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, 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 (right-hand side of the FAQ pages on desktop, or scroll down to the blue footer on mobile) to narrow down your search. Shortcuts to several Brightspace FAQs are also at the bottom of this page.


Brightspace will have a new look in Spring 2018. We are launching an interface update on April 23

The Daylight interface update offers a better experience on mobile devices. Brightspace will still function in a familiar way, just with a refreshed design.

Faculty and instructors who are looking for more detailed information about the upgrade can find it in the SAS FAQ entry on Daylight.

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