Campus-wide access to Brightspace starts on February 16, with access to the new Learning Management System (LMS) and a personal sandbox. You’ll be able to log in to Brightspace using your existing MC1 credentials by visiting: brightspace.carleton.ca.
What’s waiting on the other side of the login? A refreshing new interface and exciting new ways to engage your students!
Many Courses Are Already Migrated
If you’re wondering about the course content you’ve already set up, we’ve got you covered. To date, approximately three years’ worth of cuLearn course content has been imported into Brightspace and more course migrations are on the way before June. If you’ve taught a course within the past few years in cuLearn, your content is likely available and ready for review in Brightspace.
When you start building your course, you’ll find Kaltura/MediaSpace, Zoom, BigBlueButton, H5P and Office365 are already configured and available. cuPortfolio and Poll Everywhere integrations are on the way before May.
The Brightspace Pilot Leads the Way
A small group of enthusiastic instructors, TAs and students are already using the new system. The Brightspace pilot launched January 6 with 26 instructors, 29 TAs and 790 students in 31 courses. These intrepid explorers are providing much needed information about the LMS setup to help fine-tune the system in preparation for campus-wide access. In a few months, you’ll hear about their experiences in late-spring showcase events.
Abundant Support Options for the New LMS
When you start exploring Brightspace and have questions, you’ll have a few options for getting support. Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) has a brand new Brightspace Support site with instructions and information to assist you. D2L Brightspace Support is available 24/7/365 for phone, chat and email assistance. The TLS Educational Technology Team is standing by to offer course consultations, assist with your migrated content, and help you find ways to do what you need to do!
Training Opportunities Are Already Available
If you’d like a guided tour, TLS is hosting Brightspace Basics training workshops online throughout February and beyond. Sign up for a session today! We’ll show you what teaching and learning looks like in Brightspace and give you the information you need to get started.
Brightspace will replace cuLearn as Carleton’s LMS for all courses in May 2021. It’s faster, more reliable, and features a clean, modern design and new ways to help students succeed. We’re looking forward to joining you on this journey into a fresh teaching and learning experience at Carleton!