Step 4: Accessing Your Online Course

What is a learning management system?

A learning management system or "LMS" is used to access course content such as syllabi, discussions, lecture notes, assignments, and assessments.

Which learning management system should I use?

Students pursuing online undergraduate degrees such as the B.S. in Criminal Justice will be using BlazeVIEW, powered by Desire2Learn (D2L), the Valdosta State University learning management system to access their courses.

Students enrolled in an eMajor degree program (BS Organizational Leadership, BA Office Administration and Technology, or BA Legal Assistant Studies) and students enrolled in eCore courses will access collaborative courses through GoVIEW, powered by D2L, the University System of Georgia collaborative learning management system. The course information inside Banner Registration will help you to identify which system you will use for the course.

Logging into BlazeVIEW D2L:

  • Your username will be the prefix of your VSU e-mail address.

Ex. Student Jan Brady with the e-mail address janbrady@valdosta.edu, her BlazeVIEW username would be janbrady

  • To locate your BlazeVIEW password, use the BlazeVIEW Self-Service Password Utility. You can use this tool to create your password, or for a BlazeVIEW password reset if you have forgotten your password. 

Note:  You will not be able to see your courses until the first day of class. If you have just registered, you may not have access to your courses for up to 48 hours.

If you are enrolled in a University System of Georgia Collaborative undergraduate program you will access the GoVIEW learning management system to access your courses: eCore | European Union Certificate

Additional Resources:

Getting help with BlazeVIEW D2L:

If you encounter issues while logging into BlazeVIEW, please submit a request for assistance to our Information Technology Helpdesk or contact them at 229-245-4357. 

Logging into GoVIEW D2L:

  • Your username will be the prefix of your VSU e-mail address followed by the suffix _vsu.

Ex. Student Jan Brady with the e-mail address janbrady@valdosta.edu, her GoVIEW username would be janbrady_vsu

  • Your password will be the same as your Banner Registration password. This is password you used to log in to register for the course. If you do not know your password, click the Forgot your password? link on the log in page below, and a new password will be sent to your VSU email address.
  • Log in to GoVIEW.

Getting help with GoVIEW D2L:

If you encounter issues while logging into GoVIEW, please review the D2L Help Center's "What should I do if I forgot my password?" article.  If you continue to experience issues, contact the D2L Help Center's toll free number at 1-855-772-0423.