CourseSpaces is UVic's learning management system (LMS) to help make learning more accessible.

Look forward to an upgraded CourseSpaces at the end of April! This upgrade will improve functionality, navigation, and user experience while offering a more mobile-friendly look and feel. We will offer workshops and drop-ins throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall to support you with the upgrade changes.

CourseSpaces is a flexible online learning and teaching tool at UVic. Technology Integrated Learning and University Systems provide technical and pedagogical support for CourseSpaces including help via telephone, email, and face-to-face consultations and workshops. We are continuously improving the online learning experience and we welcome your feedback.

What is CourseSpaces?

CourseSpaces is UVic's learning management system (LMS), a place for students, instructors, and staff to build learning communities.

Why use CourseSpaces?

Many distance courses at UVic are taught entirely on CourseSpaces. But if you are an on-site instructor, you can still use CourseSpaces to
  • Build collaborative communities of learning around your subject matter.
  • Post resources such as PDFs, audio files, videos, and PowerPoints for your students.
  • Have online discussion forums, quizzes, wikis and more.
  • Create online assignments and have students upload assignments to you--eliminating paper submissions.
  • Communicate with students.
  • Grade assignments, provide students with feedback, and manage your gradebook.

Who can use CourseSpaces?

Current instructors, staff, and students with a netlink ID and password who are enrolled or associated with a CourseSpaces course can use the LMS.

Where and When can I use CourseSpaces?

CourseSpaces can be accessed anytime and anywhere--that's the beauty of it! Use your computer or mobile device day or night.

How do I request and use CourseSpaces?

CourseSpaces course shells can be requested via the UVic portal (for instructors) or via OLSA (for departmental administrative staff). For more information, see how to Request your CourseSpaces shell.

To learn how to use CourseSpaces, attend a TIL workshop or access instructor help guides and student help guides from within CourseSpaces (Help menu).