Online Learning Support

Students who have registered in an online learning course, be sure to:

  • Order all course materials and books from the bookstore.
  • Review Saskatchewan Polytechnic and instructor communication sent prior to the course start date by either mail or email.
  • Complete the Online Course Orientation below.

Student support for online learning:

Accessing your Brightspace (D2L) online course and mySaskPolytech

Brightspace is Sask Polytech’s online learning environment to access your course content, including the course outline, learning materials, assignments dropbox, quizzes, discussion forums and more.


  1. From, click on mySaskPolytech button at the top right corner to visit
  2. If you are prompted to login, enter your Sask Polytech username and Password at the login page.
    Your username is an email formatted like this: The username email always starts with your last name.
    By default, your password is your birth date as a six digit number in the DDMMYY format, with no spaces or other characters. For example, if you were born on January 9, 1985 you would type 090185.

    Login page

    If you're already logged into the Sask Polytech network, you'll be connected right away. 
    Student Landing Page

  3. From here, you can navigate to Brightspace by selecting the Brightspace icon.
    Brightspace icon
  4. You will arrive at the Brightspace homepage for your courses. Click on the course you wish to access in the 'My Courses' widget.

Best Practices for Brightspace (D2L)

Brightspace (D2L) is Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s integrated learning platform. This online environment provides students with an interface for accessing the content of their courses, including the course outline, course content, an assignment dropbox, quizzes, discussion forums and much more. 

  • Use an up to date, modern browser to access Brightspace (D2L).
  • It is a good idea to do a System Check before you login to Brightspace.
  • If you are unable to access the mySaskPolytech login (i.e. it is not working or cannot be reached), try logging in to Brightspace (D2L) at
  • Once in D2L, if you are having an issue with a tool in one browser, please try a different browser. Some D2L tools, features and functions could perform better in a different browser.

Before starting your course, please see the Student Help widget (image below) on your Course Home page to become familiar with the Learning Environment. 

brightspace student help

Helpdesk and technical issues

Contact the Helpdesk if you are having issues or need some assistance with your technology.


myWorkspace provides a virtual Windows desktop and software to complete assignments, print and email. Access your programs’ desktop by clicking the myWorkspace icon on mySaskPolytech. Learn more and view additional resources on the ITS Support and Resources page.

User ID and password

Your username is assigned to you by Sask Polytech.

  1. For students who are enroled in full-time programs on campus or Regional College offerings, you will receive your username and password at an orientation or from your instructor.
  2. For students who are taking Continuing Education programming, you will receive your username and password via your personal email address.
If you are having trouble logging into mySaskPolytech to access your online material, please call the Helpdesk at 1-888-733-5333.

Your password is your birthdate as a six digit number with no spaces or other characters. (ie. If you were born on 09 January, 1985 you would type 090185).