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British Columbia, meet Brightspace

Brightspace is a dynamic learning platform for people that care deeply about ensuring ALL students reach their potential. We know that the impact of COVID-19 on the way that we live, learn, and work is evolving daily. D2L is here to help.

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Brightspace + B.C.

In collaboration with South Island Distance Education School (SIDES) and the Ministry of Education in British Columbia, we are making Brightspace available to all educators, schools, and school districts of publicly-funded schools in British Columbia through August 30, 2020. By choosing to use Brightspace through SIDES, B.C. students, teachers, and parents will have access to courses that align with B.C. curriculum standards and all the benefits of Brightspace by D2L.

How do I access Brightspace for B.C. through SIDES?

Simply send us an email at and we will help you get started!

Learning Next Fall: The Hybrid Classroom

With the unprecedented disruption to education caused by COVID-19, parents and students are yearning for a return to normalcy. Download the free policy brief to learn more about the hybrid learning model.

Download now the policy brief on Learning Next Fall: The Hybrid Classroom

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What are the advantages to using Brightspace through SIDES?

  • Ready to use K-12 courses created by SIDES that align to British Columbia curriculum standards
  • K-4 courses are written with a home facilitator in mind – letting parents easily support their kids’ education at home
  • Easy-to-use communication tools like Brightspace Portfolio, Discussion board, activity feed, and more!
  • Simple workflow to enhance pre-created content with your own resources
  • Video tools for providing feedback, connecting face-to-face, and more
  • Students can demonstrate learning in a variety of ways and teachers can assess and share feedback using video, audio, text, and rubrics
  • Integrates with third-party tools including Google Drive™ online storage service and SIS systems
  • D2L is a Canada-based company with offices in B.C. (Learn about our work with teachers and students in Ontario)
  • Data stored and managed in Canada
  • D2L takes privacy and security as well as accessibility seriously
  • Products designed to be accessible offline to empower learners with disabilities
  • Access to subscription training to enable teachers going from face-to-face teaching to online
  • And more!

Access to Brightspace means:

Worry-free technology consistently delivering 99.99% uptime rate

Equitable and inclusive: Brightspace is accessible regardless of abilities, means, location, or device

Easy to scale: D2L has experience scaling schools, school districts, and more

Safe and secure: ISO 27001:2013 Certification and SOC 2 compliance

Mobile friendly: Brightspace is the only leading learning management platform designed for mobile

Access to hundreds of video tutorials designed to help administrators, instructors, and learners get the most out of Brightspace products and features.

Support is available 24x7x365

COVID-19 and Learning Continuity

Online learning allows for the continuation of learning and instruction in times of school closures. We know that health and safety is the first priority right now. We’re here to help as you work to fit educational continuity into your emergency response.

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