CityU is upgrading its learning management system Winter Quarter – moving from Blackboard to Brightspace by D2L. The University is undergoing this major change in order to bring students a more mobile, responsive online environment while using the latest design tools to enhance the learning experience.

We are excited for you to see this new learning environment and wish you much success in your studies at CityU!

Important Dates

  • Fall enrollment opens August 1, 2022
  • Faculty access courses September 12, 2022
  • Students in 10-week and 5-week Session 1 access courses September 28, 2022

Tips for Getting Started with Brightspace

More Brightspace Questions?

Register for one of the drop-in sessions for new students. These sessions will act as informal introductions to navigating the Brightspace learning environment and aim to answer any questions that new students may have about preparing for Fall quarter classes at CityU. Please register in advance if you plan to attend a session.


Brightspace courses can be accessed through a link on the Student and Faculty Dashboards on You will also be able to access Brightspace directly at Login with your CityU username and password.
The mobile app for Brightspace is Pulse and is available for both Apple and Android devices.
The Brightspace Community and YouTube channel provide excellent resources on how to use the system and leverage course tools to engage learners. Sign up for the Brightspace Community with your CityU email and visit the Learning Center to enroll in or view recordings of Guided Trainings. Join a Brightspace Community group to participate in conversations with peers on best practices for using Brightspace.
24/7 technical support for Brightspace will be available through the My.CityU portal. The Student Help Center and the Faculty Help Center on My.CityU will also provide videos and tutorials on how to complete key tasks within Brightspace.
Blackboard will stop being used for courses effective Winter quarter 2022. It will be turned off completely after April 2022.


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