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Brightspace by D2L is a Brock’s online Learning Management System (LMS). It is maintained and supported by the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation and is available to all instructors, staff, and students.

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This webpage provides instruction on the best ways of managing, delivering, and assessing , and facilitating course content in the Brightspace environment. You will also find guides to aid in the design and construction of learning experiences for students.

CPI is available to offer support, fixes, and guidance advice for Brightspace and all of Brock’s learning technologies.

Contact for further assistance.

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How do I request or access Brightspace?

All Brock accounts can access Brightspace directly by logging into

Brightspace site shells are automatically generated for all academic courses at Brock. Access to said sites relies on membership with an official roster, which is determined by instructor assignment or course enrolment. Both instructors and students should inquire with Brock Central (the Office of the Registrar & Enrolment Services) for authoritative answers as to their enrolment status.

Brightspace Help Documentation

Brightspace Training

Instructors are welcome to sign-up for Brightspace training and workshops offered by CPI. Students are welcome to sign-up for Brightspace training and workshops offered by Learning Services.

Explorer Sites

Brightspace Explorer Sites are automatically available for all faculty and staff and provide a simulated Brightspace experience for testing and exploration. Explorer sites are not intended for teaching and will not automatically receive student enrollment as with standard Brightspace course sites.

Access your Brightspace Explorer Site by logging into