Student FAQs

Getting Started

D2L’s Brightspace is UWindsor’s new online learning delivery software, also known as the Learning Management System (LMS). The Brightspace LMS offers access to your class materials with tools to interact with your instructors, submit your assignments and view your grades, and find what you need to do next. It has a modern look and feel to help you easily find and complete your tasks.

Go to Sign in using your UWin ID email ( and password Find your course in the course selector in the mini-nav bar found at the top of the page (see the image below) Select a Course

You cannot change your password in Brightspace as it uses your UWinID password.  To change or reset your UWinID password, visit

Brightspace offers Brightspace Pulse, available on Google Play and the App Store, which allows students to receive course notifications on the go.
All current versions of modern browsers as Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari are supported. You will be unable to access Brightspace when using Internet Explorer. Read all the Computer and Browser requirements


How do I find my courses?

Why can’t I find a course?

How do I pin my classes to the top of the course list?

How do I contact my instructor?


How do I create a discussion Thread?

How do I reply to a discussion?


How do I submit assignments in Brightspace?

Can I delete an assignment submission?


How do I take a quiz?

How do I request another quiz attempt?

  • Contact your instructor


How do I view my grades?

How do I view my class progress?


How do I edit my user profile and picture?

How do I send an email in Brightspace?

How do I send an instant message in Brightspace?

How do I view my Calendar?