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Student Help Desk

Location: Deputy Hall 161
Office Hours: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Monday - Friday
Phone: Local: 218-755-3777
Toll-Free: 1-888-240-4759


Students taking class through OPTIVATION (the former Center for Research and Innovation (CRI)):  

  1. Contact your instructor for questions about class information and assignments.
  2. For D2L questions, please contact Kris Williams 218-755-4900 or Kris Williams

After-hours D2L Brightspace Help

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) D2L Brightspace HelpDesk:

Online answers are available by going to There are three options for online help.

  1. Look up your problem using the Search feature, OR
  2. Click on the tab for "Ask a Question" and respond to all items with a *red star (text boxes and drop-downs), OR
  3. Request "live" chat support by clicking on the "Live Help" tab and filling in the appropriate information in the boxes. 

NOTE: Chat support is available:

Monday - Thursday:  07:30 AM - 11:30 PM CDT
Friday:  07:30 AM - 04:00 PM CDT
Saturday:  11:00 AM - 06:00 PM CDT
Sunday:  07:30 AM - 11:30 PM CDT

MnSCU D2L Brightspace HelpDesk.
Toll Free: 1-877-GO MNSCU (1-877-466-6728)