enter your academic network credentials, the same user ID & password you use to log into accessECC Portal.
  3. Select login.

Getting Started


To be successful, you need to be prepared with the necessary technology, such as laptops or Chromebooks, and access to the Internet. ECC's technology lending program offers these resources through the Library Circulation Desk, including access to graphing calculators. If you're unsure exactly what you need, speak to your instructor. You can request assistance with these items by email at circdesk@elgin.edu. Public access computers are available in the college's computer labs or library on campus and offer Internet access, software, and computer print stations. 

  1. A reliable internet connection.
    • For technical problems, contact the distance learning help desk at 847-214-7620 or email d2lhelpdesk@elgin.edu.
  2. A computer that runs reliably in the current web environment is ideally purchased within the previous 5 years.
  3. Visit the D2L browser support page for platform requirements.

NEW - Reading Support in D2L

ReadSpeaker is a tool that allows all ECC students to listen to certain material on D2L. For helpful videos on how to use this simple tool, visit:
● ReadSpeaker webReader 3.2: How-To Videos
● ReadSpeaker docReader: How-To Videos

Desire2Learn Technology Requirements


  • Have a valid email account.
  • Have Internet access.
  • Have a word processor.
Minimum Computer Requirements
Computer TechnologyRequiredRecommended
Operating System Windows 10, 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8 Mac OS X Windows 10 Mac OS X
Video Minimum resolution of 1024 x 768 Resolution of 1024 x 768 or greater
Internet speed 1.5 Mbps (Students), 10 Mbps (Instructors) cable modem or DSL
Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) JRE v1.6.x
(Required to run LiveRoom 4.3 and Equation Editor.)
JRE 1.6 update 31
JavaScript Enabled Enabled
Cookies Enabled Enabled
Browser Support
BrowserSupported Browser Version(s)Maintenance Browser Version(s)
Microsoft Edge Latest n/a
Microsoft Internet Explorer No Longer Supported 11
Mozilla Firefox Latest, ESR n/a
Google Chrome Latest n/a
Apple Safari Latest n/a
Desire2Learn Tablet and Mobile Support
DeviceOperating SystemBrowserSupported Browser Version(s)
Android Android 5.0 Chrome Latest
Apple iOS Safari, Chrome Latest
Windows Windows 10 Edge, Chrome, Firefox Latest

Check your system compatibility


Welcome to Brightspace Tutorials

These tutorials will walk you through how to use ECC's course management system.

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