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Setting Up your Brightspace Profile

Information for Families Brightspace

To set up your profile within Brightspace: Log In Once logged in, at the top right, click on your initials Click ‘Profile’ Here you can update: Profile picture Images must be less than 1MB in size Remember that this image will be s...

Message, Subscription and Update Alerts

Information for Families Brightspace

At the top of your Brightspace login you will see five different icons located next to your profile image and name.  There are two icons in addition to the alerts:  The ‘waffle’ is a shortcut to search your courses. It allows you to navigate to...

Navigating the Course Homepage

Information for Families Brightspace

Once logged into Brightspace, to access your course(s) click on one of the tiles located in the My Courses Widget. If you cannot see all your courses, make sure you have selected All.  Once you have entered the course of your choice you will see a navigatio...

Navigating the Landing Page in Brightspace

Information for Families Brightspace

Brightspace is the Learning Management System (LMS) used by HCOS to offer a wide variety of courses including online (asynchronous and synchronous), hybrid, Community Connections + and even some individualized offerings.  While course experiences may be diffe...

Parent and Guardian Access to Brightspace

Information for Families Brightspace

We believe that at home learning requires engaged parents and guardians. Brightspace provides a Parent Portal to access announcements, grades, feedback and upcoming assignments for each of course their students are enrolled in.  See more about what is availab...

Synchronous Cohorts - 2023/2024

Information for Families Calendars & Schedules

Individual class schedules will be posted as they are created. Please check your Brightspace course shell for more information.  Synchronous classes begin the week of Sept 25-29 and end the week of June 10-14. There are no classes scheduled during the followi...

Accessing Your Gradebook

Information for Families Brightspace

To access your gradebook for a specific course in Brightspace: Begin by logging into Brightspace with your username and password.  Navigate to the course through the 'My Courses' widget on the homepage and click on the course. At the top of the course hom...

Integrity Advocate - Student Experience

Information for Families Brightspace

Some courses will require students to be proctored for exams using Integrity Advocate. There are two modes that students will experience, Demo Mode and Proctored Mode.  Demo Mode Teachers may set up quizzes or tests using the demo mode of Integrity Advocate...

Academic Integrity Policy

HCOS Policies

Rationale At HCOS, we believe students are reflective and adaptable thinkers who act with honesty, integrity, and transparency, walking in the wholeness that comes from an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ. Our expectation is that students will submit ...

Scholarship and Bursary Policy

HCOS Policies

Purpose of Scholarship Program Heritage Christian Online School has identified funds in the annual budget with the intent of providing financial awards for students graduating from grade 12 to assist with paying future tuition costs associated with pursuing p...

Viewing Student Feedback in Brightspace and StudyForge

Information for Families

There are different avenues for students to view their feedback on work submitted to their courses within Brightspace. Below we discuss the different ways to access feedback on different assignment types within Brightspace and StudyForge. Before we get to thos...

Synchronous Course End Date Policy

HCOS Policies

Synchronous courses offer the same program of study as an online course, with the added benefit of weekly meetings with a teacher and working alongside a cohort of peers on the same topics. To read more about our synchronous course offerings, please see here. ...