What is Brightspace?

Brightspace is a collection of learning tools that allow students to experience interactive online learning. Brightspace is used around the world, in settings from government offices to universities, from corporations to K-12 schools. Brightspace is a leading learning management systems (LMS) for online education.

Here are some features of online education at the Dalhousie School of Social Work:

  • You can access all of your courses from from any computer via the Dalhousie University homepage.
  • Each course has a site that includes weekly uploaded content, a copy of your syllabus, non-textbook readings, links to resources, and interactive communication tools to connect with your instructor and fellow students.
  • There are no assigned class times. Live sessions are scheduled, recorded and archived for students who cannot attend in real time.
  • Assignments and tests are submitted online.


Where do I go to login to my courses?

Once you have a Net ID and password, you can log into BbL from the Brightspace link on the Dalhousie homepage or go to

Where are my courses?

  • Course sites are available on the first day of the academic term.
  • If you cannot see your course, contact

Where can I find Brightspace tutorials?

View official Brightspace tutorials.