Brightspace Resources

Desire2Learn’s Brightspace was selected by SUNY in fall of 2021 as the LMS of choice, with a system-wide implementation mandate to create a unified student experience throughout SUNY campuses. There are many components that make up a Digital Learning System (DLE), including the LMS and third-party integrations which help enhance the LMS. Examples of these technologies are Panopto, Respondus, VoiceThread, ReadSpeaker, etc. The Office of Distance Learning is leading the migration process from Blackboard to Brightspace to ensure a smooth transition between the two systems and related technologies. As part of the first cohort of campuses to transition, Farmingdale State College will host some courses on Brightspace in the Fall 2022 semester. By Spring 2023, all Farmingdale State College courses will be transitioned over from Blackboard to Brightspace. 

This website is intended to be a resource for updates, training, course conversion, help documentation, and support and will be updated regularly so please check back often. Additional updates will also be sent from the Office of Distance Learning. 

All questions or concerns should be forwarded to the Farmingdale State College Distance Learning helpdesk at


Faculty Questions

We offer ongoing workshops and trainings for faculty covering a range of topics, from managing the tools inside the LMS to integrating engaging activities or media. 

SUNY CPD has also integrated an asynchronous course that faculty can access inside Brightspace. It is called “SUNY DLE Brightspace Fundamentals Asynchronous Modules” and is listed under the “CPD Pilot Semester” tab of “My Courses.”

Visit our Events Page to see workshops from our DLE vendors and from our staff in the Department of Distance Learning 


Student Questions

The SUNY Center for Professional Development (SUNY CPD) has developed a Brightspace orientation training specifically for students.  

This training is self-paced and you will find it once you  log into Brightspace; it is called "FSC Student Orientation".

The same login that is used for your campus email and password 

If you have any trouble, please call Distance Learning at 934-420-5300 or email our helpdesk at

For after-hours and weekend support, you can reach out to the Open SUNY Helpdesk: 844-673-6786 or email them at 



Help and Support 

All questions or concerns should be forwarded to the Farmingdale State College Distance Learning helpdesk at

distance learning

Greenley Hall
Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Last Modified 2/21/24