Getting started with the Virtual Campus
All you need to get started and succeed with Virtual Campus!
Pulse - The Brightspace App for students
Helps you prepare
Allows you to quickly see upcoming readings, assignments, and tests so that you can make better decisions about how to handle your workload.
- Weekly calendar view.
- Displays important date and deadline.
- Personal events and milestones.
Improve your productivity
App notifications keep students up to date with course news and can even let them know when the latest grades are available.
- Announcements on course updates.
- Class discussions management.
- Check grades when they’re ready.
Video Tutorials on the use of Virtual Campus
Featured Brightspace videos created by D2L
Frequently Asked Questions
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
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 (www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/).
Please click on this link. You will be automatically logged in (if you already have an SSO session active on your computer) or you will be redirected to the University of Ottawa Single Sign On page where you can use your uoAccess ID. You do not know you uoAccess credential? Please read this page on the IT website to know more: https://it.uottawa.ca/uoaccess.
You have to use your uoAccess credential to connect to the Virtual Campus.
If you forgot you password you can call the University Help desk at 613-562-6555.
Your uoAccess account is used to access many web systems at the University of Ottawa. Setting up your security questions and recovery email facilitates changing and managing the password of your account. As soon as you get your uoAccess account information, set up your security questions, your recovery email address, and then change your password. You can do all this yourself with ease anytime and any place. go to this website to know more.
To change your uoAccess password, use the uoAccess self-serve tool.
Need help? Contact the Service Desk.
1. Click on your name at the upper right of your screen and click on the Account Settings Menu:
2. Scroll down until you see Locale & Language:
3. Click on the arrow of the drop-down menu under Locale & Language:
4. Select your language and save the page:
You can find several tutorial video created by D2L. See below the one describing how to find your grades.
Availability of a course is controlled by the professor. However, our archiving policy is as follows:
Courses are removed from the system 24 months following the semester that they were created for. For example, a September 2019 course that ends in December 2019 will be permanently removed from the system on January 1st, 2022.
If during that time you do not have access to your course, please contact the professor directly.