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Brightspace: Getting Started


Beginning fall 2020, Michigan Virtual will be transitioning it’s current Learning Management System (LMS) from Blackboard to Brightspace. All courses will still be accessed through the Student Learning Portal (SLP), but the look of the Brightspace courses will be different. Use the information below to learn how to get started within your Brightspace course.


  1. First, follow the SLP: Access My Course process to launch your course.
  2. Next, select Start Here from the right side navigation menu.
    Enlarged image of the Student Orientation to Online Learning Not Completed message. An arrow points to the Start Here button in the Course Quick Access menu.
    • If you have NOT completed the introductory course, you will not be able to start the units within your course. Tap the Get Started or Launch Unit button to begin.
      An image of the activity structure if introductory unit has not been completed. Arrows pointing to the Getting Started and Launch Unit buttons.
    • If you have completed the introductory course, you will be able to begin navigating through each unit of the course. When you return to the course to complete activities you will have multiple options to pick up where you left off. Tap the Continue, Launch Unit or Launch Lesson buttons to proceed with your completing your course activities.
      The Getting Started section is minimized to show completion of the introductory course. Arrows point to the Continue, Launch Unit and Launch Lesson button options.
  3. As you navigate to each activity, a check mark will be placed next to the left menu options to help you identify where you have been.
  4. When you have finished reviewing and completing all activities, return to the course homepage and tap the Click here to Launch the Student End of Course Survey button.
    An enlarged image of the Welcome section of the course homepage is shown with an arrow pointing to the Click here to Launch the Student End of Course Survey button.

Last updated on August 27, 2020

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