Starting next week, Carleton courses will launch on Brightspace – the university’s new learning management system (LMS). As of May 6, 2021, this new platform will replace cuLearn, just in time for the summer term.  

Brightspace will provide several key advantages, including a faster, more reliable system and 24/7 technical support. 

Get to Know Brightspace 

Learning new technology is partly about exploring the tool yourself.  

You can log in to the system at using your MC1 credentials Visit Teaching and Learning Services’ Brightspace channel to watch Brightspace tour from a student’s perspective and a guide on how to complete a quiz in the new systemOn May 6, you can join the Online Learning Orientation (OLO) to explore the new system while learning strategies to succeed in your online courses. 

Accessing cuLearn Content 

Direct access to cuLearn will be maintained throughout 2021 to allow time to review student content, such as assignments and grades. This data will not be imported to Brightspace, but will be archived in cuLearn. 

As always, direct access to past courses in cuLearn is dependent on whether the instructor has kept the course visible. Course access, whether in cuLearn or Brightspace, is at the discretion of the instructor. This means that while you may be able to access and log in to the cuLearn system, previous courses may not be available if the instructor has turned the course off. If the course you are looking for is not available, please contact your instructor directly regarding access and content retrieval. 

Brightspace Support 

D2L provides on-demand technical support for Brightspace 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. You’ll be able to get answers to your questions anytime via email, chat and phone. Check out the Brightspace Student Support website, where you can find documentation on how to navigate and use the system.  

Have questions about Brightspace? Check out the FAQ page for more information.