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Brightspace (formally called D2L) is a secure web-based Learning Management System. Brightspace
provides Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD) Grades 7-12 students,
teachers and parents access to course Assessment Communication and
Resource tools. Access to these tools is available anywhere there is
Login at directly at dl.cssd.ab.ca,
or you may access it from our school’s main page. Each student has a
unique username and password which is meant to be shared with parents or
Your D2L School Home Page will contain several widgets (boxes)
with different functions such as: News, Calendar, and My Courses.
Individual courses may be accessed by clicking the dropdown and by
selecting from the course list or in the My Courses widget.
The Grades tool transparently manages student assessments.
Students and parents can review grade details and the overall grades at
any time to track progress. Grades and feedback are entered regularly
and as soon as possible after assessment completion. The overall grade
is cumulative from course start-up, and will fluctuate, as items are
entered, thus re-balancing existing item weights.
Comments specific to you or your child’s progress are also
available here. They provide more specific and timely feedback on
student learning in the context of the assessments. Zeros will also have
an accompanying comment to provide background and the potential for
Three drop-down menus house the bulk of the tool links. Tool use
will be unique for each course depending on the distinctive course,
classroom, and learning environment needs.
The course Content displays teacher provided resources that
support classroom learning. It includes a Course Outline with the
grading breakdown and other curricular supports.
Courses may have a Dropbox for a particular assignment. Students
can electronically submit work for feedback and/or assessment by simply
clicking the folder and uploading the file from the computer or Google
Communication & News
Keeping informed and up-to-date can be managed using the
Notifications area, shown here, at the top of your D2L space. Course,
school and district news and updates all happen here. For more access
see the Communication dropdown menu.