Transition to Brightspace - Students

Welcome, CNM Students!

We are excited to have you during this extraordinary time, during which CNM is upgrading to a new Learning Management System (LMS) called Brightspace at the end of the fall term on December 19, 2020. The new link to access your courses will be

Why the change?

Compared to Blackboard, Brightspace tools are more interactive, colorful and learner-oriented.

New features, like a customizable calendar, interactive video tools, and ePortfolio, give students more opportunities for learning that is fun, engaging, and interactive with peers, instructors, and learning material.

Brightspace menu screen capture

How can I check it out and learn more?

For a hands-on experience, try the new system for yourself and enroll in the free, non-credit Brightspace Jump Start for Learners orientation course by following the steps below:

  1. Log in at using your CNM email and password.
  2. On the homepage, when you first log in, find the My Courses widget.
  3. Select Brightspace Jump Start for Learners in your course list.
  4. You are in! Read the Overview and Syllabus information first.
  5. Complete each module and practice what you have learned.
  6. Receive a badge of completion when you complete the exit survey.

If you would like instructions with visual aids, download the PDF version.

For more resources to help you be successful in online learning, take a look at the Online Student Resources hub.