See below for instructions on using Brightspace tools.

How to Login and Access Your Courses

Step-by-step guide

  1. Log in to the myLangara Portal with your Langara ID and password (if you haven’t yet changed it, the default password is FL-YYYYMMDD, where “F” = the first initial of your first name and “L” = the first initial of your last name)
  2. Click on the myCourses tab
  3. Find the Learning Tools channel (the box titled “Learning Tools“)
  4. In the Learning Toolschannel, click on the link that says “Click here to access your Brightspace courses” to go to your Brightspace My Home page
  5. On your Brightspace My Home page, choose a course from the main area of the page.


If you are having trouble logging in, contact the IT Service Desk.

Please note: It can take up to 24 hours after registration for a Brightspace course to become available to students. If it has been 24 hours and you still cannot see your course, please contact your instructor.

How to Navigate Through Your Courses

Step-by-step guide

Due to length, these instructions are available in PDF for easier reading.

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How to navigate within your Brightspace courses, and find:

  • Assignments
  • Quizzes
  • Discussions
  • Other course materials

How to Use the Assignments Tool

Step-by-step guide

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The Assignments tool in Brightspace. How to:

  • Find assignments
  • Submit assignments
  • View feedback and grades

How to Use the Discussions Tool

Step-by-step guide

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Reading and responding to Discussions in Brightspace. How to:

  • Find Discussions
  • Understand how Discussions are organized
  • Read and post messages
  • Respond to messages
  • Read feedback to your posts

How to Use the Quizzes and Surveys Tools

Step-by-step guide

Due to length, these instructions are available in PDF for easier reading.

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How to do Quizzes and Surveys in Brightspace. All about:

  • Finding your quizzes
  • Completing quizzes
  • Viewing your submissions and seeing your grades
  • Completing surveys

How to Use the Email Tool

Due to length, these instructions are available in PDF for easier reading.

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Finding your email

Brightspace global Email tool basics, including:

  • Finding your email
  • Email notifications
  • Replying to email

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Composing

Learn to compose email in the Brightspace global Email tool:

  • Composing email with the Classlist tool

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Tips & Tricks

Tips and tricks for the Brightspace global Email tool, including:

  • Email filtering
  • Organizing your Inbox with folders
  • Using course-specific subject headings
  • Unread messages
  • Using the Address Book
  • Using Groups in Brightspace Email
  • Forwarding your Brightspace Email

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Using LockDown Browser in Brightspace