Carleton’s Learning Management System (LMS) is changing in May 2021. Starting May 1, all courses will be offered on Brightspace by D2L. This week, we’re reviewing five things instructors need to know about migrating existing course content from cuLearn to the new LMS ahead of campus-wide access to Brightspace on Feb. 16. Here’s the fifth key thing:

5. Training is available

Brightspace Basics workshops will be ongoing throughout spring and summer 2021. Exploring the Brightspace interface in training will allow you to better understand your migrated content. You’ll see technical demonstrations, hear about available resources and get answers to your course questions. You will learn the new LMS and have a better sense of where to get started with your course design. In addition to Brightspace Basics workshops, TLS will be expanding workshop offerings to include intermediate/advanced training sessions as well. Check the TLS events page regularly and sign up for a session. 

If the training topic you’re looking for isn’t listed yet, try visiting the Brightspace Video Tutorial YouTube channel for helpful videos on most topics. Remember, some navbars and menus in the tutorial videos may not be the same as Carleton’s menus and navbars. For instructions based on Carleton navbars and menus, visit the Brightspace Instructor Support site. We’ll be adding new topics and instructions regularly to support you. 

If you have questions, feel free to reach out to us at We’re looking forward to showing you what Brightspace has to offer for your teaching and learning.