Brightspace for Parents

RSU1 will be using the Brightspace Learning Environment (BLE) to help students and families more easily access the materials and information they need for school. This new product will address the feedback that we received after our experience with distance learning last spring, that we needed a single starting point for announcements, assignments, classroom discussions, events, and resources that was well organized and easy to use. BLE will replace such tools as Moodle, Google Classroom, SeeSaw, and many others. While BLE will look slightly different in the elementary school than the middle and high school, we are confident that you’ll be able to better navigate your child’s learning environment whether in school or when remote learning is happening.

Start here with an overview of Brightspace

Accessing Brightspace

Brightspace is dependent on the information contained in Infinite Campus, our Student Information System (SIS), to be certain that when a parent logs in, they are connected to their student. In order to create this connection, the first step in accessing Brightspace, is actually to be certain that you have an Infinite Campus (IC) Parent Portal Account.

Parents should have received a letter with instructions to create an IC Parent Portal Account in the back to school paperwork from their respective schools, but if it cannot be found the school secretary can get you started. When contacting them, you will need to confirm the email on file for you in IC, and ask for your activation code, which are then entered at the IC Portal.

Once your IC Parent Portal Account has been created, the information will synchronize with Brightspace overnight, and a Brightspace activation email will be sent to the email associated with you IC Parent Portal Account. When you receive the Brightspace activation email, follow the directions to create your Brightspace account.

Accessing Brightspace

Logging in to Brightspace

Brightspace Homepage

Features Available for Parents

Parent Guidebook

Computer:  (Select parent login)

Cell Phone: Look for the Brightspace Pulse App in Google Play/App Store

Parents will receive an activation email from Brightspace.  Once they’ve activated their account, they will use the username and password to login. 

Your homepage will include a link to each of your children.

Activity Feeds, Work/Assignments, and  Feedback regarding your child’s work.  Eventually, you will have access to your child’s online portfolio of work.  Brightspace for Parents (YouTube)

This will guidebooks explains the many features of Brightspace from a parent perspective.