Virtual Campus (Brightspace) for students

Important information about student computer minimum requirements

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When embarking on a journey to pursue a university course, it is imperative to ensure that your computer meets certain minimum requirements. These requirements are the backbone of your academic success, as they directly impact your ability to engage with course materials, complete assignments, and participate in virtual learning environments. On the following IT webpage, you will see the essential computer specifications and hardware components necessary to navigate the demanding world of university-level programs. Whether you're a prospective student or looking to upgrade your existing setup, understanding these minimum requirements will help you make the most of your educational experience. Let's dive into the key considerations for your academic computing needs..

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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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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