The University of the South uses the Brightspace Learning Management System. This system can be accessed at by using your single sign-on university credentials. Browse through the topics below to find some basic information and instructions on using some of these most common features of the system.

If you have further questions, please reach out to a member of our faculty support staff for help, or send an email to:

Login / Access / Basic Navigation

Some basics steps for logging into and using Sewanee's Brightspace platform.

Homepage / Navbar / Student View

Basic information on your course homepage, the navigation bar, and viewing your course as a student.

Course Availability

By default, all University courses are open and viewable by all of your students each semester. Learn here how to hide (or unhide) your courses in Brightspace.

Name Pronunciation Tool

Instructions for using our built-in name pronunciation tool in Brightspace.


How to create and use a daily Attendance roster using Brightspace's built-in tool.


How to distribute and organize course content for your students.


How to create, edit, deploy, and grade assignments.


How to setup your gradebook and grade assignments, test, quizzes...etc., in Brightspace.


Using and grading discussion boards.


How to create, grade, and deploy quizzes and exams in Brightspace.

Copying Course Material

Instructions for copying content (quizzes, assignments, etc.) from a previous course into a new one.

Additional Resources

A link to the Brightspace Community which serves as the help/documentation portal for the platform.