Design and Development Services


Brightspace login

brightspace logoPowered by Desire2Learn (D2L), Brightspace is the University of Akron's learning management system. Brightspace can be used to develop web-based courses for distance education, or for creating resource-rich course sites to supplement on-campus courses. Instructors choose if and when to activate courses for student access. Brightspace automatically contains a course shell, complete with a class roster and state-of-the-art communication, collaboration, content delivery, and student assessment capabilities for every course in the Registrar’s Course Schedule. Additional Brightspace features include:

  • A home page and site for each course
  • Password protection and authentication for enrolled students
  • Online self-assessments, quizzes, and exams 
  • Threaded discussions and chat groups
  • Document storage, sharing, and management
  • Course event calendars
  • Grade books
  • A Learning Object Repository (LOR)
  • An ePortfolio

Upon request, Brightspace sites are also available upon for other University purposes, including content for committees, research teams, student groups, or departments.