Brightspace by D2L


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What is Brightspace by D2L?

D2L is an integrated learning platform designed to create a single place online for instructors and students to interact, either for a completely online course, flipped classroom or as a supplement to a face-to-face course. This is a secure space that is linked to Trillium through SIS integration. In the fall the site will become single sign on which means all staff and students will use their network credentials to sign in to Brightspace by D2L.

The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) BrightSpace D2L is Ontario’s publicly funded web-based platform that allows educators and students to learn online in virtual classrooms which expands what, where, when and how learning happens. This virtual space is rich with content and resources that support educators in both the virtual and physical classrooms. Within the virtual space, educators and students can access:

  • course or program content that includes lessons, learning activities, readings, videos, and includes a host of digital learning tools such as blog, ePortfolio, interactives, assignment dropboxes, discussions, and much more.

  • digital tools for communication, collaboration and reflection (ie., discussion forums, calendars, news feeds, ePortfolio, blogs and drop boxes)

  • Digital Licensed Resources - applications recommended and supported by OSAPAC (ie., Mindomo, Pixton, My BluePrint.)

  • Ontario Educational Resource Bank - interactives, learning activities, etc.

  • eCommunity - Professional Learning Communities where educators network to support their learning needs.

  • Professional Learning Resources for teachers for facilitated or self-directed approach to learn according to interest, schedule, and pace

The Homepage

The Homepage houses the Teacher and Student Tool kits,, News/Announcements, eLearning carousels, ministry course preview, Catholic Faith Resource Widget and technical support contacts.

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D.I. in Brightspace by D2L

  • Teachers can differentiate instruction for learners by moderating the release conditions of content and assignments

  • Teachers can review student data through surveys, incorporation of web-based assessment and observations to guide and personalize student learning

  • Teachers are able to present content in a variety of views (for example, brightness contrast ratio between text and background)

  • Allows for alternative approaches to presenting content (for example, text descriptions to accompany visual cues and content such as images and videos.

  • Students can access the course content from any any device that has internet access.