SUNY Adirondack uses Brightspace as its Digital Learning Environment (DLE). You can access your syllabi, see and submit classroom assignments, and connect with professors.

Students can access Brightspace by logging into the MySUNYADK Portal and clicking on the Brightspace icon in the green menu bar at the top of the page.

Logging in

For assistance with your username and password, or if you are receiving an error message when you try to log in, please contact the SUNY Adirondack Help Desk at 518-743-2226.

Check compatibility

Use this handy system checker to ensure compatibility with D2L Brightspace. (The System Check is also available in the Help menu in Brightspace.)

Brightspace FAQs

If you're wondering, others likely are too, so we compiled some of the most frequently asked questions about Brightspace, for your convenience.

Check out our How to Get Help page for options and resources.

To view only courses for the current semester in Brightspace, scroll down to the "My Courses" widget, then click on the tab for the current semester. For example: "24FA - Fall 2024" shows only the fall 2022 courses.

The tab in "My Courses" named "All" will show all of your courses from all semesters. This will also include any Brightspace course shells that are not courses, such as clubs and organizations.

Students will see their courses listed in Brightspace when each faculty member has made their course active. Courses are made active based on the instructional mode for each course.

  • Students in fully online (ON) courses will be able to preview their courses one week before the official course start date. If you do not see one of your "ON" courses yet, please be patient; your professor is finalizing your course and it will be available to you shortly.
  • Traditional face-to-face courses (TR) that supplement in person teaching and learning with online resources will be available in Brightspace by the first course meeting, if the professor chooses to use Brightspace. Your professor will let you know if and how they plan to use Brightspace when classes officially begin meeting face-to-face.
  • Courses in other instructional modes such as remote synchronous (RS), hybrid (HY), remote online (RO), flexible (FL), and flexible synchronous courses (FS) will have their online resources available in Brightspace after the semester officially begins.

Please contact your instructor if you do not see your course shell in Brightspace once the semester has begun. 

The instructional mode would have been indicated when you registered for the course. The instructional mode is indicated by a two-letter campus code in the title of your course in Brightspace. You can see a list of all of the course instructional modes in the College Catalog.



Students have access to courses from the previous semester for 60 days after the official course end date listed in Banner. Once your access to courses from a past semester ends, you will still see the courses but they will be marked Closed in the My Courses widget. 

Note: Students who received a grade of incomplete in Banner will have extended access to the course in Brightspace until the date agreed upon with their instructor.