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Blackboard vs. Brightspace


Michigan Virtual offers courses within a few different Learning Management Systems (LMS). The most common is Blackboard and the newest is Brightspace. Students may utilize this article to determine which LMS platform they are using for their course.


Use the table below to quickly determine which LMS you are using for your course and then select linked support articles that will best support you.

URLThe LMS address will begin with “https://bb.mivu.org/…” The LMS address will begin with “https://lss.michiganvirtual.org/…”
DisplayBlackboard home page shows left navigation menu with announcements page default. Username appears in top right side of page. Sub menu includes My Bb @ Michigan Virtual, Student Learning Portal and Courses. The Brightspace LMS top menu navigation as described below.
AttributesContains “My Bb @ Michigan Virtual” link in top mini bar.Contains courses (waffle) icon in minibar.
Support ArticlesBlackboardBrightspace

Last updated on April 17, 2020

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