Brightspace at Saint Mary's University

D2L's Brightspace is a Learning Management System (LMS) that facilitates online collaboration between instructors and students to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of Saint Mary's University courses.

Brightspace provides a unique shell for each course registered in Banner, and automatically populates class lists. Within the course, instructors can: post news items, update a calendar, upload and organise course files, create and assess discussions and quizzes, receive and grade assignments, manage a live grade book for each student, assign groups, and much more.

Get help

The Software and Application Support Centre in Atrium 107 offers training and support for Brightspace. You can contact us at sas@smu.ca, or by phone at 902-496-8168.

A wealth of searchable FAQs are available online. You can use the Brightspace tag in the FAQ navigation menu to narrow down your search. Shortcuts to several Brightspace FAQs are also at the bottom of this page.

Daylight interface

We launched a Brightspace interface update this April that provides a better experience on mobile devices. Brightspace still functions in a familiar way, just with a refreshed design and brighter appearance.

Faculty and instructors who require more detailed information about working with the upgrade can find it in the SAS FAQ entry on Daylight.

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Brightspace FAQs