Virtual Campus (Brightspace) for students

The central hub for students to access, get help, discover and use uOttawa's online learning platform. 

What is Virtual Campus (Brightspace)

Virtual Campus (Brightspace) is the online learning platform at uOttawa. Use Brightspace to access course material shared with you by your professor, such as:

  • assignments
  • quizzes
  • grades
  • discussion forums
  • media such as videos, slides, photos or other resources

Get help using Brightspace

There are several ways for you to get help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year.

Access and key resources

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Login to the Virtual Campus (Brightspace) and discover the list of the courses your professors prepared for you. If you can not see your courses, please get in touch with your professor.


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All the answers you need

Find answers to the most common questions to help you get the most out of Virtual Campus (Brightspace).


Brightspace knowledge hub for learners

You’ve got questions? Find answers for students at the Brightspace knowledge hub.

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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

What do I need "Tech Wise" to use the Virtual Campus?

Most modern computers will be able to access all aspects of a course within the Brightspace platform without a problem. Please note that you may encounter difficulty accessing or viewing material within Brightspace on a mobile device (i.e. cell phone, tablet). The Brightspace platform works with both Windows and Macintosh computers and most web browsers. Below is a complete list of supported browsers; however, Chrome and Firefox are the recommended browsers. 

  • Microsoft Edge (Note : Microsoft Internet Explorer is not supported)
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Safari
  • Firefox

Please ensure that you have the most up to date version of the Browser. You will need a strong Internet broadband connection to participate in online activities presented through Brighspace. You should also have the latest plug-in for Flash (