Online Learning with Brightspace

The Nova Scotia Health Learning Institute for Health Care Providers uses the Brightspace by Desire to Learn (D2L) learning management system to deliver the online components of our programs and courses.

Potential Learners

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Current Learners

Program Materials

The program materials are accessed via Brightspace. This includes access to the lessons, readings, calendar/schedule, program syllabus, etc. All learners will receive an email with your username and password (set up) to access Brightspace prior to orientation.

It is very important that the email address you provided in registration is correct and one that you check often.

Early access to your course is provided about a week before the program start date. This early access will provide you with the opportunity to become familiar with the Brightspace learning environment and how the program materials are accessed. In addition, there is a brief Brightspace Orientation module on the Learning Institute's Homepage in Brightspace (under Resources) that can be accessed prior to your course official start date.

Getting Started

You can log in to your course here:

Brightspace Login:

Recommended Web Browsers

  • D2L Brightspace can be accessed using the current versions of the most common web browsers (Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome, and Microsoft Edge).
  • Please review D2L’s documentation for a detailed list of supported browsers.

System Check

  • D2L Brightspace includes a tool that can check your system to ensure it is compatible with Brightspace.
  • Perform a quick system check.
  • This tool will check whether your web browser is officially supported and that you have JavaScript and Cookies enabled in your browser

Technical Support

If you are having technical difficulties, please contact Please be sure to note in your message to the helpdesk.

Brightspace Help

To provide you with the help you need, please click below for frequently asked questions.

Brightspace FAQs

The Nova Scotia Health Learning Institute for Health Care Providers offers education programming designed to meet the needs of learners across the province and strengthen our health care system. We are committed to delivering high-quality, evidence-informed programming that enables providers to develop and maintain foundational and specialty competencies.