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Which tools and features are available within Millersville's D2L system? Which tools and features are not?

Most D2L tools and features are enabled at Millersville University, but a few, such as those specifically intended for K-12 environments, are not. Additionally, D2L, Inc. offer a number of supplemental products and services beyond those Millersville have licensed.

 About Brightspace Core and Add-on Packages

D2L, Inc. now bundle their products into one, base, Brightspace Core package and two add-on packages than enhance and extend Brightspace Core: Engagement Plus and Performance Plus. Because PASSHE's relationship with D2L, Inc. predates these new product bundles, Millersville University's set of licensed products does not correspond to any of the bundles.

Brightspace Core includes:

Engagement Plus includes:

Performance Plus includes:

Because new D2L clients all purchase at least Brightspace Core, documentation and videos produced by D2L, Inc. may assume you have access to features of Brightspace products Millersville has not licensed.

If you take advantage of documentation and help materials produced by D2L, Inc., you may run across mention of tools and features of which you've not heard. Please refer to the lists below to determine whether those tools and features are available at Millersville University.

Available Tools and Features






  • EBSCO Curriculum Builder (Reading List) (3rd party tool)
  • Email
  • Examity (3rd party tool)


  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)





  • Links
  • Locations (with limitations)*
  • Locker








  • Templates
  • Turnitin Feedback Studio (3rd party tool)


  • User Progress


  • Video Note



  • YouSeeU Video Assignments (Freemium) (3rd party tool)

Unavailable Tools and Features

  • Awards


    Awards must be defined university-wide. Therefore awards should be established by an appropriate academic committee.

  • Course Builder


    The course builder is an extension of the instructional design wizard which is also disabled.

  • Course Design Accelerator


     The course design accelerator is not supportive of the way courses are created at Millersville University.

  • Course Overview Widget


     The course overview widget is tied to D2L Brightspace Insights, an add-on product not purchased by Millersville University.

  • Getting Started Widget


     The getting started widget is a launcher for the course design accelerator which is also disabled.

  • Impersonate


    Impersonation disrupts user progress information as well as access and activity logs.

  • Instructional Design Wizard


    The instructional design wizard is not supportive of the way courses are created at Millersville University. 

  • Messages (previously: Pager)


    The messages tool interrupts course work.

  • Navbar customization


    One navbar is used university-wide to maintain consistent navigation across courses.

  • Picture Library


    The picture library is a legacy tool, one not updated since D2L v9. Additionally, the picture library is system-wide, not per-course.

  • Themes


    Themes will not work with the Daylight update to D2L.

  • Virtual Classroom (YouSeeU Freemium)


    PASSHE have contracted with Zoom for our synchronous classroom tool.

  • Visual Course List Widget


    The visual course list widget is designed for pre- and early readers in K-12 environments.

Brightspace Products not Licensed by Millersville University

  • Brightspace Core
  • Brightspace Engagement Plus
  • Brightspace Performance Plus
  • Campus Life (defunct)
  • Capture
  • Course Catalog
  • Degree Compass
  • ePortfolio
  • Insights (previously Analytics)
  • LeaP
  • Learning Repository
  • LiveRoom (defunct)
  • Student Success System
  • YouSeeU Video Assignments, Premium level
  • YouSeeU Virtual Classroom, Premium level

Help Desk

Help Desk Contact Info

Location: Boyer Building

Phone: 717-871-7777


Classroom Hotline: 717-871-7820

Call Center

  • Fall/Spring Semesters:
    • M-Th 7:00am - 7:00pm EST
    • F 7:00am - 5:00pm EST
  • Summer Sessions:
    • M-F 7:00am - 5:00pm EST

Walk-in TAC

Technical Assistance Center - access via W. Frederick Street side of building

  • Fall/Spring Semesters:
    • M-Th 8:00 am - 7:00pm, F 8:00am - 5:00pm EST
  • Winter/Summer Sessions:
    • M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm EST

After Hours D2L Help

Email and Live Chat

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