Distance Learning

Learning Management System (LMS)

Manitoba Education provides a provincial Learning Management System (LMS) license that is available to all Manitoba K-12 teachers. Teachers can use the LMS’s interactive and collaborative tools to create innovative and engaging learning experiences, as well as post content and lessons accessible to students outside of the traditional classroom and school day. The communication tools allow students to interact with other students, locally or even globally, within the system’s environment. The tools can also facilitate communication among learning institutions, students, and families.

The LMS house’s online distance learning Independent Study Option (ISO) courses, Web-Based Courses, and is an educational tool available to Manitoba teachers. The LMS can be used in a variety of ways:

  • in classroom settings,
  • to teach students outside the school or classroom settings, and/or
  • a blend of the two options.

Manitoba Education is pleased to announce a partnership with Desire 2 Learn (D2L) Corporation to make Brightspace, a new online Learning Management System, available to Manitoba learners and educators. Brightspace will be used for all new WBC courses effective April 6, 2020 and for all new ISO registrations by May 1, 2020.


Brightspace is the system used by the University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg, Red River College, and University College of the North. By collaborating with D2L, Manitoba Education is positioning students to be comfortable learning in this platform and to be prepared for the post-secondary learning environment.