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GaVIEW Tutorials

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GeorgiaVIEW Tips for Success

For best success with GaVIEW, remember the Tips listed below.


  • Your GaVIEW username is your CanesNet username: first.last name (e.g. joe.doe), which is a part of the GSW email address before the ‘@’ symbol 
  • Your GaVIEW password is your CanesNet password.


  • By default, courses will not be available to your students until the first day of classes.
  • Courses will not be available to students until 1-2 business days after their registration, even if they register late. If this time has passed, and students have problems with seeing or accessing the course, they are recommended to contact you as a course instructor. You can add them to the course manually using their last names. 


  • Browsers:
    • Preferred web browsers for GaVIEW are Firefox 32+ and Google Chrome. Internet Explorer is not recommended, however, it is supported. For fewer problems during the semester, disable automatic updates on your computer and DO NOT update your browser or Java until the semester is over.
  • Learn about System and Software Requirements
  • Find out if your computer is set up properly for GaVIEW. You can also click the “Please click here for a System Check before you login” on the GaVIEW login page.
  • Recommend your students to clear their web browser cache and cookies regularly, especially before starting quizzes. It’s a good practice to clear browser cache and cookies often to avoid GaVIEW issues.


  • Recommend your students to compose assignments using software such as Microsoft Word, then copy and paste the text or attach the document to the assignment. It will help them to avoid timing-out and losing their work. Lost compositions are NOT recoverable.
  • To minimize issues while taking a quiz, ask your students:
    • To clear browser’s cache and cookies
    • To save each quiz response as they answer it
    • Don’t save all responses individually at the end of the quiz. Saving too many responses at once can cause your quiz to freeze and fail to save the responses.


Brightspace by D2L Community

The Brightspace by D2L Community is a D2L-hosted, public website (not just for University System of Georgia Brightspace users), and contains important information, including but not limited to archives of D2L documentation and various discussion topics and forums:

  •     New members can register by filling out the Enrollment form on the Brightspace Community Register page
    •   Please note that it is NOT necessary to login to submit new users when using the Enrollment form
  •     Post a unique idea:
    •   Once you log in, click the Product Ideas link at the top
    •   The tool will list existing similar ideas so you can add comments to an existing idea instead of creating a duplicate
    •   To post the idea, click Post Idea in the right panel
  •     Vote on ideas that other community members have posted
  •     Add comments to ideas to help others understand why it would be valuable to them and search for ideas similar to ones you have
  •     View recent and popular feature requests
  •     Subscribe to ideas so you can be alerted to new comments and changes in status.

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