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Accessing Brightspace

This page explains how to access Brightspace at IWU and covers additional topics like when access to Brightspace is setup.


Access to Brightspace

User accounts are created in Brightspace when you are registered for a course that has been created in Brightspace. For students, courses are available seven days before the course start date.

As a student, you will not be able to access Brightspace until seven days before the start of your first class. If you sign in earlier than that, you will see an error.

As a student, if you try to access Brightspace earlier than seven (7) days before the start date of your first class, you will see the error below. This is normal and expected behavior. However, if your class starts in less than seven days and you receive this error, please report the issue by emailing

There was a problem processing your authentication. Your username/password was invalid or your particular user does not exist on our system. If you have any questions please see your system administrator.

How to Access Brightspace

  1. Visit
  2. Sign in with your IWU username and password
  3. Click on the link for Brightspace
  4. If you are prompted to log in again, use your same IWU username and password from step 2
Brightspace uses IWU's Single Sign On (SSO) so your username and password will always be the same one used to access other IWU resources and sites.

Alternate Method to Access Brightspace

Alternatively, you can access Brightspace directly via

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