Brightspace Quick & Simple

A Guide for USM Students

What is Brightspace?

Brightspace is USM’s course website. Your professors have an online presence in Brightspace for every course you take. For non-online courses, your professor may or may not choose to use Brightspace, but if they do, you will see the course listed in your My Courses list in Brightspace. This guide will help you learn how to get around Brightspace and walk you through the most common tasks you'll do as a student.

Need Something More Interactive?

We've tried to make this guide as simple as possible, but some people may prefer to just dive right in. If this is you, select the button below to try our Brightspace Practice Course. It allows you to practice everything described in this guide in a safe place, right in Brightspace!