Saying ‘goodbye’ to CourseSpaces

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In Fall 2020, UVic moved to its new learning management system, Brightspace.

As of May 1 2021, CourseSpaces will no longer be accessible to the campus community. Instructors requiring migration of content should contact

CourseSpaces is scheduled to be decommissioned in January 2022. The last day to request access will be December 7th, 2021.

What does this mean for UVic faculty and instructors?

Please contact us to access any remaining content you may need in the future. We recommend doing this as soon as possible to ensure you have adequate time to retrieve content before CourseSpaces is decommissioned. Access to CourseSpaces will no longer be available after December 7th, 2021

Please note that CourseSpaces sites are usually archived and deleted one year after the end of the course in accordance with UVic records management practices. 

Why is CourseSpaces being decommissioned?

CourseSpaces experienced significant technical challenges with load, stability and functionality that made it unable to support the fully online 2020/21 academic year. These challenges were also reported by Faculty, instructors and students participating in the 2019 community consultation. UVic moved to its new home in Brightspace in Fall 2020.

How can I get help with Brightspace?

For support with Brightspace, alternative tools, and ideas for teaching with technology:

What else do I need to know?

Brightspace is one of the tools in UVic’s Learning Technology Ecoystem. Technical and pedagogical support for teaching with Brightspace is provided by the Division of Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation. Find out more about how to use Brightspace on our learning technologies page.

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May 5, 2021

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