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Virtual Learning Environment Login

Find information about logging into Brightspace, downloading MSOffice, help documents and more!

  • Click the button below to login if you are a student at the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board.
  • When entering the student username, add to the end of it.  This is the student's email address.  Entering the email address is the key to enabling access to both Brightspace and Office 365.
  • If you do not require access to Office 365, simply login as if you were a student from another school board and enter only your username.

Brightspace (D2L) Login

BHNCDSB Staff & Student Login

Click here to login if you are a student from another school board taking an online course with us.

Download Microsoft Office Free for Students and Educators

How can I download Office to my PC or Mac computer for free?

  1. Launch an Internet browser (e.g. Chrome, Edge or Safari)
  2. Navigate to
  3. Sign in using their board email address and password
  4. The landing page displays the various apps which they can use online.  Near the top right corner there is an Install Office button
  5. Click on the Install Office button.  The webpage will detect whether they are accessing the software from a PC or a Mac and provide the correct version of the software for download.

If using a Chromebook, use the instructions at this link
If using an Android tablet, or Android phone, use the instructions at this link
If using an iPod, iPad, or iPhone, use the instructions as this link

When prompted to sign in, they use their board email and password.

Ministry of Education

Brightspace/D2L Help

Have multiple children using one device?

If you have multiple children using one device, the information on this tip sheet will help resolve the sign in challenges.

Browser update

For the best experience, please ensure you are using the latest version of Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or Apple Safari.

Sign In

The sign in experience for our students is as follows:

  1. Click on the BHNCDSB STUDENT LOGIN button
  2. They are presented with a Sign in dialogue box:

  3. Enter the student’s board email address (e.g.
  4. Click the Next Button
  5. They will be presented with a Enter password dialogue box:

  6. Enter the student’s board password
  7. Click the Sign in button

My child cannot see their Activity Feed

  • Ensure you are using the most recent version of either Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or Apple’s Safari browser
  • Ensure the Activity Feed listing is not collapsed 

Contact if you would like assistance using Brightspace/D2L.