Universities use a learning management system (LMS) to deliver online course content, and students use the LMS to complete coursework. Each university has its own LMS. However, all systems are similar.

You may encounter three systems while taking classes through Great Plains IDEA:

Canvas Blackboard D2L (Brightspace by D2L)

 

For each system, students have a different username.  To help you access course and email login pages, and remember usernames, we offer this fillable Course Login Tracking Sheet (PDF).

If you are having technical difficulties fulfilling a course requirement, contact tech support for documentation of the issue. Both university information technology (IT) services and the LMS tech support are available to answer questions. 

Online LMS Resources for Students

Each LMS has a website with guides and resources. Each also has a YouTube channel with short videos explaining specific LMS functions.

Canvas

 

Blackboard

 

 D2L (Brightspace by D2L)

 

Help at the University

You can always contact the university IT Services or a campus coordinator for information and help with using the LMS.

Member Universities

LMS Used

University of Arkansas

Blackboard

Auburn University

Canvas

California State University, Chico

Blackboard

Central Washington University

Canvas

Clemson University

Blackboard/Canvas

Colorado State University

Canvas

University of Georgia

D2L

Iowa State University

Blackboard

Kansas State University

Canvas

KU Medical Center

Blackboard

Michigan State University

D2L

University of Missouri

Canvas

Montana State University

D2L

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Canvas

North Carolina State University

(DELTA) Blackboard/Moodle

North Dakota State University

Blackboard

Oklahoma State University

D2L

South Dakota State University

D2L

Texas Tech University

Blackboard