About Brightspace

Brightspace is a so-called learning management system (LMS) from the Canadian company D2L (formerly Desire2Learn).

Brightspace replaces Blackboard after the system has been through the statutory tendering procedure. Brightspace is a good match with the requirements set by AU. This applies in particular to the platform's pedagogical-didactic qualities, functionalities, and user-friendliness.

Need to know

  • Activities on Blackboard can continue as usual until the spring semester of 2021. Therefore, there is no reason to put current activities on hold or slow down great initiatives.
  • In the second and third quarters of the year 2021, training in the use of the system will be offered.
  • The content from the Blackboard courses from the autumn semester 2020 and the spring semester 2021 will automatically be moved to Brightspace.
  • Old courses will be archived during the autumn of 2021. After that, Blackboard will close down at the end of October 2021. Old content can be retrieved from the archive if there is a need for it later.

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Brightspace Support

Questions regarding functionality or technical issues:

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Thursday from 9:00 to 15:00
  • Friday from 9:00 to 14:00