Brightspace, Dalhousie's learning management system (LMS), is the foundational online teaching application that offers a suite of functions to support teaching and learning. In general, it is the main platform for offering online or blended courses but can support your face-to-face teaching by being a place where students can access content, such as your syllabus, quizzes, or grades. 


  • Make class-wide announcements
  • Host content such as readings, audio, video, links, etc.
  • Engage students in interactive discussions
  • Collect and provide feedback on student work
  • Post student grades


Accessibility in Brightspace

Resources and support beyond Dalhousie

Brightspace support
Brightspace video tutorials

Training for Brightspace

Academic Technology Services (ATS) offers on-demand training for Brightspace, on topics such as:

  • Brightspace Basics
  • Communications
  • Assignments
  • Quizzes
  • Groups and Class Progress
  • Grades