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Brightspace: Account Settings


Personalize your experience in Brightspace by modifying account settings. You can change number and date formats, display settings, change online account status, as well as change your email address and many other options.


  1. First, tap your profile picture and then select Account Settings from the drop-down menu.
    Brightspace landing page is showing the minibar with an arrow pointing to the Account settings option in the profile drop-down menu.
  2. As a result the Account Settings page will be displayed.
  3. Next, review each section within the Account Settings tab to decide which settings to adjust.
    1. General Settings will allow you to change your email and/or password.
    2. Font Settings allows you to change the size of the text to either Small, Medium, Large or Huge. Selecting an option from this drop-down list will show a highlighted example below.
    3. Dialog Settings can be modified if you are primarily viewing Brightspace on a smaller device.
      Account Settings page is shown with the sections described above.
    4. HTML Editor Settings can be changed to turn off rich text editor and view source.
    5. Reading Content will by default mark items as read as your page scrolls. This option can be disabled here.
    6. Video Settings ensures assistive technologies can detect videos.
    7. Locale & Language can be used to set preferred your preferred locale and language. Here you may change formats (clock, number, percentage) and set first day of week.
    8. Time Zone will allow you to choose continent and preferred time zone.
    9. Signing In gives you the option to choose your online status appearance.
  4. At this point, tap the Discussions tab to modify preferences for discussion forums. When you select this tab, your Account Settings changes will be automatically saved.
    1. Display Settings can be changed to show or hide the Discussions List pane by default.
    2. Reply Settings would be changed to include or not include the original post you are replying to by default.
  5. Finally, tap the Save and Close button to apply your settings and return to the Brightspace homepage.
    Account Settings page is shown with the Discussions tab selected. An arrow points to the Save and Close button.

Last updated on July 15, 2020

Limited Course Capacity

We’re sorry to inform you that we have reached capacity for several of our Semester 1 and Trimester 1 courses. You’ll notice when attempting to enroll students in our Student Learning Portal that some courses are unavailable. While we are no longer accepting new enrollments for these courses at this time, many courses continue to remain open for enrollment.

With many students across the state 100% remote, demand for our online courses is greater than ever before. Because every course we offer is taught by a Michigan-certified teacher, this high volume of enrollments has created capacity issues for our teachers who provide each and every student with individual feedback.

While the Michigan Virtual team anticipated and planned for significant increases in student enrollments this Fall, the increased demand we’ve experienced has been unprecedented. As a result, we are taking steps to hire even more part-and full-time teachers to support larger numbers of student enrollments for Semester 2 as well as for Trimester 2 and 3. 

For schools that still need online learning options this year, please fill out the form at the bottom of our virtual pathways page to meet with someone to discuss other solutions. While some of our teacher-led courses are full, we may still have the capacity to help you in upcoming terms or can discuss timing to implement a whole-school or collaborative program in which local teachers from your school/district use our online course content to teach students. We also have free course content and resources available for you to use.

We know this is an incredibly stressful time for all, and we’re sorry if the courses you’re looking for are unavailable. We never want to turn away a student who wants to learn from us. Our top concern, however, is student success, and we have a policy to not take on additional enrollments if we cannot guarantee that all students will have a quality online learning experience. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the unusually high volume of enrollments we are receiving.